The sun sets on Stowfest 2016

waterson-at-mirthThe dust has settled on Stow Festival 2016, and it has been a grand one. Around 8,000 people headed to the festival venues to soak up a wonderful atmosphere and enjoy over 100 different musical acts.

We are an independent grassroots festival, run by volunteers, and it would be impossible to name everyone who helped make the festival happen. But thank you, to the volunteers, to the advertisers and partners, to the sound engineers, to the photographers, to the council, to the stage managers, to the designers, to the website and PR support team, to the venue staff, to the acts, and to the friends and fans. The festival would not happen without you.

The team are taking a short break now, and we’ll be back very soon. Stay tuned.

Stow Festival Sunday: Preview

PoP CampaignIt’s the last day of the festival, but do you think we’re slowing down? No way. There is a ton of music happening today around Walthamstow, to help you squeeze every last drop out of the weekend. Here’s your guide to Stow Festival Sunday.

The music kicks off at midday at Wild Card with the Electronic17 ‘The Future is Electronic’ all-day closing party. Laptop Junkie, PoP Campaign¬†(pictured) and Innoversions are among the acts playing this afternoon. Meanwhile, the Music History Walking Tour¬†starts at midday, from Small Wonder Records on Hoe Street.

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Stow Festival Saturday: Preview

Passion Bel Canon Press Photo Paint ExplosionsWelcome to Stow Festival Saturday! If you thought Friday was a big one – and it was – today we have twelve stellar events for you. Here’s your guide to what’s on when!


The day kicks off early with our Punk Rock Art School at Small Wonder Records/Hoe Street Central, which run at 11am (family session) and 2.30pm (adults only). The Small Wonder Records exhibition is open all day from 11am as well, so do check that out. Also from Small Wonder Records is the Walthamstow Music History Walking Tour, which starts at 12pm.

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Stow Festival Friday: Preview

Leafcutter John press imageStow Festival is well and truly underway! We’ve got ten events lined up tonight, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s your guide to Stow Festival Friday.

The evening begins with the All Revved Up and Ready To Go panel discussion, featuring Glen Matlock from The Sex Pistols and Richard Boon, manager of The Buzzcocks. Doors 5.45pm, tickets here. This event is part of the Punk Waltham Forest programme.

At William Morris Gallery, the More News From Nowhere team present Leafcutter John (pictured, above), performing a special composition specifically created for Stowfest. Support comes from Samantha Grace Edwards, doors are at 7.30pm, and entry is free.

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