Find out what's happening at Peterborough Celebrates Festival, and when, so you don't miss a thing! Scroll down for all the details.

As well as our staged performances, discover our:

Silent Disco: throughout the weekend in the Big Top (11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm and 4.30pm-8pm). Grab a pair of silent disco headphones and get grooving!

Buskers Stage: throughout the weekend in the bar area, we will have a small stage & PA and invite local musicians and performers to sign up for up to a 15 minute slot to share their skills.

wide range of different activities, workshops, art installations and local community groups located in different zones around the festival. 


Saturday 18 May - 11am to 8pm

Time Performance Location
All Day

Host Kev Lawrence
Host Amir Suleman

Main Stage
Big Top

11am Peterborough Rock Choir Main Stage
11.45am Thomas Deacon Academy - a selection of drama, dance & music performances by students Main Stage
12pm Mandinga Arts - A Peterborough Presents event Peterborough Presents Tent
12pm Sandy Wardrop: Beat the Poet - Sandy & friends will be creating new poems with unsuspecting members of the public  Walkabout Act
12pm Pif-Paf: SEED - a story of pulsating plants, flying soil and water and a giant tree Big Top
12.30pm Ibukun Ogunbote - powerful gospel music by local musicians Main Stage
1pm Peterborough Diwali Festival & Peterborough Telugu Sangam - Bollywood & Indian classical dance and music by the local community Main Stage
1pm MegaBeast: Treemendous - look out for our treemendous tree people who will be wandering round - great for selfies Main Stage
1pm Mimbre: Weight(less) - amazing female acrobats tell a funny and moving tale... Hay Bales Stage
1.30pm Mandinga Arts - A Peterborough Presents event Peterborough Presents tent
1.45pm UCP / Peterborough College - drama and dance students present an excerpt from their recent show the Addams Family Big Top
1.45pm Wandsford Ukelele Folk - these local ukelele favourites return to give us their versions of well-known favourites Main Stage
2pm Sandy Wardrop: Beat the Poet - Sandy & friends will be creating new poems with unsuspecting members of the public  Walkabout Act
2.15pm  U3A - poetry, music and drama by Peterborough's active University of the Third Age Big Top
2.15pm Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians - a showcase of amazing young local talent Main Stage
2.30pm Dizzy O'Dare: Kevin Tickle's Dogs - a dog show like no other... no dogs for a start! Hay Bales Stage
2.45pm Ritu Ranga - beautiful traditional costumes, music and dance  Main Stage
3pm Mandinga Arts - A Peterborough Presents event Peterborough Presents Tent
3pm MegaBeast: Treemendous - treemendous tree people will be wandering around Walkabout Act
3.15pm Willow Singers - a range of songs from this brilliant local community choir Big Top
3.15pm

UCP / Peterborough College - three new up and coming bands share the stage with energy and raw talent!

Main Stage
3.45pm Pif-Paf: SEED - a story of pulsating plants, live music and a giant tree Big Top
4pm Sandy Wardrop: Beat the Poet - Sandy & friends will be creating new poems with unsuspecting members of the public  Walkabout Act
4.15pm Peterborough Ukrainian Community - traditional and contemporary music Main Stage
4.30pm

Mimbre: Weight(less) - amazing female acrobats tell a funny and moving tale

Hay Bales Stage
4.45pm 

Bharat Hindu Samaj - a selection of music and dance from Peterborough's Hindu temple

Main Stage
5pm

MegaBeast: Treemendous - treemendous tree people will be wandering around

Walkabout Act
5.15pm 

Thomas Dunleavy - local singer-songwriter and guitarist

Main Stage
5.30pm

Folk Dance remixed - DJ Ceilidh Jam - a magical collision of traditional and hip hop dance and music. come and join in!

Big Top
5.45pm

BBC Introducing - three up and coming local acts 

Main Stage
6pm

Dizzy O'Dare: Kevin Tickle's Dogs - a dog show like no other... no dogs for a start!

Hay Bales Stage
7pm

Xidus Pain - rap and new artist showcase

Main Stage

Sunday 19 May - 11am to 4pm

Time Performance Location
All Day

Host Kev Lawrence
Host Amir Suleman

Main Stage
Big Top

11am Red Letter Crew - an amazing fusion of Afro Jazz and poetry Big Top
11.30am East Timorese Association - a colourful celebration of dance, music and culture Main Stage
11.30am Dizzy O'Dare: The Giant Balloon Show - expect balloon sculptures and high energy comic performances Hay Bales Stage
11.50am Daniella Fasolo Dance - a short showcase of differnt dance styles Big Top
12pm Peterborough Opera - live opera music  Main Stage
12.20pm Encore Dance Academy - a short showcase of different dance styles Big Top
12.30pm

Gabriella Pineda Rodrigues: Family Concert - well loved songs and Disney classics

Main Stage
12.45pm

Starlight Twirlettes - impressive moves, costumes and twirling batons

Big Top
12.30pm

Vanhulle Dance: Olive Branch - a beautiful, funny and feel-good dance duet

Hay Bales Stage
1pm

Autin DT: Brimstone the Dragon - a wandering dragon from the team who brought the giant Eko last year

Walkabout Act
1.30pm

Kastinitis: Latvian Children's Choir - amazing singing and costumes

Main Stage
1.30pm

Peterborough Cubs and Scouts - Gang Show excerpt (TBC)

Big Top
1.30pm 

Dizzy O'Dare: The Giant Balloon Show - expect balloon sculptures and high energy comic performances

Hay Bales Stage
2pm

Peterborough Pride - a high energy variety show

Big Top
2pm Polish Music School - a range of performances from young musicians (TBC) Main Stage
2pm

Autin DT: Brimstone the Dragon - a wandering dragon from the team who brought the giant Eko last year

Walkabout Act
2.15pm

Susnato Mallick - brilliant young pianist

Main Stage
2.30pm

Lucy's Pop Choir - a vibrant and uplifting celebration of song and community

Main Stage
2.30pm

Vanhulle Dance: Olive Branch - a beautiful, funny and feel-good dance duet

Hay Bales Stage
3pm

Salvation Army Band - well-known tunes and much-loved hymns

Big Top
3pm

Shiamak Bollywood Dance - a community sharing of Bollywood dancing by local communities, organised by Jumped Up Theatre

Main Stage
3pm

Autin DT: Brimstone the Dragon - a wandering dragon from the team who brought the giant Eko last year

Walkabout Act
3.30pm

Filipino Community Dance (TBC)

Hay Bales Stage
3.45pm

Holi Celebration - come and celebrate the end of the festival with a traditional Hindu celebration where coloured paints and streamers are thrown

Main Stage

To find out how to get to Ferry Meadows, and other essential visitor information, please click here. We look forward to seeing you there!