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Top 5 Festivals in Ealing

Summer is coming! The weather is on up (fingers crossed), the thought of spending time in the great outdoors is ever present and the search for fun in the sun begins. It’s time to dig out those vintage clothes and experience what Ealing has to offer because from June to September, it's festival season!
One thing’s for sure, the people of Ealing know how to put on a good party and what’s better than spending your weekends outside with like-minded people of all ages enjoying great music and culture? The essence of festival season in London is to let your hair down after a tough week at work and let your passions and hobbies take over as the days turn into night.

If you love festivals of all kinds then you’re in for a treat this year in Ealing, most within walking distance of Jigsaw, with the summer gatherings changing focus, form and location from week to week; there’s always something to cater for your taste.

At Jigsaw, we’ve reviewed the best of the Festivals in Ealing and we are delighted to recommend our Top 5 for your culture calendar this summer:

1. Ealing Jazz Festival - Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5

Ealing’s flagship festival takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July, with a line up including MOBO award winning musician YolanDa Brown to the latest talents of the Jazz-Funk scene Roy Ayers who is at the top of the weekend bills. Set times will take you right through the heat of the day, commencing at 13:30, right through to a 22:00 finish. By our estimations, that is a solid 17 hours of grooving over the weekend.

2. Ealing Blues Festival - Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5

Maybe the guitar is more your jam? Then you’re in luck just a week prior with the Ealing Blues Festival in the very same location! Now in its 30th year, Walpole Park will again act as the hub and the curtain raiser for the Jazz Festival from the 16th and 17th July. Significant artists in the blues circuit will be in attendance, with artists even spanning from the USA and beyond.

3. Ealing Comedy Festival - Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5

If you’re more up for a laugh inside the tent, then Ealing has a five day comedy bonanza lined up. With some notable faces from the TV such as Andy Parsons from Mock The Week fame, and Seann Walsh (fresh from his appearance on this year’s Boat Race). The fun starts on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th, with a further three dates following week of the 20th, 21st and 22nd July!

4. Ealing Beer Festival - Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5

Seeking a new household name? Then the Ealing Beer Festival, run by beer-loving locals from the West Middlesex branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will be in attendance again from Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 July. The 2015 festival saw lovers of beer from all walks of life visit Walpole Park with cheery disposition and beer guide in hand!

5. Eat Drink Ealing - Ealing Common, Ealing W5

Are you a foodie? Then Eat Drink Ealing is for you. The first weekend of July sees the Ealing Common transform into a giant buffet where festival goers can nibble and drink to celebrate the best food and produce in West London. Make sure you head down this July 2nd and 3rd to get your fill.


If you would like to know more about Ealing’s very own ‘Summer of Love’, the Facebook page ‘Ealing Summer Festivals’ is a great place to start.

https://www.facebook.com/ealingsummer/

And if you’re looking for something further afield in London, then here is a calendar to help you decide your next festival party.

http://www.timeout.com/london/music-festivals/music-festivals-calendar
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