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It’s bigger, better and happening this weekend: Havering Show 2017

Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Havering Show, led by Havering Council, promises to be bigger than ever with over 50,000 visitors expected over this bank holiday weekend (Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August).

The Havering Show, led by Havering Council, promises to be bigger than ever with over 50,000 visitors expected over this bank holiday weekend (Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August).

The show returns with three stages to Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, 11am-7pm.

Crowds are set to be entertained by 90s chart topper Kenny Thomas. He will be headlining on Sunday, performing some of his main hits including “Thinking About Your Love” and “Best of You” to name a few. The Dualers, the full nine-piece band, Angie Brown and local band Expose will also be hitting the main Time 107.5FM stage.

With more sun expected, Monday’s show is likely to be just as buzzing as last year with the legendary Ray Lewis and Still Drifting headlining, performing classic hits such as: ‘There Goes My Baby’ and ‘Up on the Roof’. The English Punk and New wave band – The Blockheads, originally led by frontman Ian Dury, will also be performing on Monday.

Local rising stars on the main stage over both days include the winner of The Voice Kids, Jess Folley, Upminster singer, Jess Herring who recently graduated from Colins Performing Arts College in Romford and BBC Let it Shine TV star, Luke Stanley.

For the second year running, Fairkytes Live will be hosting a stage with an array of local performers. There will be 14 local bands and singers playing over the two days, showcasing the amazing talent of artists of all ages across the borough. Local talent Paul Ziepe will be performing songs from his new album: “As We Fly!” on both days.

The Fairkytes Live stage will close on Bank Holiday Monday with a great set from Paul Young and his band Los Pacaminos playing the best of TexMex, country, rock and roll and blues.

Another stage to watch out for is the Community Performance Stage which will be rocking with the energetic Avant Garde Dance and Place’s production of Fagin’s Twist ahead of their show at the Queen’s Theatre in September. Also in the Performance Zone:

  • Rainham Championship Wrestling Alliance RCWA with star, Will Ospreay - signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling - the second largest promotion in the world
  • BMX rider and three times Guinness world record holder Matti Hemming

Leader of the Council, Councillor Roger Ramsey, said:
“The Havering Show is the borough’s biggest event and is loved by many residents. We take pride in this show and have a number of free performances for the entire community as well as a fun fair and a crafts market.

“This is set to be Havering’s biggest summer event; I encourage as many people as possible to attend."

What’s New?

New to the Havering Show is the Kosho VIP Bar Area, located by the main stage where winners of the competition can see all artists arriving back stage and possibly have the chance to meet some of the artists.

The exclusive area, with separate seating and toilets, has a cash bar, a prime view of the main stage as well as a screen showing the main stage acts.

Listen in to Time 107.5FM to win entry.

Getting there

There are two entrances to the Havering show, one from Warren Drive and the other from Hornchurch Leisure Centre.

Public transport

Nearest tube Station is Hornchurch Station. Visit for more information.


Parking is available via the Hornchurch Road Entrance and costs £2 per car for the whole day.

Want to hear what visitors said about the show last year? See it all here.

Follow @LBofHavering on Twitter and Havering Events on Facebook for all major updates and to share your images on the day. Don’t forget to use #HaveringShow to upload your selfies on the day and see yourself on the big screen by the Main Stage and visit for more information.