Thornton Heath Festival 2019 date announced

Thornton Heath Festival 2019 will take place on Sunday, 8 September 2019. Please put it in your diary to avoid missing this annual sensation.

Speaking today, Festival Chairman Tony Rowland said ‘the Festival will take place on Thornton Heath High Street as usual and run from noon until 6.30pm. The street will be closed off for the full day, starting from early morning to allow fairground attractions, the stage and stalls to set up – and then to allow Festival goers to fully enjoy this big day out uninterrupted’.

Vice Chairman, Callton Young, said ‘Thornton Heath Festival aka ‘Thornton Heath Carnival‘ is an awesome spectacle of sound, colour, dance and food. It is not to be missed’. The Festival has been safely under good management for over a decade. It has something for everyone regardless of age, gender or ethnic background.’   He is encouraging lovers of festivals, carnival and fun in general, to put 8 September 2019 in their diaries and to spread the word about this premier local event.

To book a stall please click here for a copy of the 2019 application form.

To apply to perform on stage, click here to contact us.

Thornton Heath Festival 2018 Hits the Spot

Thornton Heath Festival 2018 was spectacular as it was successful, made possible by the hard work of a small team of organising volunteers: Tony Rowland, Cllr. Callton Young, Hon Alderman Adrian Dennis, Cllr. Pat Clouder, Agnes Forbes,  Cllr. Karen Jewitt and Neil Athron.

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One The Band played out Thornton Heath Festival 2018 in what turned out to be a live Soca-fest of a-grand-finale featuring international Soca artists, Ms Desire, DJ Frisco and S Rise!

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Ms Desire sang hits like ‘Doing Me’ and ‘Do Whu You Want’ – along with champion, DJ Frisco. Thornton Heath was spoilt for talent as S Rise took to the stage to sing hit song ‘I am Winning’.

20180909_183552As the crowd demanded more, Ms Desire sang ‘ My Team’, another of her Soca sensations, as a parting gift. Working the crowd, she got everyone singing, hands over hearts, that they ‘are the best’; ‘Thornton Heath is the Best’. We all left bursting with pride for our community. What a perfect end to a perfect day!

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Thornton Heath Festival 2018: Date announced

The date of Thornton Heath Festival 2018 has been announced.  It’s Sunday,  9 September 2018. Please put it in your diary.

Speaking today, Festival Chairman Tony Rowland said ‘as usual the event will take place on Thornton Heath High Street and run from noon until 6pm. The road will be closed off for the day to fit in as many attractions as possible and to allow Festival goers to fully enjoy themselves without interruption’.

Vice Chairman, Callton Young, said ‘Thornton Heath Festival has evolved to become an awesome spectacle of sounds, colour, dance and food and is a ‘must go’. There is something for everyone to enjoy regardless of age, gender or ethnic background.’  He is urging Festival regulars to block 9 September 2018 off in their diaries and to spread the word about what is now undoubtedly Croydon’s premier annual street festival.

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Together with other key Management Committee members, Adrian Dennis, Pat Clouder, Agnes Forbes, Karen Jewitt, Tony and Callton are working to make Thornton Heath Festival 2018 the best one in its eleven year history.

Thornton Heath Festival 2016 date announced

The date of Thornton Heath Festival 2016 has been announced!!

Speaking today Festival Chairman Tony Rowland said ‘the Management Committee is planning another fun-filled day for the whole community to take place on 4 September 2016!

It will be bigger and better than ever said Festival Vice Chairman Councillor Callton Young. ‘Last year was good but we will surpass it this year because of solid community support and growing interest among top quality local performers.’  ‘Our local community has much of which to be proud’ he added.

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Triniboi Joocie performing at THF 2o15

Another Festival organiser, Councillor Pat Clouder, was just as upbeat about the event.

She said ‘I am so pleased to help produce such an enjoyable day out for the whole community’  Each year the event gets better and better’.

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Thornton Heath Festival Xmas Lights: “That’s the Christmas spirit”

Thornton Heath Festival’s Christmas light event took place as planned on Saturday 21 November 2015.

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Acts Christian Church Choir under Thornton Heath’s historic Clock Tower before lights are turned on!

The event was opened by Acts Christian Church Choir! It sang beautifully, applying well practised harmonies to a range of Christmas carol favorites to bring Christmas cheer to Thornton Heath!  Locals quickly got into the festive spirit, with some joining in the carol singing as the Choir got into full swing! It’s just not Christmas without a great choir singing well known and loved carols!!!  Thornton Heath owes a debt of thanks to the Acts Christian Church.

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Thornton Heath Festival 2015 a Local Success Story

Thornton Heath Festival 2015 was a huge success because of a mixture of brilliant music, colour, dance – and not least our children says Festival MC, Callton Young OBE.

National soca star, Triniboi Joocie, got Thornton Heath on its feet with a breathtaking performance that epitomised carnival.  He first sang Beautiful, Go Down, Mawd and then Las Wuk.

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It witnessed a first class performance, from a first class artist.

If any revellers had not heard of Triniboi Joocie before, they had now!! The crowd’s response was unequivocal!  It called loudly and in unison for ‘more, more more!’

So they got more, until the Festival had to close – with Triniboi Joocie held to a promise by the throng to return to Thornton Heath next year with more of his Soca genius!

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