Party in the Palace!
The festival season is kicking off in Crystal Palace big style this month with nearly 200 events, almost all of them free, being held in venues, parks and open spaces in Crystal Palace and the Upper Norwood Triangle (26-29 June, 2014).
Now in its eighth year and getting bigger and better all the time, the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, a four-day festival extravaganza offers a little bit of something for everyone. And what’s more, the Saturday and Sunday park events are absolutely free!
All eyes are on Saturday 28 June for the big park day in Westow Park day that runs from 11am – 6pm with Keval + Stacey Cohen + Kit Rice + Brooke Jazz Lawrence + Vibe Machine + The Boom Boom Booms + special guest star Tony Hatch + The Cracked + Saltdog on the outdoor music stage, with bars, food and craft stalls, kids and lifestyle zones, and events running around the Upper Norwood Triangle until late.
Sunday 29 June is the main day for Crystal Palace and the Upper Norwood Triangle from 10am – late with vintage hubs and events all around the area. Traders and venues will run events into the evening.
The festival features food from all parts of the world, vintage bargains for savvy shoppers, eclectic music, comedy and film, fun family workshops and activities in art, theatre, music and sports and a chance to discover the rich heritage of a world renowned part of London.
Other highlights include a table tennis competition, markets, spoken word, art trail, light shows, DJs, BBQs, barn dances, cider festival, comedy, sports, music, vintage, food and drink stalls and tastings, outdoor film screenings and music hubs at Antenna Studios, Westow Park, Crystal Palace Park and Crystal Palace railway station.
For families there’s the massive Westow Park Kids’ Zone as well a treasure hunt through Crystal Palace Park to the Magical Sprite Village and for younger children there’s the Toddle in the City treasure trail where children will be given a camera to snap any treasures they find. Find the festival on Facebook and Twitter for further info and updates.
Who needs Glastonbury with all this great stuff on offer??!
What: Crystal Palace Overground Festival
Where: in various venues, parks and open spaces in Crystal Palace and the Upper Norwood Triangle
When: 26-29 June, 2014
Cost: Most of the events are free
You may also want to check the Dragon Boat Festival 2014.