THE SEVENTH Crystal Palace Overground Festival will take place from Thursday 27 June until Sunday 30 June 2013 with the main festival hubs at Westow Park on 29 June and around the Upper Norwood Triangle on 30 June.
Fringe events will be held around Crystal Palace in the run up to the big festival weekend.
An estimated 4,500 people attended last year’s event, attracted by the huge variety of free events across the various festival hubs which included performing arts, crafts, holistic and sports activities, live music, DJs and food, an ale and cider festival plus antique, craft and vintage shopping throughout the Crystal Palace Triangle.
Organisers of the festival, a free event which relies on volunteers, sponsorship, fundraising and the support of the local community are anticipating an increase in number for this year’s event are calling on local people who want to help the festival to get in touch.
Festival director Noreen Meehan said: “The festival has been growing each year with more and more visitors and volunteers but we need help to ensure its future.
“Local businesses have done an amazing job of supporting the festival so far but funding is getting tighter in the current climate of cuts and continuing economic woes.
“Our festival is special and helps our community come together as one so it’s important that it continues. “If you can help with fundraising, grants or would like to sponsor or advertise with the festival, then please do get in touch and help make the festival even bigger and better in 2013.”
The Overground Festival, launched in 2007 by the Crystal Palace Triangle traders, has gone from strength to strength.
The four-day free family friendly festival is a platform for the many creative and diverse people, musicians, traders and artists of Crystal Palace, and showcases Crystal Palace, its people and all it has to offer to visitors from across London, and beyond.
The festival is now accepting submissions for 2013 and the full programme will be announced in May.
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