Crystal Palace Overground Festival

A new look and lots of funding news!

After a hugely successful 2017 event that saw 28,500 visitors to Crystal Palace Park and thousands more attending community events across festival week in June 2017, we have been researching what worked and what we need to improve which has led to a new look for the festival. We hope you like our new logo!

We also have a new name albeit not so different – just Crystal Palace Festival from now on. We continue to work with London Overground to bring thousands of visitors to the event.

The refreshing of the festival’s look has been designed to ensure you can easily see just how much is going on in Crystal Palace park and across the whole area – mainly for free! A new look website will be launched later this month.

We have also been successful in getting grants totalling £39,000 from Arts Council England, Croydon council, Bromley council and Bromley Community Fund that are critical in helping keep the Crystal Palace park event free for all to enjoy.

We are thrilled with the support from our funders that show a strong belief in our free event and which will support the inclusion of deaf and disabled artists in our programme for the first time.

Programming for 2018 has been rapidly progressing and we will be announcing some very exciting headliners soon so watch this space!

Rockaoke meets Club de Fromage
23 March at Stanley Halls

So which pop star are you going to be?!!?

Get ready to party like it’s 1999 at this unique and hilarious fundraising night for the Crystal Palace Festival with ROCKAOKE and CLUB DE FROMAGE! Together for the first time in their infamous histories, this is a night not to be missed! Dress up as your favourite rock star from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 00’s and party to some great cheesy tunes! Tickets just £15.

Forget Karaoke! ROCKAOKE is your chance to sing with a live rock band and be the lead singer you always wanted to be. Live the dream and take the audience by storm!

CLUB DE FROMAGE bring their ridiculously fun and silliest dance routines, air-guitar, sing-a-longs, pop, rock and the legendary Fromage meat pie raffle to south London. A north London institution, it’s time they brought it dahn sarf innit?

Don’t miss the most hilarious night this spring in south London and help us raise funds for the 2018 festival! Full bar until 2am.

Our youth talent competition launches today

Calling all young musicians aged 12- 21! Enter our talent competition to be in with a chance to play the Youth Takeover Stage at the 2018 festival on 16 June in Crystal Palace Park. You might get to play in a professional festival set up to thousands of visitors. We are looking for talented young artists with their own original material. Genres are:

Hip Hop / Grime / spoken word / poetry
Rock / guitar driven (all subgenres included)
R&B / Soul / Jazz / Neo-Soul / Gospel
Alternative / Experimental / DJ Sets / Production pieces / electronic

Applications open today 9 February and close at 6pm on 25 March.

NB. Finals will be held on 10 April 2018 so please put this date in your diary.

We are in the Customer Vote Scheme and could win up to £4,000 to fund this year’s festival. It’s easy – just call into these Tesco stores and drop your token into our box!

Participating stores
Tesco Express, Anerley Road
Tesco Express, Croydon Rd Penge
Tesco Expresses, Penge High St
Elmers End Superstore
Tesco Express, Beckenham
Bromley Superstore
Tesco Expresses, Bromley High St
Tesco Express, Plaistow Ln Bromley
Tesco Extra, Orpington
Tesco Express, Biggin Hill
Tesco Express, St. Paul’s Cray

If you can take a photo of yourself putting the token in and tweet it that would be amazing!

Don’t forget to tag us with our new Twitter handle @CPFestivalUK

The closing date is Wednesday 28 February 2018 so please pop in before then.

For full details please go to and follow the various links


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