Camden’s new festival themed rooftop experience with open air cinema, DJs, live football, and botanical canopy is open for Summer

FEST Camden embarks on another unmissable concept for their summer 2019 season: Wonderfest Rooftop celebrates a rich history of iconic festivals all over the world with a fully transformed roof garden and immersive festival experience. Now open and running through until the end of summer, Wonderfest offers a perfect way to eat, drink and party festival-style minus the mud and rain.

This year is the 50th anniversary of historic Woodstock and next year Glastonbury turns 50, so what better way to celebrate these landmarks than with a unique new inner city and permanent festival vibe on the rooftops of FEST in the heart of Camden?

The stunning roof garden is a breathtakingly transformed, fully themed, 360-degree experience offering a lush botanical canopy suspended from a wooden gazebo frame, lifelike artificial grass lawn throughout, colourful Umbrellas and comfy festival furniture to chill on. There’s also Instagram friendly flower photo wall and huge sun centrepiece, all of which will be covered and heated in case the Great British weather doesn’t play ball. Together this adds up to a super special setting in which you can really escape reality.

Of course, the all-important soundtrack comes from live acoustic performance throughout the day and on point DJs in the evenings. Their selection will match the mood with a dazzling mix of disco and sun-soaked house that, in unison with the summer rays, will make for some seriously steamy sessions. As well as the music, a carefully curated collection of movies will be shown at the Camden Rooftop Cinema Club. It is here that the films will be projected onto a huge open-air screen while you have food and drinks brought right to you. Perched at the end of the Wonderfest terrace the cinema will feature festival inspired films, crowd pleasers and classics.

To keep your energy up, there’s a delicious Mediterranean Grill as well as a stone-baked pizza oven, succulent grilled Greek Souvlaki Kebabs, Superfood Salads and colourful Mezze Sharing Plates that are great for mixing up and tucking in as a group. Zucchini croquettes with tzatziki dip, spinach & feta goujons, crispy calamari and Dakos salad are some of the exciting mezze options. Wonderfest Pizzas are made from fresh home-made, hand-rolled dough which is stone baked with classic Mediterranean toppings. You can also look forward to a Vegan Walls Ice Cream pop up to keep you cool.

The all-important drinks come in the form of Prosecco popsicles with popping candy, Espresso Martini on tap, frozen Bourbon slushies, Palomas and Pimms, as well as a themed cocktail list where each one is based on a famous festival. Extra touches like wellington boots replacing ice buckets, wristbands, pop up brands, stunning food, drink and entertainment will give a genuine festival feel.

There can be no better way to have a weekend of fantastic festival fun but without the sky-high ticket prices than at FEST Camden’s innovative Wonderfest Rooftop.


About the author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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