Music by Jack’s Lake Summer Music Festival

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Monken Hadley Common Trust proudly presents

A 2024 Summer Music Festival by Jack’s Lake

At each concert there will be a voluntary collection with a suggested minimum donation of £10 from members of the audience.

From 2024 proceeds from the concerts will be divided equally between two main charitable causes:  the Monken Hadley Common Trust, and a new education bursary at World Heart Beat Music Academy, for a young musician who is unable to afford the tuition fees (the Marcia Elton scholarship)

Card readers and donations buckets will be onsite

Please bring foldable chairs and picnics

No dogs

The concert will last an hour, without interval

Entrance next to 88 Northfields road, EN49DW


In case of heavy rain we will move to St. Paul’s Hadley Wood Church, Camlet Way, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0LH


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Our heartfelt thanks to the private benefactors and sponsors of the ‘Swan’ and ‘Swallow’ circles of patrons, and the ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ friends, whose generosity has made ‘Music by Jack’s Lake Festival possible.


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‘Mount House is a small school with a significant sense of community, which supports students to achieve excellent results alongside sporting accolades and success in all creative arts including music and drama.’ We wish ‘Music by Jack’s Lake’ Festival all the success

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Leading independently owned estate agents located in leafy North London and Hertfordshire’ We wish ‘Music by Jack’s Lake’ Festival all the success

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”…The oak trees around the bench form a natural auditorium. The tree trunks are like the pillars of a temple and the canopy formed by the branches above helps to create just the right acoustics. The start time for the concert is also very special – two hours before the sun is starting to set on the other side of the lake and the lighting and colours are beautiful, forming a fabulous backdrop for the musicians…’ Ilona Domnich 2024

During the Pandemic, I acutely realised the power of the unpredictable tomorrow  and the importance of acting in the now.  Which is why I have decided to act upon an idea that had been brewing in my mind and without delay start a music festival next to a beautiful lake in Barnet/Cockfosters. This combination of nature, music and community coming together is unique and has an X factor.

I feel very proud, 2024 is our fourth year running since the first concert and I am excited for our new collaboration with St. Paul’s, Hadley Wood Church and beyond, which I will reveal shortly.

This project would not be possible without Monken Hadley Commons Trust, HAPS Hadley Angling and Preservation Society and World Heart Beat Music Academy and many generous individuals. My wholehearted thanks to all.

I wish for this sapling to grow deep roots in the years to come.