Brentford Waterside Festival Announced

Free fun day including live music and boat trips


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With all the colour and splendour of a carnival, the food and drink of a farmers’ market and the sounds and entertainment of a street party, the Brentford Waterside Festival taking place on Saturday 27 May of the bank holiday weekend is set to be a dazzling affair.

The event, which is organised by British Waterways London, sponsored by ISIS Waterside Regeneration and supported by St George, will take place from 11am to 5pm around the Brentford Lock area in West London and is free of charge and open to everyone. The festival programme includes street entertainment, live music, a farmers’ market, craft stalls, boat trips, children’s activities and much more.

Louise Fishleigh, recreation manager for British Waterways London, explained, "The waterways have played an important part in the growth of Brentford since Roman times and in the last few years the Brentford Lock development has revitalised this gateway to the canal network. We hope the Brentford Waterside Festival, which will include a host of free activities for all the family, will provide a fantastic day out for local people.”

Festival plans include free:

  • street entertainment from The Sneakers, The Black Eagles, Grand Theatre of Lemmings
  • live music including the Bridge Quartet
  • free boat trips
  • face painters
  • balloon modellers
  • children’s arts & crafts workshops
  • circus workshops
  • angling workshops
  • interpretative display of the history of Brentford in the Grade II listed Toll House
  • roaming entertainers


  • BBQ and snacks from Brentford Farmers’ Market
  • craft market
  • licensed bar
  • Indian barbeque

The Brentford Waterside Festival will take place around the Brentford Gauging Lock near Brentford High Street. The event will include a mix of free attractions for all the family.

April 28, 2006