Rufus du Sol and Rex Orange County already booked for this summer
Rufus du Sol performing live. Picture: Fifth Legend
A series of major pop concerts are planned for Gunnersbury Park this summer with audiences of up to 20,000 people expected.
The Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC has submitted a planning application to take over the old cricket pitch area at the southern end of the park for much of the month of August and hold up to seven one-day concerts there as part of a Gunnersbury Live! series.
Despite planning permission not yet being granted, tickets are on sale for two events with Rex Orange County scheduled to perform on 13 August with entry costing £49.50 and Australian band Rufus Du Sol headlining on 20 August along with Jon Hopkins, Flight Facilities, Bakar, Georgia and Joplyn priced from £43.45 to £60.50.
Two further concerts have been arranged but there is no information as yet as to who will be appearing.
The park management, who are hosting the concerts in partnership with Festival Republic, are seeking permission to hold additional events on 12, 14,18, 19 and 21 August for a maximum of seven concerts. This would require part of the park to be taken over from 4 August to 27 August to allow for set up and clearance.
In its submission to the council the CIC says, “The amenity of surrounding residents and park users, and the local highway network have also been carefully considered and would not be harmed during the set-up or operational stage of the concerts, which is evidenced by the robust pack of supporting management plans and technical reports. All environmental assets within the Park will also be protected.”
The concert area will be surrounded by temporary steel fencing but on 9% of the total park area will be fenced off.
The CIC says it is holding a series of meeting with key stakeholders including local councillors, chairs of local resident associations and Friends’ groups as well as representatives of businesses which operate in the park.
The planning application reference with Hounslow Council is P/2022/1435 and you can make comments on its web site.
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