Countdown To Culture: Festival14 Returns!
Canary Wharf’s highly anticipated music, comedy, dance, and theatre event Festival14 returns from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 July.
With most events free to attend the festival welcomes a host of acts across the Estate’s extensive parks, plazas, and open spaces. The musical headliners not to be missed include British collective Soul II Soul, R&B artist Yazmin Lacey, jazz-pop star Laura Misch, DJ Craig Charles, and the iconic Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Comedy fans looking for a laugh will find acts including Desiree Burch, Shaparak Khorsandi and Paul Chowdhry in the brand-new Monty Tent.
With something for everyone, Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave returns for its second year to soundtrack Saturday at the theatre & family stage, keeping little ones tapping their toes. Families can also catch a classical ballet performance of The Princess and the Frog from Let’s All Dance and enjoy Half Moon theatre’s Claytime, a magical world created through dance.
Culture can be found on every corner of the Estate, including Westferry Circus which will be transformed into an intimate outdoor theatre, hosting free to attend performances by This is my Theatre, Public – The Musical and 440 Theatre. In the heart of the Wharf, Jubilee Park will host renowned street performance collective, Busk in London, providing laid back performances throughout the weekend.
Creative collective SXWKS will make a highly anticipated return to the Wharf, with spoken word performances that will amplify underrepresented Black voices including from educator and author Belinda Zhawi, poet Lanaire Aderemi and up-and-coming music act Brother Portrait.
Festivalgoers will be able to refuel at Canary Wharf’s street food market, running daily in Montgomery Square.