Thank you for coming!

What a four days! Thank you to everyone who came to Stow Festival. We welcomes around 7,000 people to performances across the four days from 17 to 20 September. Whether you were rocking at the Rose or Pulse, enjoying the original collaboration at William Morris Gallery, chilling in the garden at Bygga Bo, raving at Wild Card or anything else, we just want to say: thank you for coming! We hope you had a great time!

We will be posting photos over the coming couple of weeks, and keep checking back for news of the 2016 Stow Festival!

Preview: Stow Festival Sunday

DronningenThousands of people turned out for the festival yesterday, and we are expecting more of the same today, with a line-up featuring some absolutely excellent musical talent. Here’s your Stow Festival Sunday preview.

The music begins at 1pm on the Wild Card Brewery stage. Electronic17 present an all-day event of electro, beats and dancing. Joel Harrison kicks of proceedings, followed by Matt Richards, who went down a storm at Stow Festival 2014. At 3pm, iconic DJ Dave Congreve performs, a set that promises to live long in the memory. Next up we have deep house DJ Arié, followed by Electronic17 supremo Kat Richmond. Innoversions and Pej – Esotericsoul play after Kat, before a full live set from electro/punk music assault squad Dronningen (pictured, above) closes the stage. Continue reading

Preview: Stow Festival Saturday

Jim Jones & The Righteous MindStow Festival Saturday is always one of the highlights of Walthamstow’s musical calendar, and this year is no exception. We have eighteen events for you today, with the music kicking off at midday and running until 3am tomorrow morning. Here’s a preview of what to expect.

First off, we must highlight the fact that the Electronic17 party scheduled for Pulse Studios has been moved to The Duke on Wood Street. DJs run 11.30pm until 3am, although the venue is of course open all evening. Entry is free.

Cafe 56 starts proceedings with tropical DJ duo Ley Lines on at midday. The cafe hosts an afternoon of DJs, with Kevin Morrish from Sunny Side Up on at 2pm before turntable trickster Jimi Needles throws down a party-starting set at 4pm. Continue reading

Preview: Stow Festival Friday

Arsenic MinesAnd we’re off! Stow Festival kicked off in excellent style on Thursday with a wonderful set by Rhys Williams at the opening party. On Friday night we’re bringing you eight gigs at William Morris Gallery, Pulse Studios, the Rose & Crown, St Mary’s Church, Chequers, the Warrant Officer, Grove Cafe and Wild Card Brewery. Here’s your guide to Stow Festival Friday.

At William Morris Gallery we have an original composition, Arsenic Mines, to celebrate Stow Festival’s fifth birthday. Walthamstow DJ and producer Kat Richmond and multi-instrumentalist Andy Green (both pictured above)) come together to perform a seamless blend of techno and strings, inspired by some of William Morris’ themes: pattern, craft, partnership and legacy. Kat and Andy will be accompanied by a backdrop of stunning visuals from Stefano Terranova and guest vocals from the incredible Jaega Wise. Continue reading