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Open the Gate presents

Open the Gate Festival

Saturday 10 June
Main Space

In a nutshell

Open The Gate Festival is a free, all day festival with live music on stage, family workshops and The African Market.

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Help Open The Gate to celebrate their 8th Anniversary with an all-day festival!

East-London based cultural organisation Open The Gate brings you another festival of amazing events. Expect 12 hours of non-stop activities and performances, featuring some of the finest live acts on stage, drumming, dance and arts workshops. It'll also be a chance to check out The African Market, where you'll be able to find gorgeous crafts and fashion. 

What to Expect

Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa Blues All Stars

Usifu Jalloh The Cowfoot Prince

Saidi Kanda & Mvula Mandondo

Juanita Euka

Jay Johnson

Planetman (Acoustic Solo Set)

Vocal Global

Open The Gate Sound (Fenomeno show & MC Samurai) feat MANLIO Calafrocampano + more singers & DJ passing through

WORKSHOPS & Activities

Drum Song - Drumming & Dance Workshop with Nadia Al Faghih Hasan & Friends

Facepainting by Kems NaturalEb

Massage Therapy by Mariama Ndiaye Mariama's Massage

A high quality selction of fashion, arts & craft, jewellery and of course FOOD with The African Market by Open the Gate

What people are saying

'We had a really nice time and didn't want the day to finish' - Esther, trader

'I enjoyed the day and look forward to the next one. I'm glad we came with the children, they had a good time too' - Sharon, visitor

Find out more


Twitter: @OpenTheGate_


Things you should know

Suitable for all ages

This event is wheelchair accessible.