Tribute concert to take place in Dagenham pub that has hosted Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Status Quo

PUBLISHED: 09:30 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:52 12 July 2018

Stiltwalkers from Nutkhut at the festival in 2016. Picture: Ken Mears

Stiltwalkers from Nutkhut at the festival in 2016. Picture: Ken Mears


A tribute concert is returning to Dagenham to pay homage to the borough’s Roundhouse pub.

The Roundhouse Music Festival will see Bon Jovi, Queen and Madness tribute acts, as well as rock band Sweet grace the stage.

The pub was built in 1936 on the edge of the Becontree Estate. The Live at the Roundhouse Events Hall, known as The Village Blues Club at the time, was opened in 1969. It’s since played host to Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Status Quo.

This year’s festival will also stage the final of the Roundhouse Unsigned competition, a contest for unsigned acts from the borough. The winners will receive a cash prize, as well as the chance to play on stage to the festivalgoers.

For children, there’ll be facepainting, inflatables and funfair rides, while parents can enjoy a licensed bar and street food stalls.

For the real rock enthusiasts, there’ll also be a prize for the best fancy dress rockstar.

The festival will take place on August 27 at Dagenham’s Central Park, from 12-9pm.

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