Incredible summer sounds in Acton

Acton Carnival is back with the ‘Sounds of Acton’ festival on Saturday, 11 July in Acton Park.

Acton Carnival procession

Ealing Council has announced today, that reggae and jungle music legend, General Levy will be headlining this year’s Acton Carnival with hits including ‘Incredible’ and ‘Shake what ya mama gave ya’.

The carnival will be packed with live music and dance performances, food and drink and an amazing colourful procession, serving up something for people of all ages. The procession is set to leave Woodlands Park and move along to Acton Park, via Crown Street and the High Street.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “Come rain or shine, Acton Carnival is always a roaring success. It celebrates all the great things about this part of west London, the food, the music and communities living together. Grab your friends and family, pack a picnic and head over to Acton Park to join in the fun.”

The main stage, hosted by Westside 89.6 FM presenters, will showcase local talent from Acton High School and Youth Street Beats. Quincy and Eljai will also be performing on the main stage.

The parent chill-out zone will include a wild animal centre, West Ealing Library offering activities for younger children. A Pint of Science will also be in the zone with experiments and fun activities to keep children occupied while adults take a break from all the festival fun.

Acton Carnival will be held in Acton Park, W3 and run from midday to 7pm on Saturday, 11 July. Entry is £2 per person and children aged 12 and under are free. A family ticket is £5, which covers entry for two adults and up to three children aged between 12 and 16 years.

The Ealing Beer Festival is also back (Wednesday, 8 – Saturday, 11 July) with more than 300 varieties of real ale shipped from all over country. Run by beer-loving locals from the West Middlesex branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the event celebrates its 26th anniversary this year.

Visitors wishing to sample the drinks must be aged 18 or over and those under 21 will require proof of age. Children are allowed in free until 8pm. For safety reasons children will be requested to leave the site after this time. Gates open 12noon daily, until 10.30pm each night (6pm Saturday). Entry is £4. CAMRA members receive a discount of £2.

Do not miss out on updates and announcements of headliners over the coming months – follow Ealing_Summer on Twitter and Facebook. Festival information is also available on the festivals website with a guide, artist details and schedules.