We can’t wait for this year’s Village Green Festival. If you didn’t already know, it’s the 10th anniversary for Chalkwell Park’s finest event.

Thousands of people will attend Southend’s largest music festival on Saturday 13th July and for good reason. The line up is simply brilliant, with Busted taking the main headline slot. It’s made up of mainly local acts and whilst some of our favourites are not playing this year, we are still very excited.

Organised by the fantastic charity Metal, it’s set to be one of the best days of the year in South Essex. It’s not just music either with showcases for art, theatre, spoken word and more.

Tickets are available here and we hope to see you there. Check out some of the highlights from the line up below:

Asylums play the Village Green Stage


Busted / Snowboy & The Latin Section / Asylums / Beckie Margaret / Killatrix / The Big Sing / Fun Lovin’ Criminals / Ruti / Compère – Middle Age Spread DJs / Urban Allstar DJs

Beckie Margaret is live on the Village Green Stage

Rooskin play the Idea13 Stage


Bad Nerves / Usselman / F\GUREHEA / Ghosts of Men / The Whom by Fire Ensemble / Rooskin / The Spank Wednesday / Suspects / The Collier / The Waterfalls / Compère – Ollie Winiberg BBC Music Introducing in Essex / Ship Full of Bombs


Davey Hal / Chay Appleyard / Dan Crook / Gary Bynorth / Dave Livings / Gavin Bell / Joe Garner / Megan Rose / Chris Robson / David Woodcock / Jordan Hemingway / Nicola Collis / Owen Williams


SK Shlomo / Ashleigh Owen – Hip Hip I’m Gay / Pope Lonergan – Pope’s Addiction clinic / Ben Target / Lou Sanders / Kate Marsh / Byron Vincent / Matty May / Charley Genever – Poet (Pampering & Poetry) / Josie Anne Searl / Hollie Dee / Chris Robson / Ren Stedman / Nicola Collis / Chris Asher Music / Priya Mistry / Dads & Daughters / Kana Waiwaiku / Chopp Hair

Other stages include the N-Act Theatre Stage.

Check out the full programme here.

Ruti won The Voice 2018