Ten Croydon Festivals to be at this Summer

Summer is here, lockdown is over…and we’ve never been more excited for portaloos and queues! Festival season has arrived and Croydon is doing the city proud with a line up to rival Glastonbury (at least in terms of convenience 😉) In date order, here are 10 local festivals to get yourself involved with this summer:

Croydon Food (and Music) Festival
When: Sun 26th June
Where: South End
Cost: Free
Line Up: TBC
One Liner: Bringing alfresco dining, street food, cocktails, and live entertainment to the heart of Croydon.

When: Fri 1st to Sun 3rd July
Where: Crystal Palace Park
Cost: From £78
Line Up: https://crystalpalace.wirelessfestival.co.uk/line-up/
One Liner: 7 headliners, 3 locations, 2 weekends

Matt’s BBQ
When: Sat 2nd July
Where: Purley Way Playing Fields
Cost: From £30
Line Up: https://mattsbbq.co.uk/artists/
One Liner: The Ultimate party, that started as a humble birthday BBQ

South Norwood Community Festival
When: Sun 3rd July
Where: South Norwood Recreation Ground
Cost: Free
Line Up: Party in the Park Croydon (sncfest.org)
One Liner: Bringing together some of Croydon’s finest live bands, food and drink, arts and crafts and children’s entertainment.

Croydon Pride Fest
When: Sat 16th July
Where: Wandle Park
Cost: Free
Line Up: https://croydonpride.org.uk/whats-on/performers/
One Liner: London’s second largest Pride Festival

South Facing Festival
When: Currently 29th July to 14th August (but a recent date change means your guess is as good as ours?!?)
Where: Crystal Palace Park
Cost: From £33
Line Up: https://southfacingfestival.com/events/
One Liner: Reboot your summer in South London – The Bowl is back and ready to rock.

Garage Nation Outdoor Festival
When: Sat 13th and Sun 14th August
Where: Lloyd Park, Croydon
Cost: From £25
Line Up: https://garagenationfestival.com/line-up/
One Liner: The OG Garage brand takes things outside

Ken Fest (mini) at Signal Brewery
When: Sat 20th Aug
Where: Signal Brewery, Croydon
Cost: TBC
Line Up: TBC
One Liner: This year the D.I.Y. Grass Roots Music Festival normally set in an ancient woodland in Oxted is taking temporary refuge at Signal Brewery

Soul Town Festival
When: Sat 3rd and Sun 4th Sept
Where: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham
Cost: From £42
Line Up: https://soultownfestival.co.uk/artists.html
One Liner: Showcasing the best Soul acts from across the globe

Cro Cro land
When: 1st October (keep that summer dream alive!)
Where: Fairfield Halls
Cost: From £42
Line Up: https://www.crocroland.co.uk/
One Liner: A multi-stage indie music festival that brings guitar bands back to the birthplace of punk

Know any other festivals taking place in Croydon this summer? Drop a comment below or tag us in on socials.

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