Come celebrate your favourite outdoor summer festival for a sixth year, bringing you familiar and new artists from around Waltham Forest and the world.
This local two-day festival with a global line-up brings over 30,000 people together to enjoy and discover the inspiring arts and culture of London’s Borough of Culture. Everyone is invited to explore and take part in the many dance, music, circus and craft activities around Lloyd Park.
Enjoy the unique line-up of international artists on the Barbican Music Stage or take it all in with a drink and bite to eat in the beautiful surroundings of Lloyd Park.
Over the weekend more than 70 local groups, organisations and businesses will present music, theatre, dance, circus, spoken word, crafts and food and drink alongside an international line-up on the Barbican Music Stage including Zara McFarlane, La-33, Carleen Anderson, Tássia Reis, Mayra Andrade, Orquesta Akokán and Renegade Brass Band.
Also appearing on the Barbican Music Stage are Malian duo Amadou & Mariam alongside Blind Boys of Alabama for a new project fusing contemporary African sounds with African-American roots music. The Bongo Hop, in which Etienne Sevet blends Colombian and West African influences, and local grime artists Lemzi and Bonez, will also take the stage.
If you're coming on foot, please head to the main entrance on Forest Road. There is also a cycle entrance on Brettenham Road.
During the open days of the event the park space will only be open during event open hours, the nearest alternative dog walking area is Chestnuts Field.
Some areas of the park will have restricted access to the public between the 9 – 12 July and the 15 - 18 July. During this time the park will not operate as normal and we ask park users to please take care if using the space during these times.
Please note that you will be allowed to bring in a small picnic but for everyone’s safety and enjoyment no alcoholic drinks of any kind will be permitted to be brought into the event. We have multiple bars on site for you to purchase alcoholic drinks.
Any containers that are unsealed will need to be checked so please be prepared to remove these from your bags and open them.
All bags will be searched and refusal will result in non-admittance.
There will be a fast track lane for those not coming in with picnics or large bags – bags smaller than 25cm x 15cm will be checked but you can join the fast pass queue which may get you entry quicker to the event.