A 24-hour charity music festival is heading to the Rose and Crown, Walthamstow

A 24-hour live music festival is heading to the wonderful Rose and Crown pub in Walthamstow to raise money for Walthamstow Migrants’ Action Group.

Stow-a-thon is now in its third year and will open at 12 noon on Sunday, 1 May and finish 24 hours later on bank holiday Monday.

The music festival will open and close with east London’s finest pub rock band, Graham Larkbey and the Escape Committee. During the event, which is free to attend, there will be sessions from a range of local and not-so-local folk musicians, singers, rockers and much more. Line-up coming here soon.


The event is the baby sister to Stow Festival, a four-day music extravaganza taking place in various locations around Walthamstow, this year running from 15-18 September.

In the previous two years, Stow-a-thon raised over £1,000 each for local charities Haven, which supports victims of abuse; and The Limes, which supports disabled children and young people to reach their full potential.

This year it will raise money for Walthamstow Migrants’ Action Group, which supports migrants and promotes community integration, while challenging negativity. Patrons will be able to donate money into a hat at the event.


When the Stow-a-thon comes to an end, the Rose and Crown will be hosting a beer tent at May Day Fair in Lloyd Park.

Enjoy the festival, and be kind to the people serving your beer. They will have been awake for a very long time.


12pm, Sunday 1 May to 12pm, Monday 2 May,

Ye Olde Rose and Crown,

55 Hoe Street,

E17 4SA


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