Becontree 100 Festival
Part of the Becontree Forever Weekender
Saturday 14 August 2021.
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.
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:
- Balimaya Project
- Nova Twins
- Dennis Bovell DJ Set
- Don Letts DJ Set
- IDLES DJ set featuring Joe Talbot
- Yolanda Brown
- Headliner - Frank Turner
*Times to be confirmed.
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
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:
- Carnival Experience and Mask Making with UKON Careers
- Dreams were made in Barking and Dagenham - Art workshop with Laura I. Art Gallery
- Flamingo Fun - Art workshop with Studio 3 Arts
- My World Our Universe - Art workshop with NBAM
Shows and attractions
Magic Show with Frostie
Sunshine Singalong with Frostie
Play Den for under five year olds
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.
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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
- 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!
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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.
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.
There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation within a short distance.