2019 Festival News – February Update

The Earlsdon Festival

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

The 2019 Festival will take place on Monday 6 May, from 10am – 4pm. For the first time, we will have a nominated charity/good cause. This is the Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library. We will be promoting it in our printed programme, website and social media channels, and if there is any surplus money generated by this year’s festival it will be donated to them. You can find out more about the library here:

Applications for stalls, food concessions and ice cream van pitches are now CLOSED. Many thanks to all who have applied. We will assess the applications and let applicants know if they have been successful or not later this month.

Our Performance Stage (music acts) is FULLY BOOKED but we still have a couple of 30 minute slots left for our Dance, Drama & Fitness stage. If you’d like to be considered for a slot please email our Entertainment Coordinator Hannah:

The Festival Fringe will take place from Sunday 28 April to Sunday 5 May.
It will open with a fundraising quiz for Earlsdon Library which is kindly being organised by South Earlsdon Neighbours Association. This is taking place in the upstairs concert room of The Albany Club, 10 Earlsdon Street on Sunday 28 April, with a 3pm start. It costs just £5 for a team of 4 – 6 players. Some very special book themed cup cakes made by Miss Ellie’s of Coventry will be raffled on the day. To register a team please email Jo:

On Tuesday 30 April, the “Earls of Uke” will be taking over the back room and garden of The Royal Oak with a community singalong and on Wednesday 1 May the Festival Poetry Night will take place at The New Albany public house – organised and hosted by Nick Knibb AKA The Archbishop, with donations on the door being given to the Coventry Music Museum. Thursday 2 May will see the ever popular Guided History Walk with the Earlsdon Research Group. Soul Junction return to The Albany Club on Friday 3 May and on Saturday there is set to be an activity day at Spencer Park. In the evening you can catch The Upsiders in concert at The Albany Club. On Sunday Ray Wilson from SENA will be leading a Woodland Walk and the fringe will close with the traditional headline gig by The Subterraneans at The Albany Club. We’ll publish full details of all events nearer the time.

We need community minded people to help staff the road closure barriers on Festival Day. If you are 16 years old or over and can spare a couple of hours between 6am and 6pm on Monday 6 May please get in touch. Duties are handing out the festival flyer and answering questions from festival goers and motorists. You’ll be equipped with a radio linked to the festival information desk so help is always on hand. If we don’t get enough volunteers then there is a risk that the festival will not take place as we have to ensure it goes ahead safely.
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Interested in Sponsoring the Festival?
The festival is funded entirely by sponsorship and programme advertising. If your company would like to sponsor us please get in touch. As well as helping ensure Coventry’s biggest and most popular street festival goes ahead, you will also get a full page advert in our printed programme, logo on our website, regular social media shout-outs and a ‘sponsor space’ in Earlsdon Street at the festival to promote your business.

10 February 2019



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