Chatsworth Road Festival returns on Saturday

Clapton’s annual knees up is back with live music, activities, food and fun for all ages

CHATSFEST, Lower Clapton’s annual street festival is back on Saturday (10 September), offering a mix of live music and activities that will appeal to all ages.

The Dentist event space will be running the music stage, with headliners Mercury Music Prize-nominated The Comet is Coming bringing their apocalyptic space funk.

Hackney’s finest local talent will perform on a new community stage and the DJ stage will be manned by the Comadisco crew. Local girl Amaria Braithwaite, the winner of CBBC’s Got What it Takes (video above), will also be performing.

Award-winning vendors will provide a delicious array of street food, with drinks available at a beer bar and cocktail bar.

Local author and historian Norman Jacobs will share his experiences of growing up in the area in the 1950s and 60s at a talk entitled ‘pie ‘n’ mash & prefabs’.

Children’s activities include a climbing wall, bouncy castle, face painting and boxing demonstrations. There will also be a bike hub for cyclists, activities in Chats Palace and a range of community stalls. 

The festival runs all day from 12noon to 9pm.