A 24-hour non-stop live music festival is being held.

The sixth annual 'Stow-a-Thon' is being held at the Rose and Crown pub in Walthamstow on Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6.

The bank holiday event is fundraising for local charity, The Haven, an organisation which supports, assists and empowers individuals who have suffered from sexual violence.

The event proceedings will be opened by Graham Larkbey on guitar.

Local collectives Electronic 17, She17, Walthamstow Folk, WalthamForest Voices and the Big Creative Academy school are due to take part.

Other acts performing will include Cowboy Flying Saucer and The Outbursts, as well as a ceilidh by Jig17 and a turn by drag artist, Victoria Sponge.

Chris Casey, MBE, Founder of The Haven, said: "It's an honour to be involved in the event again. When we first linked up it all sounded a bit improbable to be honest. But they pulled it off and we couldn't believe how friendly and welcoming everyone was.

"We run an important service for local people, so it's great to get out into our community and see just how much support there is.

"Our charity is the only survivor-led organisation in Waltham Forest that supports victims and survivors of all forms of sexual and domestic violence, so we are thrilled that the Stow-a-Thon has chosen to support our vital work in the borough."

The event was set up by Adam Taylor as an offshoot of the now defunct Stow Music Festival.

He said: "You don't have to go to Chestnuts Field to experience the Borough of Culture - it's actually everywhere. Just go to your local cafe, pub, park, church or mosque. Something will be going on.

"Where else could hundreds of performers put on live music for 24 hours and actually all walk to the venue. Not even Camden could manage that."

The event is free to attend and begins at midday on May 5.

Viv Barrett from the Rose and Crown said: "The event celebrates music and musicians from across Walthamstow and local people having fun while raising awareness and funds for an important cause such as The Haven."

For more information, visit: http://www.havennetwork.org.uk/