10 Free Festivals in London this Summer
With summer festivals costing upwards of £150, why not check out these FREE festivals in London – a whole summer of free fun, right on your doorstep!
Our list includes great hidden local gems, music from around the world, family fun & spectacular outdoor performances…
This year’s More London Free Festival is epic, partly thanks to ‘The Ring Cycles Plays – A Tale of Gods and Monsters!’ a masterful fun & accessible retelling of Wagner’s opera. Later in the summer expect to get cosy with some truly ace cinema including free screenings of Philomena, The LEGO Movie and many more cult classics. See the full programme PDF here
Our favourite free festival returns with a bang with a programme of over 50 incredible outdoor performance experiences. Highlights for 2014 include the psychedelic whirl of Muaré, mind bending aerial & projection in MetroBoulotDodo’s Safe House & a world of different short experiences at Greenwich Fair.
Lewisham People’s Day | 12 July
This is a truly gorgeous local free festival that combines a great mix of cultures with music, food & quirky stalls.
The show has all the attractions of a traditional country fair such as home-grown vegetables, jams and chutneys. horticultural shows along with sheep dog and owl displays, but with a distinctly urban South London vibe.
Now in its 5th year, the festival is an annual family oriented event featuring cultural performances, arts and crafts, workshops, competitions, children’s activities, Youth performances, African Market, traditional food, DJ’s and Live Bands showcasing the rich, vibrant and colourful arts and culture of the Yoruba’s.
Discover hidden galleries, open studios, temporary exhibitions, pop up spaces, site-specific installations and events throughout Hackney Wick and Fish Island.
Featuring a huge variety of artists from around the world as well as a plethora of homegrown acts, the London Mela truly has something for everyone.
Prepare to be dazzled, inspired and delighted by extraordinary new art commissions; films and performances on the riverside; beach combing and bonfires on the foreshore; walks, talks, and explorations; slow cruises; fast boats; and dozens of incentives to get you enjoying London’s greatest natural asset.