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Roundhouse Music Festival 2018

Roundhouse Music Festival 2018

Tags Summer of festivals
Central Park, Wood Lane / Rainham Road North, Dagenham Map marker

A tribute concert to celebrate the rich musical history of the Roundhouse pub, which has played host to some the world most famous rock bands.

Headlined by rock music phenomena SWEET. Also on stage Bon Jovi, Madness and Queen tribute acts and our Roundhouse Unsigned acts.


  • food stalls offering delicious street food
  • a licensed bar

Family fun activities including:

  • inflatables
  • funfair rides
  • facepainting
  • under 5s Playden

New to 2018 - Come dressed up as a rocker and win a prize for the best fancy dressed rock star!

Find out more

Roundhouse Music Festival webpage



12.30pm to 2.15pm - Roundhouse Unsigned finalists featuring Adam Duffill, Josh Gleaves, George Redwood, Amy Westney, Wishing Wolf, Joseph Morris

2.30pm - The Penny Antics (2017 winner)

3.05pm - Roundhouse Unsigned Winner Announcement

4.05pm - Rockeoke

4.25pm - Keep the Faith (Bon Jovi tribute)

5.40pm - The Los Palma 6 (The Madness tribute)

6.35pm - Air Guitar Heroes

6.55pm - Freddie & the Mercurys (Queen tribute)

8.25pm - SWEET

We are excited to announce a new and refreshed music competition open to original bands, singers and groups alike called 'Roundhouse Unsigned'. If you’re the next big rock band, an up coming singer-songwriter or a fresh new group that’s a cut above the rest this is for you.

The final will take place on a big concert stage at the Roundhouse Music Festival on bank holiday Monday 29 August with the overall winner performing to thousands of festival goers. Our winner will also receive a cash prize and more goodies to be announced soon!

Roundhouse Unsigned celebrates our amazing local talent and the rich musical history of our borough and this venue that has seen world renowned acts perform centre stage including Queen, Elton John, Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd.

To enter

The competition is now open on and you have until 20 July to send your video links and contact details to:

Successful entries will go through to the live semi finals at The Roundhouse pub in Dagenham on 8th and 9th of August. To enter you must perform your own original music and be an unsigned act. Your performance at the semi finals and finals must include just one cover in your own style of a song from a band/act that played at The Roundhouse venue (The Village Blues Club, open in 1969):

List of bands that played at Dagenham Roundhouse – Wikipedia


Rounds - 8 June to 20 July (judging of video links)

Semi Final - 8 August (singers and groups)

Semi Final - 9 August (bands)

Final (Roundhouse Music Festival) - 27 August

Event sponsors

TEB BuildersBenson Elliot, Vicarage Field Shopping Centre and The Roundhouse


Parking will be within the park. Enter via the park’s Rainham Road North entrance. Please note there is a £3.50 charge to park your vehicle in the event car park

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