Open East Festival

27 - 28 July 2013 / 13:30
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Day tickets
Adults: £9.50
Children (5-16): £6
Under 5s: free

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Box Office at the park on 27 & 28 Jul - opening times 11.30am - 8pm

On the first anniversary of the London 2012 Games, the north of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens for a packed weekend of entertainment and activity, art and food.

Discover a world of music with a host of international acts, featuring The Waterboys, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 with special guests Robert Glasper & Dead Prez and a supergroup of Malian artists including acclaimed duo Amadou & Mariam; while you can catch a live performance or a DJ set over at the Caught by the River stage.

Meanwhile, an array of pop-up performances and participation takes place across the Park. Make sure you visit the festival theatre tent to enjoy some dance or maybe even an East End sing-a-long.

Sample the flavours of the world at the Real Food Festival, join in the 'Bucaneers Banquet on the Bridge' over the River Lea or simply take time out for a quiet picnic on its banks.

Young visitors will be enchanted by the legendary Travelling Art Circus presented by The House of Fairy Tales, transported by the interactive storytelling from Discover Children's Story Centre and Charlie Darkís hip-hop, poetry puppet adventure, and dazzled by a multitude of things to see, make and do.

Encounter Joey, from the National Theatreís production War Horse, unearth a future masterpiece at the Art Car Boot Fair, bounce on the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, catch the afternoonís athletics live on the big screen... There will be plenty of surprises as you explore London's newest park, all leading to a spectacular finale by Bompas & Parr as the day draws to a close.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be Londonís newest urban park. This will be no ordinary average green space. State-of-the-art venues and attractions will sit alongside homes, schools and businesses amongst green open spaces and pieces of art in the heart of east London. For further information go to The Park will be fully open by spring 2014.

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This event is part of:
Beyond Barbican
Families at the Barbican
Drum Works

Commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation, the Barbican and Create London.

Delivered in partnership with CLP Ltd

Supported by Arts Council England and Legacy Trust UK

Barbican Contemporary Music
Londonís home to the boldest new jazz, world, folk, contemporary classical, rock, pop & electronic music from across the globe.

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