Music festival

Waltham Forest Music Festival 4 - 7 July 2022

Waltham Forest Music Festival is back! Celebrating the magnificent musical achievements of young people from Waltham Forest.

Over 1,000 children from schools across the borough will come together to perform in a series of seven concerts over four days at venues across the borough.

Dates and times 2022:

1. Primary School Showcase
Monday 4th July, 9.30am-11.30am
At the Community Hub, Orford Road E17 9LN

Our Primary School Showcase brings children together to raise the roof and enjoy singing in a massed choir. This concert will also feature performances from school choirs and soloists. Choirs will be accompanied by a live band who will perform and demonstrate their instruments to the children.

Tickets: Due to space limitations at the Community Hub audience attendance is restricted and is by invitation only.

2. Ukulele Jam Celebration
Monday 4th July, 1pm-2.45pm
At the Community Hub, Orford Road E17 9LN

A concert for children who learn ukulele with their class in school as part of our First Access to Music programme. Children will play their ukulele with children from other schools to experience the joy and pleasure of a large massed instrumental group.

Tickets: Due to space limitations at the Community Hub audience attendance is restricted and is by invitation only.


3. Soloist on Stage
Tuesday 5th July, 5pm
At the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul, The Green Walk, Chingford E4 7EN

A concert where young instrumentalists and singers are invited to perform in the serene surroundings of St Peter and Paul Church in Chingford. Open to young musicians of any level from Beginner to Grade 8.

Tickets: Performers can register at (no fee for performers). Audience tickets are available on the door £7 / £4 concessions – all welcome.

4. & 5. Meadowsong Festival

Wednesday 6th July, performances at 11.40am-12.00pm and 2.40pm-3.00pm
At Fellowship Square, Walthamstow Town Hall, Forest Road E17 4JF

Primary school children will come together to perform the Meadowsong song cycle. Listeners will be taken on a journey through the habitat of a wildflower meadow – from the deep, dark secrets of the soil to the vibrant colours, sounds and scents of a meadow buzzing with creatures. Meadowsong is a celebration of the power of the earth to sustain our wildlife, of habitats that give life to so many organisms, and of the interconnectedness of all living things.

Tickets: Families, friends and the general public are invited to attend – simply arrive at Fellowship Square before the concert start time.


6. Hillyfield’s Brass Celebration with Oompah Brass

Thursday 7th July 2.45pm-3.15pm
At Hillyfield at the Park, Aveling Park Road E17 4NR


Children at Hillyfield Primary Academy will celebrate the brilliant brass playing skills they’ve learned in school this year. Led by the rock n’ roll band Oompah Brass young musicians will take part in a workshop and massed performance, as well as hearing some of Oompah Brass’s greatest hits.


Tickets: Parents and pupils at Hillyfield Primary Academy will receive invitations from their school.


7. Waltham Forest Music Service Celebration Showcase
Thursday 7th July 7pm – 8pm
At Leyton Great Hall, Adelaide Rd, Leyton E10 5NN

The Summer Music Festival closes with a vibrant programme from Waltham Forest Music School. Featuring performances from a variety of Music School groups, orchestras and bands, as well as massed pieces with Oompah Brass. This concert will showcase the achievements of young musicians of all ages making music together.

Tickets: Audience tickets are available on the door £7 / £4 concessions – all welcome.

About the Waltham Forest Music Festival

Each year over 1, 000 children from across Waltham Forest come together to perform at our festival at the end of the Summer Term.

The annual festival is a celebration of the talent and enthusiasm of Waltham Forest’s young musicians and is hugely rewarding for all who attend. The festival incorporates a range of musical styles from rock to classical, with children aged from 5-18 of all abilities taking part.

The festival features massed primary and secondary choirs, guest performances and collaborations with musicians, world premieres,  including pupil compositions and specially commissioned arrangements.