Penarth Summer Festival and Downhill Derby is this weekend

Penarth is gearing up for this year’s Downhill Derby and Summer Festival, taking place this Saturday, 13 July 2024 on Penarth Esplanade.

Stage times have been released and attendees are being asked to help support Penarth’s proud plastic free status by minimizing plastic waste.

The stage has a great selection of free live music compered by Laura Jane Jones and featuring Penarth’s own John Lewis, fabulous rock band Stonehouse, No Thee No Ess bringing sounds from their new country-tinged album and the epic Wonderbrass. Headlining are the legendary Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band.

Stage times are as follows, with the famous Downhill Derby starting at 2pm.

  • 12:15 – 12:45: The Real John Lewis
  • 13:00 – 14:00: The Stonehouse Collective
  • 14:00 – 16:30: Downhill Derby
  • 17:00 – 17:45: No Thee No Ess
  • 18:00 – 18:45: Wonderbrass
  • 19:00 – 20:00: Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band

On street entertainment is provided by Kitsch n Sync and Splatch, funfair rides and amusements, Bro Radio, Dawnstalkers bringing a sauna to the street and many stalls available.

The Esplanade and Pier feature a whole host of great food and drink to bring a party atmosphere while supporting local businesses.

To help make the event a success, attendees are asked to come by foot or public transport wherever possible, and for all stakeholders to help support Penarth’s plastic free status by eliminating single use plastic.

The event runs from 12pm to 8pm and is free.