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Colour, culture and community vibes

Ealing Summer Festivals (ESF) is back to bring an explosion of colour, culture and community vibes. Set in the splendid Walpole Park, and elsewhere, get ready to start the summer holidays with a bang.

Dates for your diaries

  • Acton Carnival – 8 July
  • Ealing Beer Festival – 12-15 July
  • Ealing Comedy Festival – 20-21, 27-28 July
  • Ealing Blues Festival – 22-23 July
  • New Gen Festival – 26 July
  • Ealing Jazz Festival – 29-30 July

Acton Carnival

Brought to you by Artification
• Saturday 8 July, Acton Park
• Carnival Procession: 10.30am from Crown Street, then Acton Park 12noon-7pm.
• TICKETS from £2.50, under 11s go free.

3 women dancing in bright festival costume

There will be a host of bright and vibrant performances at this year’s Acton Carnival, with live music, DJs and an array of performers. There will also be a children’s zone, arts and crafts activities and cultural food and stalls.

The procession leaves Crown Street at 10.30am and will travel along Acton High Street on to East Churchfield Road into Acton Park.

Ealing Beer Festival

Brought to you by CAMRA
• 12-15 July, Walpole Park (Ealing)
Wednesday- Friday 12noon-10.30pm
Saturday: 12noon-8pm
• TICKETS: £20 (advance or on the door), including: Souvenir glass, programme and £10 drinks tokens (any credit remaining is refundable). Discount available for CAMRA members.

London’s largest outdoor CAMRA beer festival is returning to Ealing for the 32nd year with more than 320 real ales, ciders, perries, craft keg, wines and imported foreign beer.
For more information visit the website.

Ealing Comedy, Blues, and Jazz Festivals

Produced by The Event Umbrella on behalf of Ealing Council, the Comedy, Blues and Jazz festivals are an intrinsic part of the musical and comedic history of the area and bring the great British festival experience to your doorstep with side-splitting comedy, music for dancing and chilling to, cold drinks and amazing street food.

Ealing Comedy is hosted in a single Big Top main stage with seating, while the Blues and Jazz festivals play host to the Big Top main stage and plenty of room for dancing, an open air stage as well as kids craft and activities.

Find out more about the events and buy your tickets.

Ealing Comedy Festival

In partnership with Headliners Comedy
• 20-21, 27-28 July, Walpole Park
Doors open 6pm / shows start at 7.45pm
• TICKETS: From £25

Ealing Comedy Festival is back to bring lots of belly laughter to Walpole Park and remains one of the best stand-up events in west London. It’s time to get excited as more comedy greats from the circuit come to perform in Walpole Park.

Some of the top comedian appearing are Omid Djalili, Paul Chowdhry, Stephen K Amos, Nina Conti and Alan Davies – plus some special guests.

Ealing Blues Festival

In partnership with Ealing Blues Club
• 22-23 July, Walpole Park
• TICKETS: From £10

Founded in 1987, the Ealing Blues Festival has continued to carry the flame for Ealing’s blues/rock heritage and is now London’s longest running Blues Festival.

It sees itself as a ‘celebration of blues, roots and rock’ and has always presented a varied line-up. This year will be no exception with 20 acts appearing, including: legendary Ealing Club veterans The Manfreds – featuring original members Paul Jones & Tom McGuiness, Tex Mex exponents Los Pacaminos, 2023 UK Blues Federation ‘Emerging Artist Award’ winners The Terraplane Blues Band, the world’s only ‘undead’ all female rock band The Vampirettes, old time voodoo vaudeville act Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls – plus many more.

New Gen Festival

• 26 July, Walpole Park
• TICKETS: £2.50

After a successful debut in Walpole Park last year New Gen, a festival for young people and by young people, is back.

It is run by a partnership of youth organisations working with young people in Ealing including Ealing Council, Bollo Brook Youth Centre, JE Delve, Descendants, WAPPY, University of West London, and Elevate Arts.

The first part of the day is aimed at families and under 16s, and from 5pm onwards for 16+. There will be live music, dance and spoken word, with plenty of opportunities to take part, have a go, and develop your creativity. You can keep up to date by following @newgen_fest on Instagram.

There are also opportunities for young people 16–25 to get involved. Email newgenfest@hotmail.com

Ealing Jazz Festival

• 29-30 July, Walpole Park
• TICKETS: From £10

First held in 1984, this festival attracts the best of jazz and world music and is one of London’s longest running jazz events. This year the line-up is stellar. This year we are proud to announce ESF’s first all-female day of programming on 29 July with Mica Millar topping the bill and supported by the best female talent from across the world including Cherise and Jasmine Myra.

On Sunday 30 July, two of the UK’s most celebrated jazz acts will take to the stage. Jumping off from the sonic springboard of Afrofuturism, grime and future soul, all fused together with the fearless spontaneity of jazz is arts collective Steam Down. Supporting them is Soweto Kinch, one of the brightest starts in both the British Jazz and Hip-Hop scenes.

Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in the Comedy, Blues and Jazz festivals.

Local traders, businesses and charities – get in touch to ask about running stalls. If you want to take your restaurant outdoors, but have never run a pop-up stall, do not worry because the festivals team can help you do just that. Email hello@theeventumbrella.com to have a chat.

You can also get noticed at the events by being one of its sponsors. There are a variety of packages and benefits to choose from. Email hello@theeventumbrella.com

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