The Phoenix Festival returns - Saturday 14 May

Updated: 11 May 2022 at 16:16pm

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Phoenix Festival returns on Saturday 14 May. 

We’re thrilled to bring our annual celebration of our community back to Forster Memorial Park this year - and we’ll be returning with a day full of live music, performances, food, and more activities than you can imagine! 

This year we’re delighted that the Little Mix Tribute Band LMX will headline the stage, with compère Dave Chameleon and performances from Brent Knoll School, Level 23 and Wuntanara. The festival takes place from 12noon to 5pm. 


(Above: headline act, LMX)

Denise Fowler, our Chief Executive, said: “This will be my first Phoenix Festival and I can’t wait! The day is a chance for us all to get together and enjoy what’s best about our corner of south Lewisham – the people, the culture, the music and the food. I hope you will all join us for what will be a fantastic day!” 

Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy... 

  • a dog show and competition 
  • actual reality arcade 
  • graffiti workshops 
  • Robbie the Land Train 
  • face painting 
  • soft play area 
  • The World’s Tallest 
  • Bubbleologist 
  • mini zoo 
  • donkey rides 
  • massage zone 
  • Archery 
  • land zorbs 
  • arts and crafts 
  • and much, much more! 

Our yearly festival both celebrates the community and is an opportunity for us to meet residents and hear your views on our services. Tenants will also have the opportunity to vote for which community projects receive funding from its £130k Community Chest fund (which they can also do online here), with those successful announced at the Festival. 

We would like to thank our incredibly generous sponsors, without whom the day wouldn’t be possible:  

Amalgamated Lifts, ABM Catering, Clarke Wilmott, Height Safe, H20, Open View security Solutions, Planet Turf, Potter Raper, Madlins LLP, Mikhail Riches, Thomas Sinden, Liquid Recruitment, Bridge Recruitment, Sureserve –FE, Easy Copiers, Dolphin Mobility. 


On the stage:

12pm - Level 23

12:40pm - Xfade

Welcoming speeches with Phoenix Chief Executive Denise Fowler and Phoenix resident and Chair of the Board Carmen Simpson

1:15pm - Sienna

1:45pm - Brent Knoll School

2:20pm - South London Samba

3:10pm - Taru

4pm - LMX

4:55pm - Community Chest winners announced