If you liked our Stow Festival t-shirts…

If you went along to Stow Festival, you probably spotted people (possibly people running around frantically!) wearing the handsome t-shirts pictured on the left. Our t-shirts, CDs, plus the Stow Festival mugs and record bag (our competition prizes) were all very kindly made by Richie303 from the band Helm of Awe.

Richie303 makes t-shirt and merchandise for a range of bands, so if you’re interested in having similar items for your band or event, email him at richie303@gmail.com. Cheers!

The reviews are coming in…

Well well well, what a festival. It is fair to say that Stow Festival 2012 rocked our socks off. The feedback that we have had so far has been really positive, it seems like everyone had a good time, and we can’t wait to get going on Stow Festival 2013!

There are of course things that we can improve on, and we’re really keen to hear what you liked at Stow Festival and what you want to see next year. You can comment on our Facebook page or tweet us!

Here are links to a few reviews that we have already seen. We’ll be posting videos and pictures from across the gigs on the site, but for now, check these out.

A review of the Walthamstow Acoustic Massive/Natural Voices event on the London With A Toddler blog.

Some photos of the Walthamstow Acoustic Massive/Natural Voices event on the Get Callaghan blog.

Photos by Jamer Bong of the Town Square event on his Flickr site.

Belter have got a short summary of their gig on their site.

Last but not least, NeilM23 has posted a number of videos of The Priscillas at the Rose & Crown on Saturday night, a most excellent show. Here’s ‘All My Friends Are Zombies’.

Preview: Stow Festival Sunday

It’s the last day of Stow Festival! If you’re feeling a little tired and emotional, we have got some musical treats to help you through the day. Here’s your guide to Stow Festival Sunday!


We kick the day off at 11am at the Walthamstow Farmers Market to celebrate their fifth anniversary! The Stow Calendonian Pipe Band will be playing in the anniversary cake, made by Le Moulin, at 11am. The Farmers Market, which is located outside the library, then features performances from Tom Lynch, Graham Larkbey and Emma Scarr, and a tea dance! You can get a cup of coffee and a sausage sandwich from the stalls too, if you need!

This afternoon we have got Robert Emanuel bringing some reggae vibes to the Rose & Crown, alongside Supa-T and Friends. Jazz singers Ileana Di Camillo and Antonio De Lillis will also be performing at the Rose & Crown. That event is free and runs from 1pm in the downstairs bar.

The Rose & Crown Singers will be doing a tour of the Sheltered Housing in the area from 2pm, performing for the residents. They might not be able to get to the festival, but we can bring the festival to them!


Tonight we have the Stow Festival Closing Party! Camden-based indie club Turned Away From Trash will be spinning ‘progressive indie’ from 8pm at Casanova Bar, opposite St James Street station. Entry is free, some of the organising committee and performers from across the festival will be there, so come on down!

If you fancy more of a cockney knees-up, Cosmotheka will be bringing the house down at the Walthamstow Folk night at the Rose & Crown. Entry is £10 on the door and the night runs from 8pm. If you turn up early to that show you could win some champagne!

Last but by no means least, Jonathan Rathbone will be presenting an orchestra of local musicians for Songs of Praise at St Mary’s Church from 7pm. Entry to that is free!

That’s your lot! Have a great day!