Brand New Music, Arts, Theatre and Comedy Festival Comes to Canary Wharf this Weekend – 18.07.22

  • Canary Wharf’s Festival14 will run between Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th July
  • Four-day event will see live music, theatre, dance, comedy and children’s activities hosted throughout the estate
  • Grandmaster Flash, Jocelyn Brown and House Gospel Choir announced as headliners
  • Majority of acts are free to attend
  • Lots to entertain those with children from a family rave to a puppet show on an old red bus

A brand-new arts festival is coming to London this summer at Canary Wharf’s Festival14 headlined by acts including Hip Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, disco powerhouse Jocelyn Brown, the electrifying House Gospel Choir and London Legend Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, all of which are sure to take the main stage at Canada Square Park by storm. Taking place from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July, festivalgoers will be spoilt for choice with a huge line up of music, theatre, comedy, dance and family activities.

Amongst other headliners just announced comedians Felicity Ward and Milton Jones will take the mic at the Westferry Circus stage having both previously appeared on the line up at Canary Wharf’s Comedy Club. 

Shakespeare from cycling theatre group the HandleBards and Big Fish Little Fish family rave add to the diverse running order, with most of the acts free to attend. The extensive range of live music, theatre, dance and comedy will transform the Wharf’s numerous parks, plazas and open spaces as they host a stunning line up of artists and performers from across the world. 

Music fans should head to Canada Square Park where the event’s main stage will offer up an unmissable programme of free music. All tastes are catered to with music from new and emerging talents, world famous DJs, classical music, jazz and soul artists and a gospel choir.

The music will continue at Jubilee Park where some of the capital’s best busking talent will be playing live, as part of Canary Wharf’s partnership with Busk in London.

Those looking for some theatre will find that Westferry Circus has been transformed into an intimate outdoor theatre featuring Shakespearean plays and evening comedy – while cabaret, comedy and storytelling can be found at Crossrail Place Roof Garden.

When it’s time to refuel, there will be a street food market running daily on Montgomery Square, offering a range of delicious dishes from around the world. Guests can also book in to one of Canary Wharf’s many bars, restaurants and cafes, some of which will be running special offers over the festival weekend.

Most of the events are free to attend on a first come first served basis. Some events are ticketed so festivalgoers are encouraged to check out the full programme beforehand.

Click here for more information about Festival14

Headline Acts:

Full list of Headline Acts :

Thursday 21 July:
440 Theatre. 1pm and 6pm. Westferry Circus.
Milton Jones. 7.45pm. Westferry Circus.
Grandmaster Flash. 8.30pm. Canada Square Park.

Friday 22 July:
Jo Caulfield, Dane Baptiste and Reginald D Hunter. 6.30pm. Westferry Circus.
House Gospel Choir. 8.45pm. Canada Square Park.

Saturday 23 July:
Bus King London. 12-7pm. Jubilee Park.
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave. 2-4pm. Westferry Circus.
Paul Sinha and Felicity Ward. 6.30pm. Westferry Circus.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. 6pm. Canada Square Park.
Jocelyn Brown. 9.15pm. Canada Square Park.

Sunday 24 July:
The HandleBards. 1pm and 4.30pm. Westferry Circus.
Sona Jobarteh. 3.15pm. Canada Square Park.
Hackney Colliery Band. 6.30pm. Canada Square Park.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
E: pressoffice@canarywharf.com

Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it purchases 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k sq ft NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.

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