/ Stereo MCs, Main Stage

What a great 2018 Festival!

17:30 — 18:45

We are so proud of what we achieved through the 2018 Festival and of all of the visitors, volunteers, staff, participants and performers who made it so great!

Just under 20,000 visitors enjoyed our free Saturday event in Crystal Palace Park on 16 June 2018.

Our fabulous community put on 72 amazing events during Festival Week on 11-17 June 2018.

31 of Festival Week events took place in the borough of Croydon, 14 in Bromley and 26 in Lambeth so this is a truly multi-borough festival.

80% of the week’s events were free to enter making the festival extremely accessible and inclusive.

Feedback has been overwhelming positive for the festival with no major safety and security issues arising – a huge achievement for such a large event.

Changes to the layout of the park event, increased stewarding and security, investment into way finding, marketing and programming all worked very well to meet the needs of the audience and to respond to feedback from the 2017 event.

2018 visitor feedback

“I thought it was an incredible event. It was the range of things to do, the friendly atmosphere, the music, the literary tent. And the fact it was free made it accessible to so many more people.”

“Everyone has been so friendly and there is a real sense of community”

“Very well organised. There was something for everybody. Great atmosphere!”

“Lots to do for all audiences, LOVED the maze activity for my daughter and the general offers of music and spoken word for grown ups.”


Stereo MCs, Main Stage

Crystal Palace Park
SW19 2GA

Stereo MCs, Main Stage

Crystal Palace Park
SW19 2GA


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