Saturday 15 Sep 2018 12-6pm | New River Path & Woodberry Wetlands
The Hidden River Festival is a free annual waterside festival, giving local people a chance to enjoy a mix of live music, food stalls, art and fun for all the family with the aim of connecting the communities living alongside the New River, which runs through Hackney and Haringey.
The New River is the inspiration for our festival, but it is neither new nor a river. It was built over 400 years ago to bring Londoners fresh water from the springs of Hertfordshire and provides a beautiful green way through this part of the city, which we invite people to come and celebrate with us every year to discover this unexplored oasis and wildlife haven!
The festival launched with the 2013 festival held in Finsbury Park on Sunday, 22 September, with 2,000 people in attendance with comedy, swing dancing and a specially commissioned New River Cantata choir. The 2014 festival took place on International World Peace Day, Sunday 21st September, at the West Reservoir Centre and was headlined by the Turbans. Check out how much fun we had with this really cool video of the day.
Last year 2017, over 3000 people from all over London attended the festival! Check out these great snaps from last year’s festival:
See below some more Hidden River memories in our festival photo gallery from previous years.