A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate

Summer of Festivals

Roundhouse Music Festival

Parsloes Park

15 August 2021

Part of the Becontree Forever Weekender, the Roundhouse Music Festival celebrates the rich musical history of the borough and The Roundhouse on the Becontree Estate, which has played host to some of the world’s most famous rock bands and performers including Queen, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Genesis, Thin Lizzy and Pink Floyd. Established in 1969 as the Village Blues Club, it was considered East London’s premier rock venue.

The festival is back by popular demand and this year will be bigger with more family attractions and big names in music. This year’s exciting stage line-up for the Roundhouse Music Festival includes:

The Boomtown Rats

Neville Staple from The Specials

The Blockheads

John Coghlan's Quo

The Roundhouse Unsigned Final

Totally Blondie

The main stage will star rock and ska acts from 60s and 70s plus new music as part of the Roundhouse Unsigned Competition in partnership with Studio 3 Arts. The festival will include music, dance, exhibitions, international food stalls, a tearoom, arena acts, family fun, rides and attractions.

This event will take place subject to Covid-19 and following the current government guidelines. This is a free event and is not ticketed.

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The Summer of Festivals is a programme of free family festivals held in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to bring the community together to celebrate culture and art. In 2015, they held a number of events across the borough to celebrate the borough's 50th anniversary. They were so well received, and enjoyed by around 100,000 people, that they have since continued to grow in size and ambition year on year.