A brand new music, arts, theater and comedy festival is coming to Canary Wharf this weekend – 18.07.22

  • Canary Wharf’s Festival14 will run from Thursday 21st and Sunday 24e July
  • The four-day event will see live music, theatre, dance, comedy and children’s activities held across the estate
  • Grandmaster Flash, Jocelyn Brown and House Gospel Choir announced as headliners
  • Most acts are free
  • Lots of entertainment for those with kids, from a family rave to a puppet show in an old red bus

A brand new arts festival is coming to London this summer at Canary Wharf’s festival14 headlined by artists such as hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, disco powerhouse Jocelyn Brown, the electrifying House Gospel Choir and London Legend Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, who are sure to take the Canada Square Park main stage. Will take place from Thursday 21st to sunday 24e In July, festival-goers will be spoiled for choice with a vast musical, theatrical, comedy, dance and family program.

Among the other headliners just announced, comedians Felicity Ward and Milton Jones will take the mic on stage at Westferry Circus, having both previously lined up at the Comedy Club in Canary Wharf.

Shakespeare from cycling theater group The HandleBards and Big Fish Little Fish rave family adds to the diverse running order, with most acts being free. The vast array of live music, theatre, dance and comedy will transform the quay’s many parks, plazas and open spaces hosting an astonishing range of artists and performers from around the world.

Music lovers should head to Canada Square Park where the event’s main stage will offer an unmissable program of free music. All tastes are catered for with music from new and emerging talent, world-class DJs, classical music, jazz and soul artists and a gospel choir.

The music will continue in Jubilee Park where some of the capital’s best street artists will perform live, as part of Canary Wharf’s partnership with Busk in London.

Those looking for theater will find that Westferry Circus has been transformed into an intimate open-air theater featuring Shakespearean plays and evening comedy – while cabaret, comedy and storytelling can be found at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden.

When it’s time to refuel, there will be a street food market open daily in Montgomery Square, offering a range of delicious food from around the world. Guests can also book into one of Canary Wharf’s many bars, restaurants and cafes, some of which will be offering specials over the festival weekend.

Most events are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Some events are chargeable, so festival-goers are encouraged to check out the full schedule in advance.

Click here for more information about Festival14

Key acts:

Complete list of Headline Acts:

Thursday July 21:
440 Theatre. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Westferry Circus.
Milton Jones. 7:45 p.m. Westferry Circus.
Grand Master Flash. 8:30 p.m. Canada Place Park.

Friday July 22:
Jo Caulfield, Dane Baptiste and Reginald D Hunter. 6:30 p.m. Westferry Circus.
House Gospel Choir. 8:45 p.m. Canada Place Park.

Saturday July 23:
Bus King London. 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Jubilee Park.
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave. 2-4 p.m. Westferry Circus.
Paul Sinha and Felicity Ward. 6:30 p.m. Westferry Circus.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. 6 p.m. Canada Place Park.
Jocelyn Brown. 9:15 p.m. Canada Place Park.

Sunday July 24:
The HandleBards. 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Westferry Circus.
Sona Jobarteh. 3:15 p.m. Canada Place Park.
Hackney Colliery Band. 6:30 p.m. Canada Place Park.


For more information, please contact:

Press office
Canary Wharf Group plc
Such. : 020 7418 2166
Email: [email protected]

Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the promoter of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG currently develops, manages and owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf Estate and enjoy all the benefits: excellent transport links, access to green spaces and waterfront living some water ; and a wide range of amenities, including an award-winning arts and events program. Canary Wharf’s shopping offering includes over 300 shops including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within a 15 minute walk.

The company’s current £2 billion construction activity and pipeline includes over 500,000 square feet of NIA commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rental.

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Alice P. Darby