Open East Festival is no ordinary festival for no ordinary park. Taking place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, on the anniversary of the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, the two-day event (produced by the Barbican and Create London) will be the official re-opening of the north section of the park.
Set for this Saturday 27th, and Sunday 28th of July, the festival is a celebration of the sights, sounds and flavours of east London, and a perfect way for local residents to enjoy the park for the first time since the Olympics.
As a weekend of music, food, theatre and family fun, this is a festival with a difference. There will be a host of international music acts, theatre, the Real Food Festival, the Art Car Boot Fair and much more before a spectacular finale closes each day.
As well as sampling delicious food and purchasing work from leading east London artists including Bob and Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk and Pure Evil, you’ll be able to bounce to your heart’s content on Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller’s lifesize replica of the prehistoric Stonehenge. Bands playing include the Waterboys, Amadou and Mariam and Seun Kuti.
All this for under 10 quid… We’ll see you there!
Tickets for Open East Festival are only £9.50 for adults, £6.00 for children, under 5’s go free, and are available here
The London Legacy Development Corporation, the Barbican and Create London are giving our readers a special opportunity to win a pair of tickets. To enter, simply like Create London on Facebook and post them a wall message stating why you’re excited to go to the festival.
This is a quick late one, so competition ends tomorrow (Thursday 25th) at 3pm. Get in there!
Winner will be notified Thursday evening.