Hurrah! Thank you all so much for coming to this year’s VILLAGE GREEN – all 25,000 of you grown-ups, teens, kids and babies!
We had a fantastic day yesterday – with a great, friendly vibe in the crowd, on stage, backstage, in tents, out on the fields.
Big thanks to our 2,000 strong army of artists, performers, staff, crew, and super big thanks to our 200 dedicated volunteers.
See you – same time, same place – 9th of July 2016 (For those of you who can’t wait you can get your hands on tickets here.
Please give us your feedback about this year’s event HERE: what was your favourite moment and what would you like us to improve next year?
Southend’s well-loved arts and music festival, Village Green, will return to Chalkwell Park on 11 July 2015 for its 7th consecutive year – from 11am until 9pm.
2015 will see more programming for early years and young children. We are introducing a new Games Tent for kids and adults alike, with activities such as Poetry Bingo, Musical Flares and a MASSIVE pass the parcel that will involve forfeits! The festival will also see the return of the Teen Stage, curated by local teenagers working in partnership with South Essex College.
Musical highlights include one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices today, Nitin Sawhney, local legend Snowboy and the Latin Section, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at Village Green; Hollie Cook, daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, who recently supported the Stone Roses on their reunion tour; Essex-based break-through band, Asylums; Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals (featuring local lad Dave Randall ‘of Faithless’ fame) and platinum-selling 2-tone veterans, The Selecter.