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Roundhouse Music Festival

Photo of crowd cheering and band on stageSunday 24 July

12pm to 9.30pm

Parsloes Park

Free event - no tickets required.

Part of The Summer of festivals' Weekender 

A retro 70s rock concert with a modern twist to celebrate the rich musical history of the borough’s Roundhouse pub which has played host to some of the world’s most famous rock bands.

Established in 1969 as the Village Blues Club, it was considered to be East London’s premier rock venue. 

The free family festival is back by popular demand and this year will be bigger with more family attractions and big names in music! We have something for all the family as we pay homage to the Dagenham Town Show, which celebrates 70 years since it's first show! Reminisce the Dagenham Town Show with stories and talks with Talk of the Town Show with Matty May. 

Attractions and activities:

  • Village Blues Stage
  • Roundhouse Unsigned Final brought to you in partnership with Studio 3 Arts
  • Town Show Takeover Arena with high adrenaline acts 
  • Jump About Arena with dance, live acts and djs 
  • The Playground with family shows and creative workshops 
  • Tearoom with live music 
  • Pride tent with live performances
  • Stalls including crafters, local businesses and voluntary organisations  
  • Rides and inflatables 
  • Street food and licensed bar

Stage programme includes:

Roundhouse Unsigned

Working with Studio 3 Arts, we bring you the exciting finale of the Roundhouse Unsigned Competition at the Roundhouse Music Festival. Whether you like rock, rap, pop, punk, grunge, grime, hip-hop, house, or everything and anything in between, Roundhouse Unsigned brings you bands and musicians who want to perform live in the borough and compete to win a cash prize and exciting gig opportunities.

See below for further details.

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Programme Toggle accordion

Main Stage

12pm - Rock Goddess

12.30pm - Roundhouse Unsigned Final

2pm - Outland

2.35pm - Rock Goddess

3.20pm - Roundhouse Unsigned Presentation

3.45pm - The Animals

5pm - Roundhouse Unsigned Winner

5.40pm - Real Magic - Queen tribute

7.05pm - Dave Finnegan's Commitments

8.30pm - Showaddywaddy

Town Show Take Over

12pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

12.20pm - Talk of the Town Show with hosts

12.30pm - Greenwood Lurcher Demo - Dog show

1pm - Talk of the Town Show with host

1.50pm - Talk of the Town Show with host

2pm - The IMPS - Motorcycle Display

2.30pm - Talk of the Town Show with host

2.50pm - Talk of the Town Show with host

3pm - Greenwood Lurcher Demo - Dog show

3.30pm - Talk of the Town Show with host

3.50pm - Talk of the Town Show with host

4pm - The IMPS - Motorcycle Display

4.30pm - RLC Silver Stars - Parachute Display Team

4.50pm - The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Councillor Faruk Choudhury's Flying Teddies - Prize Draw  

Jump About Arena

12pm - Dj set

12.30pm - Audience participation

12.50pm - Dj set

1pm - BrosnaCan Academy of Irish Dance

1.20pm - Audience participation dance workshop

1.50pm - Pullums Dance Academy

2.15pm - Shannon Conway

2.30pm - Konverse Dance Crews

2.45pm - Audience participation dance workshop

3.15pm - Katie B

3.30pm - Katie Guyton Stage School

4pm - Lit Minis

4.15pm - Dj set

The Playground

Attractions and Activities - 11am to 5pm

  • Soft play
  • Under 5s Play Den
  • Inflatables
  • Funfair rides (11am to 9.30pm)

Workshops - 12pm to 5pm

  • Mask Making
  • 70 Years of Us - NBAM
  • Fossil painting with Dino 2 Hire
  • The PartyBox Craft Workshop
    • Soft Play


12.30pm - The Frostie Show

1.30pm - Dino quiz with Frostie

2.30pm - The Frostie Show

3.30pm - Dino quiz with Frostie

Meet and Greet - 12pm to 5pm

The Dinosaurs - Meet Trex, Raptor Spino and Anklysaurus plus join in the egg and fossil dig, dino games and take a selfie at the Jurassic Park photo area 


Meet Elton Wrong walking around at 1pm and 2.30pm and then live on stage at 5.30pm 

The Tearoom

12pm -Chill zone

1pm - Leyla Sully

1.30pm - Networking zone

3pm - Leyla Sully

3.45pm - Networking zone

4.15pm - Leyla Sully

Pride & Joy Tent

12.10pm - Mamma G - Family storytelling workshop

12.35pm - Dj RoxXxan

1.05pm - Mamma G - Family storytelling workshop

1.30pm - Dj RoxXxan

2pm - Tarek Khwiss - Vogue dance workshop

2.50pm - Stevie - Hip-Hop dance

2.55pm - Claire 'Shortie Buck' Hough - Krump dance

3.10pm - Aislinn Evans

3.25pm - Stanley Iyanu - Spoken Word Poet

3.45pm - Saffron Slatter - Drag act

4.10pm - Matty May

4.25pm - Dj RoxXxan - Closing party

*Programme subject to change.

Roundhouse Unsigned Toggle accordion

19-21 May - Heats at Roundhouse in Dagenham


Thursday 19 May

  • Benno Mason
  • Hollie Rogers
  • Jordan Hemingway
  • Marie Naffah
  • Maxi Zee
  • Sofi Vonn
  • The Kid and I

Friday 20 May

  • Coupdekat
  • Callum Granger
  • Ghost Arcadia
  • Gon von Zola
  • Katy Carr
  • Yeshee

Saturday 21 May

  • Death by Bunny
  • Floodhounds
  • Montañera
  • The Gents
  • White Tyger

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24 June - Semi final at Roundhouse in Dagenham

24 July - Final at Roundhouse Music Festival

Further information

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To ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable day at the event following entry conditions apply:

  • Please adhere to the Infectious Diseases Guidance (please see below tab)
  • No alcohol brought on site (licensed bar is at the event)
  • No weapons or tools on site
  • No glass on site
  • No unsealed bottled
  • No gazebos and BBQs (folding chairs are permitted)
  • No fireworks, pyrotechnics and smoke devices
  • No uncontrolled or dangerous dogs on site
  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times
  • Do not leave pets in vehicles
  • No drones on site
  • No driving on site unless in the permitted hours with a security escort
  • In permitted hours the speed limit is 5mph with hazard lights on
  • Please keep children with you at all times
  • Searches may be undertaken
  • Photography and film will be taken please see signage

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 £4 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 Becontree station which is only a 2 minute walk from the venue and Dagenham Heathway station which is a 12 minute walk off Parsloes Avenue to event car parking. The 145 and 62 bus route stops at Parsloes Park.


Parsloes Park is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths. The event has a disabled viewing platform and a hearing loop is available on site.

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

Infectious Diseases Guidance for Visitors Toggle accordion

  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Infectious Diseases including Covid19 or Monkeypox.
  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid19 including a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste/smell or if you have contacted by NHS Track and Trace and instructed to self isolate.
  • Do not attend if those in your household are displaying symptoms or isolating.
  • We encourage visitors to take a Covid19 test before attending. All personnel working on site have been asked to demonstrate a negative test.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible and respect others space.
  • Face coverings are available at the sanitising stations and Information Point. We strongly advise those with health conditions to wear them.
  • Please use the QR codes at the sanitising stations.
  • Limit the number of people or households that you come into contact with.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly, sanitising stations are around the site.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Sit side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow.
  • Only touch surfaces where required.
  • Stay outdoors, rather than indoors, where possible. We will be opening up marquees as much as possible to aid ventilation.
  • Dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please return home or seek medical attention if required.
  • We urge caution for the clinically extremely vulnerable attending the events on public health grounds. Please take extra care with social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
  • Toilets and areas of the event will be regularly cleaned.
  • There is a vaccination centre located on site.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19.