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Becontree 100 Festival

Love music, hate racism muralPart of the Becontree Forever Weekender

Saturday 14 August 2021.

Parsloes Park.

11am to 9.30pm.

The major arts and music festival is part of the Becontree Forever programme which celebrates the centenary of the Becontree Estate; the biggest housing estate in the UK.

Produced in collaboration with Love Music Hate Racism and local cultural partners in the borough.

The festival promotes unity through the power of music and tell the story of the estate both past, present and future.

The free family event will include music, dance, exhibitions, international food stalls, tearoom, arena acts, family fun, rides and attractions.

Headlining the festival will be English punk and folk singer-songwriter, Frank Turner.

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Free entry - No tickets required

Event will take place subject to COVID-19 and following the current government guidelines.

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Programme Toggle accordion


Our amazing line up includes:

*Times to be confirmed.

The Field

Don't miss our explosive and very entertaining arena acts:

  • 12noon - Misselchalke Gundogs
  • 12.45pm - Big Pete and Grim Reaper - Monster Trucks
  • 1.20pm - Surprise Games 
  • 1.50pm - Sulky Racing
  • 2.25pm - Meet the flamingo and mascot dance off
  • 2.55pm - Misselchalke Gundogs
  • 3.40pm - Big Pete and Grim Reaper - Monster Trucks
  • 4.25pm - Sulky Racing
  • 5pm - Flamingo Carnival Parade

The Playground

Chill out in our family area where children of all ages can enjoy family shows, creative workshops and attractions. 


All drop-in workshops will take place between 11am to 5pm:

Shows and attractions

Magic Show with Frostie

Sunshine Singalong with Frostie

Play Den for under five year olds

The Kitchen

Enjoy our delightful tearoom and performances from local acts and performers while you treat yourself to a cuppa and a slice of delicious cake.

Line up to be confirmed.

The Dance Hall

Barking and Dagenham is well known for being the home to the best dancers around. So drop into the Dance Hall for an array of dance performances and masterclasses by our borough dance organisations. 

Line up to be confirmed.

The Showground

  • Love Music Hate Racism Stage with live broadcasts from Soho Radio
  • Becontree Forever exhibiting area
  • Funfair rides and inflatables
  • Exhibition stalls
  • The PartyBox Craft Marquee
  • Giant flamingo puppet
  • Weird and wonderful walkabout performers

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Searches including bags will be carried out as you enter the venue.

You can bring:

  • food, or this can be purchased
  • sealed soft drinks or water
  • folding chairs or picnic rugs

Please do not bring:

  • alcohol or unsealed soft drinks
  • glass
  • BBQs or gazebos
  • weapons, drugs or legal highs
  • uncontrolled or dangerous dogs (please keep dogs on leads)

Official event photography and filming will take place and will be used for all marketing and communication purposes. Photo consent forms will be completed for close-up shots of children. Please contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our family friendly festival!

Access and Facilities Toggle accordion


There is public car parking on site with a £3.50 charge to park your vehicle in the event car park.

Blue Badge Holders

Free blue badge parking on site on grass.

Public transport

The park has two transport connections serviced by the District line via Dagenham Heathway station which is a 12 minute walk from the venue and Becontree station which is only a two minute walk from the venue.


Parsloes Park is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths.

The vast majority of the park is accessible to wheelchairs.


The site has toilets and baby change.

There is a fully accessible facility with changing area, shower and toilet with ramped access and a hoist.

For assistance during the event, please visit the Information Point.

First Aid on site is located near the Information Point.

Families attending are encouraged to visit the Information Point in order to gain a wristband in case children or vulnerable adults become separated from your group.

Local accommodation

There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation within a short distance.


Premier Inn