Saturday 25th August

Star by Hackney Downs FREE Festival

Community-hub-pub The Star by Hackney Downs brings to you our snazzy Summer Festival. We venture to our grassy doorstep Hackney Downs Park for some village vibes with a city twist.

Boasting an outdoor Funktion one sound system. We Are The Sunset of are curating a day of top DJs playing blissed-out beats, Balearic bangers, oddball disco and general eclectic niceness. Headlining the disco ball caravan will be Justin Robertson! He will be joined by Earl Gateshead, Leo Zero and Andy Taylor. After party from 7pm at the Star by Hackney Downs.

There will be the second edition of our Hackney dog show ran by Pack and Clowder. If you think your pooch is perfect, come on the day registration starts at 12pm head to the pack and clowder stall event starts at 2.30pm. Otherwise, oggle the doogos and cheer for your fave woofer!

For those of you that prefer to care for inanimate things, bimble around our plant sale for a cuddly cactus, or have a rummage for a retro find at our vintage market - this is Hackney, after all. You will find plenty of other stalls to take a look around ranging from arts, craft to the hackney mosaic project and hackney swifts. Stalls include Trinket mine, I Love Dodger Dog, Grace Within, Realm of Treasure, Rebecca Bright, When I am Rich & more

Street food is also a thing with a range of different flavours on offer Vegans and vegetarians will be catered for as well as sweet things and ice cream. Food vendors confirmed are Salty Loins, Born & Raised, MexiJam, Hanoi Ca Phe, Lele's Cafe, We Serve Humans, Sorbitium Ices, VitalRuttle & Rowe Coffee.

And if you’re not just young at heart, but are a genuine child, professional play promoters Hackney Play Bus are joining us to show the big kids how it’s really done. I hear tell of a sandpit, crafts and fun for all ages. Obv we have facepaint on lock.

If you’re not entirely satiated by such a spectacle, rumours of an after-party at Star by Hackney Downs are almost certainly true….

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