Last weekend saw Eid Festival return to Westfield London for its third year, as local communities came together to celebrate the end of Ramadan.
Last taking place on the 8th and 9th June 2019 – which holds the record for the busiest event held at Westfield London since the centre opened in 2008 – this year’s London Eid Festival took over the entire Westfield London’s outdoor event space, Westfield Square, and welcomed thousands of families and friends to enjoy the live entertainment, family and children’s activities, food stalls and shopping stands.
Entertainment included a range of local artists and groups perform to the crowds including Iqra school choir, Al Musafir Group, violinists and DJs.
Food and beverage retailers operating stalls at the festival included cuisines including Caribbean, Moroccan, Thai, Japanese, Afro-fusion, halal and more as visitors indulged in the wide range of offerings.
Local businesses in the area also engaged with the Eid celebrations to showcase their products including Nimah’s Arabic and Islamic jewellery and Vivien Kondor’s make-up.
Grace Charge, head of brand experience for Europe at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield commented: “It’s brilliant to have welcomed back the London Eid Festival to the centre – not only to support local Muslim communities as they celebrated Eid, but to also provide a unique space that enables brands and organisations to reach our vast and diverse visitor groups. We’re pleased that we can offer the opportunity to local businesses to expand their audience and build up a strong customer base and increase brand awareness.”
Waleed Jahangir, Managing Director at Algebra Consulting, which is responsible for some of the world’s biggest Muslim Consumer events and platforms, commented: “We’re delighted to have brought back the London Eid Festival to its home at Westfield London and build on the past success of the event to create a festival for the thousands of Muslims celebrating Eid this year.
“We know many Islamic communities visit the centre so it’s great to welcome them to the Eid Festival and have the support of Westfield in having local businesses and groups set up to create an engaging experience.”