Crystal Palace Festival boosted by grant from Lottery

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival, which starts this Thursday, has been awarded £8,365 by the Big Lottery Fund.

Crystal Palace FestivalThe grant will help towards the costs of the four-day event, including infrastructure and volunteers.

This will be the third time the event has been staged at Westow Park as well as around the Upper Norwood triangle area.

This year’s festival will feature performing arts, crafts, holistic, sports and kids’ activities, gourmet food and drink stalls and the best local bands on the outdoor music stage in Westow Park. Fringe events will be held around Crystal Palace in the run-up to the big festival weekend.

The final day of the festival on Sunday, June 30, is dedicated to the local independent traders with an arts trail, stalls, tastings, workshops, poetry, gigs and DJs around the Upper Norwood Triangle, with shopping and music throughout the day.

Noreen Meehan, the Festival director, said: “The festival is returning bigger and better than ever thanks to this funding from the Big Lottery, with additional support from local businesses.

“We are mega-excited about the range and diversity of the events the festival programme has on offer – this really couldn’t have been achieved without Big Lottery support.”

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