Kilburn Festival cancelled


The Kilburn Festival, an annual event in Kilburn Grange Park, has been cancelled less than a month before it was due to take place on July 13th.

Some 10,000 people typically attend the family-friendly day, which comprises stalls, street food, live music and lots of kid-friendly activities.

The trustees say that they “do not have sufficient funds to put on a safe and quality festival this summer, but are hoping to plan events later in the year, and to be able to deliver a summer festival in 2015.”

West Hampstead Life understands that it is a lack of funding from Brent Council that has led to this situation. The local elections meant that Brent changed its dates on funding decisions and simply wasn’t able to make a decision in time over the Kilburn Festival funding. Other Brent-sponsored events have apparently also suffered as a result.

  • Barry McGee

    This is very disappointing, had a great day here last year..

  • Msdragonfly58

    shame on Brent council for not doing more to support this event , which is a genuine community festival for all . . . . . I have been attending it annually for more than 10 years

  • Shirley Cooney

    That’s a shame. Went last year and had a lovely day, felt a real sense of community.