Chelmsford City Council

Be involved with this year’s summer festivals

We are getting ready for our annual summer festivals, returning to Hylands Park, Chelmsford this July.

The 3foot People Festival runs from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 July. It’s aimed at pre-schoolers and receives about 14,000 visitors over three days. It offers lots of different, exciting and playful activities and amusements, including:

  • music and movement
  • theatre
  • storytelling
  • arts and crafts
  • sporting and interactive play

Fling Festival is on Saturday 6 July and is designed for adults only. It focuses on playful, unique and engaging content, with the more the better. Fling offers an alternative mix of:

  • music
  • arts
  • walkabout entertainment
  • quirky activities

We're looking for people who can provide: 

  • festival content (artists, performers and activities) 
  • food and catering provisions  
  • trader pitches 

If you have an exciting and engaging offering, we would love to receive your application. 

You can apply for one or both festivals. If you want to attend the 3foot People Festival, you must be available for the full three days.

We’re currently on the lookout for the following content at this year’s festivals.

3foot People

  • engaging and exciting acts
  • performances/shows
  • activities
  • interactive area/zones
  • walkabout entertainment (pre-schoolers from 0 to 5)  


  • quirky activities
  • unique performers
  • walkabout entertainment (18 plus) 

You can either apply for one festival or both festivals.

The deadline for initial applications is Sunday 24 February 2019 and we will inform successful applicants by Friday 29 March.

You must read the full terms and conditions before applying.

Apply now

If you provide mouth-watering catering or an interesting stall that would fit the festivals, we would love to hear from you.

To help us get a clear idea of what you are offering, you will need to submit an official proposal.

You can trade at one or both festivals. Standard pitch sizes are 3m x 3m, 6m x 3m and 9m x 3m.

Catering pitch prices for 3foot People

  • £300 plus VAT (3m x 3m)
  • £450 plus VAT (6m x 3m)
  • £600 plus VAT (9m x 3m)


Catering pitch prices for Fling

  • £250 plus VAT (3m x 3m)
  • £350 plus VAT (6m x 3m)
  • £450 plus VAT (9m x 3m)

Catering pitch prices for both festivals

  • £500 plus VAT (3m x 3m)
  • £750 plus VAT (6m x 3m)
  • £1,000 plus VAT (9m x 3m)

There is an additional charge for overnight power based on your needs, quoted when you apply.

We will provide recycling bins and an IBC for waste water and large waste.

Trading pitch prices (larger pitches quoted when you apply)

  • £200 plus VAT (3m x 3m for 3foot People)
  • £125 plus VAT (3m x 3m for Fling)
  • £300 plus VAT (3m x 3m for both festivals)

Catering and trader pitch applications will open shortly.

You must read the  full terms and conditions before applying.

Apply now

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