It takes a village. That’s why Crystal Palace needs you to make sure our festival is the best community experience in London. We’re looking for people who can help us organise and run the festival – from stewards to fundraisers to photographers and everything in between. In return you get to make new friends, create happy memories and help your neighbours have a great time.
Find out more and sign up here – we look forward to having you on the team!! – Crystal Palace Festival


People have been asking ‘Why do a different park event this year?’ and there are a few things we had to consider:

  • We want to keep it local so we are focusing on local talent and traders in the park event
  • 2017 and 2018 were brilliant events but very very very expensive and we needed to take a break from the larger events this year
  • With an event at the top end of Crystal Palace Park we think it will be a great way for you to take in the park event but also to visit our fab pubs and shops for their festival events.

So our park event which takes place on 15 and 16 June is still free & non-ticketed. It also has a capacity of 2,500 so is designed for you to dip in and out of whilst also taking in the sights and sounds of the Crystal Palace Triangle.

There is still an amazing programme of guest events by our fab traders and community groups all week long not to mention the amazing Attic Arts Club!

Finally we bring the high street to life with buskers and entertainers dotted around the area on the weekend of 22 and 23 June! 

There’s definitely something for everyone so please do download a programme here, browse the website here and / or pick up a guide from the library and local shops and pubs. Festival maps here

We can’t wait to see you at the Festival! Love, the Festival team


Wednesday June 19th

Four comedians and amazing beer!

We are delighted to be back at the Gipsy Hill Taproom for a very special edition of Get Comedy for Festival Week.

A fab line up of 4 comedians will bring tears of laughter to your eyes and the Gipsy Hill Taproom crew will get you well watered.

Here’s the line-up:

Carey Marx has been a circuit favourite for years, mixing his own blend of dark humour with his mischievous and gleeful delivery.

Andrea Hubert was dubbed One to Watch in 2012 by London is Funny, for whom she went on to write a comedy poetry blog in 2012.

Michael Fabbri has worked as a writer for Radio and TV and recently had his own stand up series: ‘Dyslexicon’ on BBC Radio 4.

Gordon Southern is a regular at the world famous London Comedy Store, a resident MC at Edinburgh’s notorious Late N Live and a fixture on the global festival circuit.

Tickets just £10 here with doors at 7pm til 10:30pm

Gipsy Hill Taproom
Wed 19 Jun 2019 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Raising funds for the Crystal Palace Festival.


Friday June 21st

Metamono, music and silent films at Everyman Cinema

With the help of the National Media Museum, the BFI and the British Council, Metamono, the marvellous analogue trio from Crystal Palace, has developed a show of live music as accompaniment to Secrets of Nature, a series of wonderful and ground-breaking silent films dating from 1903 to 1927.

Flowers open before your eyes, fungus grows from a fly’s footprints, a cuckoo pushes its siblings from the nest, the surface of Stilton cheese becomes akin to a zoo…

Followed by an after party in the beautiful Everyman cinema with DJ sets by King Michaeland Kumo. 
Visuals by DIZ_QO

Tickets £15 for the full show and after party, and there’s a limited number of after party tickets for just £6.

Everyman cinema, Church Road, Crystal Palace

Doors 23:15 – 03:00. Get your tickets here – don’t miss out!!

Raising fund for the Crystal Palace Festival.

Thank you to our sponsors, partners and funders
London Queens Crystal Palace Hotel, Arts Council, Bromley Council, Croydon Council, Clarion Futures, National Lottery Community Fund, Martin & Co. Amphlett Lissimore, Bambino, Westow House, ZipCar, Better, Paxton Vets, Fifty Fathoms, Sefgrove Chemists, The White Hart, Bamboo Fitness, Decorum, emBold, Four Boroughs, Rush, The Paxton, Urban Cellar, Walker Briggs, Winston Hazelton, Acorn Group, The Great Southern, Willie Smarts and to all our fundraising campaign donors. (Source: Crystal Palace Festival)


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