High Town Festival 2016 review

On Saturday 2nd July there was held yet another successful High Town Festival, which was the 4th since starting in 2013. High Town Road and the area just around it was a buzz with all sorts going on including live music, performance, art, food, community stalls and local people coming out on mass for a great day out. St Matthews Primary School took the opportunity to hold a community sports event with local groups showing off what they had to offer.

On the main stage local lads ‘The Knockouts’ treated the crowd to their fun lo-fi garage band sound, and Andy one of the band members said of the occasion “Absolutely brilliant. We all had an absolute blast and the community feeling was first class.”


A highlight for many was High Town based Aerial Arts Luton who displayed to a jaw dropping crowd, their circus aerial skills at various times throughout the afternoon in Wellbeck Square.

All along the road were bollard covers in the theme of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ created by Open Arts group based at Flamingo Arts. This added a real vibrancy to the street. You also didn’t need to take many steps down the road to find the smells of a variety of food outlets cooking something up to fulfill your hunger.


Local High Town Councilor Andy Malcolm said “This year’s High Town festival was a fantastic opportunity for the community of High Town to come together and enjoy the best of what this area has to offer. The celebrations on the high street create a space in which people break out of everyday norms and engage with one another – relationships are formed and strengthened and all kinds of life bubbles up.”


There was not a frown in sight and everyone seemed to have a fun day. Make sure you save the date now and join us next year for what promises to be an even better community festival.


Full set of images from the event can be found here

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR: Saturday 1st July 2017


Visit www.hightownfestival.org or www.facebook.com/HighTownFestival

Written by Luke Middleton

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