2 days of good vibes in the sun with natural hair activities, music, food, dancing, art, live performances and the marketplace with 100+ black-owned businesses. Free entry for under 5s and over 70s.

We're back! Visit us on 19th & 20th June at Crystal Palace Park

After a long hiatus! CURLYTREATS Afro Hair Fest and Radiate Windrush Festival are joining forces to host the biggest Black cultural event, we have seen in a while.

On Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June, we will be holding a family-friendly, step 3 covid compliant festival at London's Crystal Palace Park, from 12 Noon to 8 PM. Covid-19 health and safety measures are in place.

Here's what happened at the last event:

To access both CURLYTREATS and Radiate festivals buy your tickets here...

The incredibly energetic, fantastically eclectic and vibrant joint event, who organisers history is rooted in the Caribbean, with their grandparents and parents immigrating to England during the Windrush era.

A Celebration of Black Culture & Communities at Crystal Palace Park

Now, for the first time, CURLYTREATS Afro Hair Festival & Radiate Windrush Festival have partnered to deliver a joint weekend celebration of the African diaspora, including the Caribbean and South America. The joint festival pays homage and celebrates Caribbean culture, our intersectional identities and the contribution of Caribbean people to the UK since the Windrush generation.

Join us this weekend as we take over London's Crystal Palace Park. The joint festival will provide a unique experience with a variety of natural hair activities, black-owned business marketplaces, music, food and much more. Get tickets to access the duo event here!

Frequently asked questions

CURLYTREATS is the biggest Natural Hair Event in the UK and since 2013 has been empowering naturalistas to celebrate themselves from their Crown to their feet.

CURLYTREATS Natural Hair Festival is an impactful celebration of Black women and girls, promoting self-love and empowerment all centred around the celebration of natural hair.

Celebrating Curls, Coils, Afro Hair, And Locs Since 2013.

Radiate Festival hosts London's Windrush Festival, a rich & vibrant cultural event by the local Black Community. It's the perfect expression of the real culture & heritage of Black Londoner's from the Caribbean who can now annually celebrate the Windrush pioneers & its many generations. 

Crystal Palace Park, London, SE19
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 June 2021
12 Noon to 8 PM

Yes, by buying your tickets through CURLYTREATS, you will have access to the duo festival. Don't miss the vibes & positive energy.

Remember that over 70's and under 5s are free!

Does the delay to Step 4 have an impact on this event? Not hugely no! ❤

We are a step 3 licensed event.

But we are encouraging everyone to come as protected as they can either having taken a Lateral Flow (Rapid Antigen), PCR Test or fully vaccinated. Our event has always fallen within Step 3 so that means that we had the right measures in place prior to the announcement this week. There will be a few tweaks and it may mean just a slightly longer entry process for additional sanitization measures.

But there is no delaying our celebration & bacchanal... haha ok, ok not so much of the 'bacchanal' but we still going through with all the vibes.

Outdoors is the best place to socialise right now so you are winning if you come out this weekend.

Remember: HANDS! > FACE! > SPACE!

Need to know more about self LF (Rapid Antigen) Testing? Watch this video and pop to your local pharmacy to pick up a pack

Advice and covid jabs are available at the festival's NHS & the St John Ambulance pop-up vaccination clinic.

Voice any concerns you may have about getting vaccinated and get advice from NHS doctors directly at the festival.

Are you thinking about getting vaccinated but have doubts? Do you have questions about the covid vaccine? NHS South East London and NHS South West London will be taking up space at the event, from 12 Noon to 4 PM each day. Speak directly with the Doctors about your concerns - no appointment needed.

A vaccine pop-up clinic will be available at the event. Visit the walk-in service for your first jab.

Not had your first dose of the COVID vaccine? If you are eligible for a COVID vaccination and if you want to, you can get your COVID vaccination from the NHS & St John Ambulance pop-up clinic at the event - no appointment needed.

"CurlyTreats Fest is an impactful celebration of Black women and girls, promoting self-love and empowerment all centred around the celebration of Afro natural hair." - Melan Mag

Amplifying natural beauty since 2013.

Welcome to the land of curls, fros, locs, and beautiful braids. Come out and feel the vibe of the natural hair community. Participate in head wrapping, natural hair product making, and juicing workshops. Join the drop-in sessions about building back a hair care regimen post lockdown and how to grow healthier hair in 8 weeks. Get your complimentary festival braid at our braid bar. There's a chillout lounge too, relax on the deck chairs and top-up your vitamin D.

Natural Beauty Drop-in Sessions
1 PM DIY: Black Soap Shampoo for Natural Hair - Verona White, Hair Expert
2 PM DIY: Juicing For Healthy Hair Growth - Leah Salmon, Naturally You Coach
3 PM Post-lockdown: Building Back Your Natural Hair Regimen - Dr Lola Akingbola
4 PM African Headwrapping - Amma Gyimah, Master Headwrapper
5 PM 8 Weeks to Healthier & Longer Hair - Dr Lola Akingbola
6 PM DIY: How to Make Hair Moisturiser for Natural Hair - Verona White
7 PM DIY: Juicing For Healthy Skin - Leah Salmon, Naturally You Coach
8 PM Art of Headwrapping - Amma Gyimah, Master Headwrapper

Creating spaces & buying from Black-owned brands is one of the many ways we show support in our community which is deeply affected by systemic racism. These businesses are less likely to receive funding, loans and support to build their brands. We've been supporting businesses predominately owned by Black women since 2013.

Discover & Shop at 100+ Small Black-Owned Businesses - Since 2013.

Taking place over two days at Crystal Palace Park, visit our curated shopping destination that makes picking up goodies from British Black-owned brands convenient for you and all the family.

There will be a large selection to choose from so come along and support Black businesses as they bring you a range of handmade & artisan products.

Visit our Black Business Marketplaces, where we will be showcasing some of the best Black-owned haircare, skincare, wellness, fashion, accessories, children's toys brands and much more.

Here are some of the brands that you can visit at the event:

20+ live performances & entertainment. Enjoy a fun line-up of artists and musicians delivering Caribbean vibes. Expect the unexpected! Whoooop whoooop.

Live performances - bring your flags, rags, whistles, horns & especially your good energy.

Enjoy a range of live stage performances from across the community. Dance to the sound of steel bands, soca, ragga, reggae, and calypso music.

Straight from the roots we have Bantu Arts who are connecting us with some of the origins of our dance and rhythms of our Caribbean heritage by sharing drumming, dance and music from across East Africa.

We gone wuk we waist to the sounds of performers including Adelaide Mackenzie, Merzy, Vibez King, TeeJAH & J. Dapz who are performing live at the event.

Also, Cocoda will bring to us the energy of our familiar & similar cultures from South America with an Afro Brazilian drum performance.

From flavourful Jamaican jerk to the ital plant-based food, we've got a tasty collection of Caribbean street food traders.

Feast on Caribbean & Creole food. (vegans, we've got you covered too).

This event features food stalls including a variety of Caribbean and Creole food, healthy eats, artisan savouries, ital food. Flavours from the islands include Caribbean Delite and Livity Plantbased Cuisine

Caribbean Delight has an indulgent menu of jerk chicken, rice and peas, mac ‘n’ cheese and much more.

Twin sisters, Kareema and Kaleema offer plant-based twists on traditional Caribbean dishes as well as comfort foods such as mac ‘n’ cheese and banana bread.

Grab yourself delicious Caribbean and Creole food at the festival.

Bring yuh granny and come along! Entry for the over 70's is free... yup it's on us

The Elder's Garden, giving senior members of the community a welcoming space.

The Elder's Garden a place and space for our elders and pioneers to take a seat, relax and take in the views of the day.

We'll be providing some free tea, squash and biscuits whilst putting on a few activities to enjoy.

Finally somewhere for all the family to be celebrating National Windrush Day together. From the grassroots, ah we ting dis!

Come chat, chill and meet the collective from Afroclassics Register - The largest Black Social Car Club in the UK.

The Vintage Village

The vintage selection of cars will be lined up all pristine and waxed on display with amazing classics from the era of the 50's - 90's.

Why not dress vintage as well and look the part. Get that feeling of yesteryear as you hang out and reminisce with this lovely bunch in the Vintage Village. There will be old-time classics playing from Ska to Rock Steady & more... maybe even a vinyl or two.