Bearwood Street Festival returns for 2019

Bearwood Street Festival is making a return for 2019 and will see the town's high street and surrounding spaces hosting a day-long celebration for local residents and the wider public.

The community-led festival will include a line-up of bands and artists, coordinated by voluntary group Bearwood Promoters, reflecting the area’s eclectic musical heritage along with a full arts programme featuring spoken word performance and roaming theatre. Festival goers can also look forward to arts and crafts stalls, a dedicated arts and play area for children and a new food and drink court.

The free festival first took place in June 2017 and was a roaring success, with a turnout of over eight-thousand people from the local and surrounding areas. After a fallow year in 2018, the festival returns with plans to extend beyond Bearwood’s high street with more stalls, street food, activities and performances. Festival Co-organiser Fiona Pitt, said:

“Bearwood Street Festival is back and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. This year the event will stretch past the main high street into different areas of the neighbourhood.

"By using this extra space, we’ll be able to put on more activities for everyone to come and enjoy. We are excited to be back and hope we achieve an even bigger turn out.”

Bands featuring on the main stage this year include Open Arms, Friendly Fire Band, Lady Sanity and Choir With No Name. The event is organised by local volunteer group ‘We Are Bearwood’ who have received funding for the festival from Arts Council England, The National Lottery Communities Fund and Creative Black Country. Fiona added:

"We must also say a special thank you to all the Bearwood businesses, residents and partners who have helped us financially or with in-kind support, we really couldn't do it without you!"

The street festival will take place on Sunday 9th June from midday until 6pm. For more information visit


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