Essex Festivals


We’ve just started building up our 2024 pages. This is our music, literature and arts festival listing. We also have a Food and Drink Festivals in Essex listing.

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Festival in the Gardens
Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens
Saturday 25th May 2024 and Sunday 26th May 2024
Early bird tickets available now. More info when available.
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Essex Pride
Central Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 22nd June 2024
“This is an event for the whole community, and its more than just a huge party. Pride inspires everyone to embrace equality, and demonstrates that people from all walks of life can join together and celebrate diversity.”
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Island Fest
Adventure Island, Southend
Saturday 22nd June 2024
A free festival showcasing a variety of talent from in and around Southend – bands, singers, dancers, actors, artists, comedians, fashion designers and more.
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Essex Pop Fest
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1JU
Friday 12th July 2024, 5pm – 10:30pm
“Featuring live performances from Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates, East 17, Big Brovaz & Booty Luv taking you back to the 00s with some of your favourite music!”
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Essex TributeFest
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1JU
Saturday 13th July 2024. Gates open at 2pm. Bar closes at 10:30pm.
9 fantastic tribute acts. All money raised goes to local mental health charity Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham.
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Lazydays Festival
Priory Park, Southend
Friday 26th July 2024 to Sunday 28th July 2024
“More than 50+ craft drinks on offer and a line-up of big-name acts (Craig Charles, The Futureheads, David Rodigan, Sleeper) and local musicians, there’s something for everyone.”
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Midsummer Music Festival
Parlour Cafe, Creeksea Farm, Ferry Road, Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8PJ
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July 2024
Two evenings of delicious local food and talented musicians! We have a brilliant line up of fantastic singers and bands, local food vendors, a beer tent, a cocktail bar and fun for the kids!
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Brightlingsea Free Music Festival
Hurst Green, Brightlingsea
Saturday 3rd August 2024 and Sunday 4th August 2024
A two-day music festival which aims to provide a platform for new and established bands from across the mainstream spectrum of popular music.
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