Southend Jazz Festival 

A 7-day celebration of jazz in Southend-on-Sea, welcoming a range of talented artists at venues across the city.

Southend City Festival

A brand new festival of artistic collaboration is coming to Southend!

Southend on Sea is celebrating its inaugural city year, with city status conferred in memory of Sir David Amess MP, who was tragically murdered last year. The City of Southend will come together to celebrate the long overdue city status with the Southend City Festival, to be held inside an aircraft hangar at London Southend Airport on 2-4 September.

Headlined by Africa Express, Fabio and Grooverider and the Outlook Orchestra and The Music Man Project, the Southend City Festival is set to be a weekend like no other, rich in collaboration, diversity and inclusion.

Southend City Festival is brought to you by DP World, London Southend Airport and Southend City Council

Leigh Folk Festival 2022

After two years, Leigh Folk Festival is finally back for 4 days of free entertainment including music, dance, poetry, comedy, food, crafters, workshops and more.

Save the dates, as this year’s a big one – the 30th anniversary!

For 2022, the festival be centring the festival around the beautiful Victorian backdrop of Leigh Library Gardens for the entire weekend, branching out into an array of spaces, venues and community hubs nearby.