Coming soon: September Sounds

September Sounds

September Sounds is Bexley’s first multiple venue, mixed genre music festival and it’s taking place later this summer.

The festival, sponsored by Bellway Homes and the Sidcup and Bexleyheath Business Improvement Districts, will run from Sunday 1 to Saturday 21 September at venues in Sidcup and Bexleyheath, and in Erith as part of its ongoing regeneration programme. 

Local venues including pubs, restaurants, cafés and libraries will host over 30 events at which a wide range of solo artists and bands will perform. 

As part of the festival, several acts will also play at the highly anticipated Sidcup Fringe (6 to 8 September) and the Erith Pier Festival (21 September). There will also be Taiko drumming in Bexleyheath Broadway, evening entertainment at the new bookstore café at the Old Library in Erith and live music after dark in Sidcup Library.

Councillor Louie French, Deputy Leader of the Council and Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Growth said: “We want to support our towns, while ensuring our residents can enjoy some great entertainment right here in Bexley. September Sounds supports this and will hopefully boost the evening economy in the three town centres, as well as highlighting local businesses and our brilliant local talent.”

Councillor Peter Craske, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Places, added: “I am excited September Sounds has been launched. Thanks to the support of Bellway Homes and the Bexleyheath and Sidcup BIDs, we will have some fantastic talent on show. It will be a festival you won’t want to miss!”

Emma Hamlett, Sales Director for Bellway, said: “September Sounds is going to be a diverse and inclusive music festival, and we are very proud to be supporting the events in Bexleyheath.

“Bellway has a long tradition of supporting the local communities in areas in which we are building, and Bexleyheath is no exception. We hope everyone at the September Sounds festival has an enjoyable festival experience.”

September Sounds has been made possible thanks to lead sponsor Bellway Homes, as well as the Bexleyheath and Sidcup Business Improvement Districts. The Council is working with Graham Corbould Music Event Management, Bexleyheath BID and Sidcup BID, as well as local businesses, to run the festival.

A full programme of events is available online and will be available to pick up for free from Bexley libraries and participating venues.

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