The London Roots Festival (formerly The London Folk & Roots Festival) is now in it’s fifth year.

In 2014 having, promoted roots music for a number of years, I decided to start a festival to give a platform for new and up and coming artists to play with known and established artists and to bring the best in roots music to London under one banner.

So we teamed up with our friends at National Promotion company Kilimanjaro Live and created the The London Folk & Roots Festival, a multi venue event over two weeks in Oct/Nov.

It’s grown from doing 6 shows in the first year to 32 last year across various size venues such as The Palladium, Bush Hall, Union Chapel, Shepherds Bush Empire, Oslo and many more.

We have changed the name this year as feel that folk comes under roots and we have an eclectic mix of folk, country, Americana, blues, singer songwriters and world music.

I’m pleased that it is now becoming part of London’s musical calendar and hope to continue bringing good music to London.

If you are interesting in playing at the festival please send your info to