Record numbers attend hottest Havering Show yet

Published: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Around 55,000 people attended this year’s Havering Show over the bank holiday weekend (27 and 28 August) to enjoy entertainment, food, and some of the best weather the Show has seen.

With temperatures reaching 27 °C, and now in its 39th year, this year’s Show saw crowds arrive in thousands to enjoy top acts including 90s chart topper Kenny Thomas, who headlined the Time 107.5FM stage on Sunday, along with Angie Brown and The Dualers. The winner of The Voice – Kids, local girl Jess Folley and BBC Let it Shine TV star Luke Stanley also took to the stage and wowed audiences.

On Monday evening, Ray Lewis and his band ‘Still Drifting’ got the audience ‘in the groove’, with classics including ‘Ain’t no stopping us now’, and a medley of Motown hits. Rock n’ Roll legends the Blockheads also took people down memory lane when performing the famous ‘Hit me with your Rhythm Stick’.

Paul Young and his band Los Pacaminos filled the Fairkytes Live stage area when they performed and Rainham based RCWA wrestlers entertained crowds all weekend. Families enjoyed a Community Performance Stage, funfair rides, trade and craft stalls, street food, licensed bars and much more.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Roger Ramsey, said:

“We’ve never seen such big crowds at the Havering Show, and of course, the great weather had a big part to play, but the entire offer was very impressive. There truly was something for everyone. And thanks to generous sponsorship from many local businesses, we were again able to keep the Show free for all to attend.”

Sponsors include Time 107.5FM, West & Coe Funeral Directors, Romford Recorder, Kosho, Vauxhall Romford, Kia Romford, Toyota Steven Eagell and Serco.

Havering show infographic