About Underbelly Festival

Underbelly Festival, a feast of top-quality live entertainment, atmospheric outdoor bars and premium street food and drink, is one of the UK’s top summer festivals. It has been a London cultural icon for over a decade and is London's original pop-up festival. 

Underbelly Festival is set to return this summer with a brand new home in Cavendish Square in the heart of Central London’s Oxford Street District.

Expect fun and affordable live entertainment in the Spiegeltent and great outdoor bars and street food, Underbelly Festival is one of the UK’s top summer festivals. See you there!


About Underbelly Ltd

Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company specialising in the creation, curation and management of large-scale cultural events and festivals with a particular focus on city centres. Established in 2000 at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Underbelly has since produced events in locations from theatres to roundabouts in London, Edinburgh, and Hong Kong.

Our current London events and festivals include Underbelly Festival, London Wonderground at Earls Court, StreetEat, which was one of the first outdoor COVID safe events, Christmas In Leicester Square and Christmas in Trafalgar Square (both for Westminster City Council). We are also the event production partner for WestEnd Live in Trafalgar Square (on behalf of Westminster City Council and Society London Theatre) and Pride in London, the second largest one day event in London. Underbelly also produces La Clique, opening at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore in May.

In Scotland, we produce Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe, programming and presenting 200 shows per day across 24 popup theatres and 5 outdoor sites, Edinburgh’s Christmas, and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival (both for City of Edinburgh Council). In 2020, in lieu of live events, we produced FareWell for the online Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebration which was watched by over 6.5 million people.

We love creating fantastic and unique pop-up events. We love entertaining. We love creating something for all ages and all tastes to enjoy. Most of all, we love live entertainment and events. In 2019, we sold over 1.4 million tickets to events and productions that we produced and welcomed more than 9 million people to our event and festival sites

The Team


Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood

PA to Charlie Wood & Ed Bartlam

Lauren Manning

Director of Production

David Watson

Production Manager

Kenny Easson

Production Manager

James Oakley

Technical Production Manager

James Turner Inman

Production Project Manager

Rachel Sivills

Production Co-ordinator

Rebecca Foster

Head of Programming

Marina Dixon

Festival Programmer

Aisling Galligan

Associate Producer

Martyn Wood

Marketing Manager

Lauren Carroll

Marketing Manager

Annie Wheeler

Head of Brand Partnerships

Mary Gleeson

Head of Bars and Catering

Bertie Woodhead

Senior Operations Manager

Ryan Beattie

Finance Director

Tim O'Sullivan-Guy

Senior Box Office Manager

Natalie Norman