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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Brightlingsea Winterfest
Various locations
Throughout February 2024
A wide range of events to help blow away those winter blues. Music, comedy, running and walking, literary events, shanties, crafts, and much more.
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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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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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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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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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