Stowathon returns for 2016

PrintStowathon, the 24-hour free live music extravaganza, returns for a third time at the Rose & Crown this May Bank Holiday weekend. The event, which is a spin-off event from Stow Festival, features continuous live music from Midday Sunday 1 May to Midday Monday 2 May.  Continue reading

Meet the Stow Festival team

Mama MoonshineOur applications process to perform at Stow Festival is open! As part of that, we are running a drop-in session for anyone who wants to come and speak to the festival team. The session will be from 7pm-9pm, Tuesday 29 March at The Chequers, on Walthamstow High Street.

We are looking for applications from musicians from any genre, be you rap, metal, classical, electronic, spoken word, jazz, folk, or anything else! We welcome applications from people of any age, so don’t be shy. The drop-in session will be a chance to speak to the festival team informally over a drink and find out more about what’s involved.

We also have a group of volunteers who help with the festival each year. We have more than 50 volunteers, but we’re always looking for more. If you’d like to find out more about that, please do also come along, we’d love to have a chat.

The drop-in session will run from 7pm-9pm, Tuesday 29 March at The Chequers. See you there!

Want to play Stow Festival 2016?

Stow Festival 2016 launch promoBands, singers, DJs, rappers, performers wanted! The Stow Festival will run on 15/16/17/18 September this year, with stages in venues across Walthamstow. Last year we had 120 acts play the festival, and we are now open for applications to play in 2016.

If you’d like to apply, please email us links (no MP3s, CDs etc) to your best work. The links can be to your Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp, Mixcloud, YouTube or other sites. Please also include a short description of yourselves (including genre) and a link to your website. Email your applications to by Thursday 7 April.

We welcome applications from performers of any age and and musical genre. If you’re from Walthamstow, please tell us! It really helps us understand how many local acts are applying.

Remember, the closing date for applications is Thursday 7 April. We will then listen to all the applications and get back to you within a few weeks of the closing date.

Stow Festival 2016 dates announced

Photo: Stephen Berkeley-White

Last year 7,000 people came to Walthamstow to enjoy four glorious days of music at the Stow Festival. Well, we’re back! The Stow Festival runs on 15/16/17/18 September 2016, in venues across E17.

Full details on the line-up, venues and everything else will be announced over the coming months. We can’t wait to get going!

[Photo: Genius John, by Stephen Berkley-White]