About the event Click to get info

When: Sat 11 August, 1pm to 8.30pm

Where: Ridgeway Park, E4 6RS

Chingford’s Ridgeway Park hosts 'the greatest soul event that never happened' with tributes to some of the best classic soul and r’n’b acts from around the world!

Featuring a new Urban DJ dance tent, Iain Green Wildlife Wonder & Doorstep Discoveries photography workshops, a fun fair and an array of food and drink stalls.

You'll also be able to find out what's in store for Waltham Forest as the first ever London Borough of Culture in 2019. Come and speak to the team about volunteering and funding opportunities for the programme.

Main Stage line up

Enjoy tributes to some of the best soul and r'n'b acts across the globe, hosted by DJ Daddy Ernie from 1pm.

1.30pm: Temptations [Emporors of the Soul]

2.30pm: Four Tops [American 4 Tops]

3.50pm: Luther Vandross [Harry Cambridge]

5pm: The Supremes [I am the Supremes and Diana Ross]

6pm: Whitney Houston [I am Whitney]

7.20pm: Kool and the Gang [Celebrate]

Please note, times listed are indicative and could be subject to change.

Urban DJ dance tent

Come and dance to an electric mix of tunes from:

1.45pm: 3ric a music producer and DJ born in Chingford, who is passionate about creating unique mashups which you will not have ever heard before. Be prepared to jump and dance, but always expect the unexpected!

2.50pm: DJ Wavy on the Beat - a young up and coming  DJ who has been DJing for over 6 years. 

3.55pm: DJ A-run-Tings - every season Dj-Arun-Tings keen ear cuts through all genres of music, to showcase the very best jams, in his mixes from Dancehall, Afrobeats,Hiphop.Soca, Bashment ,R&B and more.

5pm: Niro tha DJ - the official DJ for actor Nathan Hector and rapper Bonez, NiroThaDj is known for having the crowd jumping. Specialising in the best of; Trap, UK, Bashment & R&B he has featured on some of the most popular radio stations.

Wildlife photography workshops 

Join professional nature photographer & tutor Iain Green on a wildlife photography safari through the festival. Bring your camera (phone, compact or SLR) and Iain will help with camera settings, photography tips and wildlife spotting. Workshops on the hour at 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

Art Road Show

Waltham Forest’s creative talent will be showcased in an a travelling exhibition of art submitted by community members and budding artists from in and around London. Festival goers will be able to pick their favourite art pieces, with cash prizes awarded to the winners. Curated by local arts organisation Mehraj Arts and the William Morris Gallery Young Curators.

Red Imp Comedy Tent

Fresh from hosting their debut comedy tent at the Leyton Carnival, Red Imp Comedy Club are back at Chingfest! Red Imp is Walthamstow’s premier comedy club and the only one to provide comedy to small people who don’t pay their way (kids). For the last five years they have bought big names like Greg Davies and Stewart Lee to Walthamstow, as well as the cream of the live circuit. Their star studded summer preview season is the only UK club to boast 50% women on the bill.

Kids show 3-4pm

MC Cerys Nelms​
Act 1Bec Hill
Act 2 Duncan Oakley

Family Friendly 4.30-6pm

MC Carly Smallman ​
Act 1 Jeremy O’Donnell
Act 2 Will Duggan​
Act 3 Richard Morton


  • Amazing food festival
  • Festival bars
  • Arts and creative workshops 
  • Teddy Bears around the world picnic
  • Kids activities - ball pit, soft play and crazy golf
  • Storytelling

How to get here Click to get info

Ridgeway Park, Old Church Rd, Chingford, London E4 6RS

By tube: Chingford station is a 25 minute walk away.

By bus: 97, 215

There will be some parking and traffic restrictions in place around Ridgeway Park to enable set up and smooth running of the event.

Temporary Road Closure, Parking Restrictions & Advisory One Way System: Saturday 11 August 2018

During ChingFest 2018 at Ridgeway Park, temporary restrictions will be in place for access and crowd-control reasons on Saturday 11 August 2018 on Peel Close, Wellington Avenue, Chingford Avenue and Heathcote Grove, as shown on the plan overleaf.

Parking – Peel Close and Wellington Avenue

Parking will be suspended in parts of Peel Close E4, Old Church Road E4 between Old Church Road junction with Chingford Avenue and Old Church Road junction with Mount Echo Avenue as shown on the plan between 11.30am and 8.30pm on Saturday 11 August 2018. Any vehicle remaining within the suspended area may receive a Penalty Charge Notice and be towed away.

Road Closures – Priory Avenue, Peel Close, Wellington Avenue, Silverthorn Gardens, Mulberry Close, Lambourne Gardens and Leadale Avenue subject to Traffic Volumes

The roads listed above will be closed to all non-residents’ vehicles between 11.30am and 8.30pm on Saturday 11 August 2018. Event Stewards will be on duty to control access at the junctions of the above roads. Resident access and egress will be maintained.

Advisory One Way System – Chingford Avenue & Heathcote Grove

To improve traffic flow, an advisory one way system will be in place operating between 11.30am and 8.30pm on Saturday 11 August 2018.

Alcohol Click to get info

You cannot bring alcohol to the event. However, there will be a range of stalls selling delicious food and refreshing alcoholic and soft drinks for you to enjoy on the day!

Dogs at the event Click to get info

This event may not be suitable for dogs as we are expecting high volumes of visitors to attend and loud noise.

If you choose to take your dog to these this event the following expectations apply and we reserve the right to refuse entry or ask you and your dog to leave:

  • Keep your dog with you at all times and on a lead
  • Keep out of specific child play areas, food zones and marked stage areas – please watch out for markings on the ground
  • Remove and dispose of any dog fouling promptly
  • Prevent your dog from causing any form of nuisance or distress
  • Please remember to consider the needs of your dog at events e.g. adequate water and shelter.

At the point of entry and at any other time during the event we may refuse entry or ask you to leave if you do not adhere to the above.  We may also ask you to leave if the event has become unsuitable for animals due to loud noise or crowding.

Photography & filming Click to get info

We will be filming and photographing inside the event to share on our website and social media channels. Footage and photography may also be used locally, nationally and internationally in various media to promote the show.

By attending the event, you give your express consent to your actual or simulated likeness to be included within any film, photograph, audio and/or audio-visual recording to be exploited in any and all media for any purpose at any time throughout the world.

This also includes CCTV and body-camera filming by the Metropolitan Police Service and/or show security, which may be carried out for the safety of attendees and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 8496 3000.

This year's Get Together festivals will feature an Art Road Show that will be travelling around the borough throughout the summer.

We are inviting creative practitioners from different practices, backgrounds and cultures to showcase their passion as part of this collaborative exhibition and competition. You can submit your entry online by Friday 1 June.

Festival goers will select their favourite pieces throughout the summer with a prize of  £500 for the overall winner, £200 for the 25 and under category 2 additional prizes worth £50 each to take part in the 2019 E17 Arts Trail.

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Please see information about the events terms and conditions of entry.