Crystal Palace Festival brings Stereo MC’s, Rodney P, Polarbear and more to free park event

Most of the artists and activities are now announced the festival’s Crystal Palace Park event on 16 June 2018.

Festival director Noreen Meehan says: “We learned a great deal from our first year in the park. “We are very much looking forward to returning with a much improved site and even more fantastic bands, artists and activities for all to enjoy for free”.

“We are passionate about keeping the event free for all to attend as cultural events can be very expensive for families, younger and older people and those on a budget. It’s high quality arts, culture and heritage for the many not just the few!”

“We are hugely excited about the introduction of some new features for 2018 – the Village Green with a bandstand, dog show, charity and community stalls, the Farmers’ Market and craft beer bar and a dance tent to indulge our love of electronic music. Be sure to come down early to the park on 16 June as its going to be busy!”

Acts confirmed for Crystal Palace park on 16 June include: Stereo MC’s, Strong Asian Mothers, Rodney P & Skitz, Fowokan, Polarbear, Croydon SDA Gospel Choir and much more being announced on the festival website at

The festival will take place all around the Crystal Palace area on 11–17 June 2018 with a week long programme of guest events organised by the local community. The free Crystal Palace Park event on Saturday 16 June 2018 is produced and delivered by the festival organisation.

To ensure you don’t miss any programme announcements for what is going to be one of south London’s cultural highlights in 2018, sign up for festival updates at the website

About the Crystal Palace Festival

“Crystal Palace Festival is a wondrous jewel in the heart of south London. Uber cool, community driven and family friendly. Urban festivals don’t get any better than this” – Ross Godfrey – Morcheeba, 2017 headliners

The Crystal Palace Festival was launched in 2006 and has gone from strength to strength with over 28,500 people attending the Crystal Palace Park event on 17 June 2017 and thousands more across the community events programme in 2017.

The festival is organised by the Crystal Palace Festival Group CIC, a not for profit social enterprise, created by local residents.  Its mission is to bring people together and have fun while producing high quality arts, heritage and culture events in an area of south London that is a recognised cold spot for the arts.

It firmly believes in the power of creativity and wants to improve and enhance the life of the local community through involvement in arts, heritage and culture.

The festival is hugely supported and made possible by a dedicated band of volunteers who donate their time and energy to the event and the support of many local businesses and other funders such as Arts Council England and sponsors.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. It supports activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Sponsors, funders and supporters of Crystal Palace Festival 2018 so far are:

Arts Council England – London Overground – Croydon Council – Bromley Council

Big Lottery – Clarion Futures – Bromley Community Fund – Martin & Co. Crystal Palace – Amphlett Lissimore – GLL / Better – Crystal Palace Physio Group – Just Giclee – Project Audio – Bambino – The Sparrowhawk – Papagaio – Sefgrove Chemist – Acorn Group – Coopers Yard – James Ware Stephenson – Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward – Bamboo Fitness – Four Boroughs – The White Hart – D’Solo – BOB Wines – Bookseller Crow – Merlin Shoes – Domali Bar & Kitchen – Willie Smarts. (Source: Crystal Palace Festival)


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