Platinum Jubilee street parties and events in Rochdale borough

Date published: 23 May 2022

Rochdale is set to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee in style with street parties being held across the borough.

A late surge of applications from patriotic residents has landed in the council’s in-tray – and that’s on top of those already set to go ahead over the four-day weekend.

The festivities, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, will take place from Thursday 2 June through to Sunday 5 June.

Details have been released of where the street parties confirmed so far will take place – although council chiefs stress it is not the final list. There will be 18 roads closed for parties – eight in Middleton, six in Rochdale and two each in both Littleborough and Heywood.

It’s not just at street parties where the jubilee celebrations go with a swing, however.

With less than two weeks to go until celebrations erupt across the country, Rochdale has plenty of events lined up to mark the milestone anniversary.

Thursday 2 June

The World Famous Black Dyke Band

6.30pm at Champness Hall, Drake Street, Rochdale

In celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee the world famous Black Dyke Band and Wardle Junior Blast will provide a ‘scintillating evening’ with thrilling film scores, toe tapping big band music, and patriotic favourites.

The concert will round off with favourites from the Last Night of the Proms. Guiding Black Dyke Band through all the songs will be professional opera singer Tom Smith. Tom will also sing two songs with Black Dyke Band including Nessun Dorma.

Entry fee: Tickets from £5 – £14 (+ booking fee)

Light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

9.15pm at Middleton Jubilee Park, New Lane, Middleton

As part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, authorities across the country are hosting a Commemorative Event to light a Beacon. The lighting of the Beacons on 2 June will be the first international, community event of Jubilee weekend, providing the unique opportunity of leading the special weekend of celebrations.

Rochdale Mayor Councillor Ali Ahmed along with the Queen’s Representatives (Deputy Lieutenants) will welcome all to Middleton Jubilee Park, for this free public event.

Friday 3 June

Street Eat Festival

11am – 7pm at The Butts, Rochdale town centre

The popular Street Eat festival is returning to Rochdale to mark the Queen’s 70 year’s on the throne.

Food lovers looking to eat, drink and enjoy free entertainment should head to The Butts on Friday 3 June.

Organised by Rochdale Business Improvement District (BID), Street Eat was held annually until the coronavirus pandemic, bringing together the town’s food and drink establishments.

Tasty food from local restaurant chefs will be served with dozens of mouth-watering dishes all at £4.50 or less. Traders include Bombay Brew, Vicolo Del Vino, The Medicine Tap, The Flying Horse, The Baum, Uno Burrito, The Treehouse Bar, Bean, Bank Top Farm and Keep It Sweet.

There will be bars for the adults and musical entertainment including performances by local acts including Jackson Kay, acoustic guitarist Noel Fraser, popular duo Shenanigans and Turners Dance School.

Meanwhile, activities for children include Punch and Judy shows and a helter-skelter.

Street Eat
Street Eat

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

2pm – 8pm (gates open 12.30pm) at Whitworth Valley FC, Rawstron Street, Whitworth

A ‘fun filled’ family event with live music, food, drink, inflatables and ‘much more’. People are advised to bring their own chair/blanket as partygoers will need something to sit on.

Entrance via Cowm Park Way South, disabled access is available.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Group of 4, £15
General admission, £5
Under 5’s go free

Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea

The Royal Toby Hotel, Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale

Join The Royal Toby for a day celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne.

Experience their quintessentially British afternoon tea with live music and vocals from their pianist. Receive a glass of prosecco on arrival.

To book call 01706 861861 (option 4).
Entry fee: Tickets £22.95 per person

Saturday 4 June

Bowlee Jubilee Family Fete

12pm – 5pm at Bowlee Country Park, Heywood Old Road, Middleton

Rotary’s Bowlee Jubilee Family Fete – a day of family fun with stage entertainment, food and makers/craft market stalls, rides, entertainers and much more.

Entry and car parking is free.

Jubilee celebrations

11am – 4pm at Recovery Republic Heywood, 63 York Street, Heywood

Jubilee celebrations with lots of things to do, including a band playing, a few stalls, food, and activities for the children, plus many more things to do and see.

Entry is free

Platinum Jubilee Party

2pm (open from 1.45pm) at St Andrew’s Church, Arm Road, Littleborough

Delph Band and the choir from the Littleborough branch of the University of the Third Age will play lead roles in the party, which starts with a ‘blast’ from the band, followed by a concert lasting for about an hour.

The choir will feature next, then there will be stalls, games, refreshments including scones, jam and cream, and plenty of red, white and blue.


Queen for The Queen

12pm - 4pm at The Ashcroft (car park), 661 Market Street, Whitworth

Live music to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The line-up will include Idol frets, The Mash Up Men, Between The Vines and a finale with a Freddie Mercury tribute act.

There will be plenty of good food, drinks, stalls showcasing local businesses along with crafts and bouncy castles.


Jubilee Party

12pm - 5pm at the Ukrainian Centre, 15 Mere Street, Rochdale

Awakening Minds is holding a Jubilee event to celebrate the Queen with that desi flair.

They will be having a free meal for all guests, and you can enjoy a range of stalls from bouncy castles, arts and crafts, singing and dancing and much more.


Jubilee Festival

11am - 4pm at Cherwell Wellbeing Garden & Farm, Cherwell Avenue, Heywood

A QE2 themed bar, complete with sailor suited servers will be a highlight of PossAbilities Jubilee Festival. There will be free food, entertainment and live music from the band 'The Inner Light' to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

A giant hog roast and Beefeaters BBQ to accompany draught ales or Coronation Cocktails will be available on the day.

Sunday 5 June

Brass Knuckle Riders Jubilee Family Fun Day

10am – 6pm at Mayfield Sports Centre, Keswick Street, Rochdale OL11 3AG

A bike show with multiple prize categories and car clubs  with a selection of classic and American cars with a best in show prize.

Local artists and bands will be performing live throughout the day to provide music. Food stalls, craft stalls, bike merchandise stalls and raffles.

ALL money raised will be going to two chosen charities: PossAbilities in Heywood and Petrus.

Pay on the door: Adults £3, £1 children ages 6-12, under 5s free

Street parties and road closures

Despite the deadline for street party road closures having passed, forms continue to flood in from Rochdalians preparing to mark the milestone anniversary.

Applications are required so that authorities including bus companies and emergency services know which streets are likely to be blocked or hard to navigate, and that residents avoid potential safety issues, too.

Council bosses say that, with the April 17 deadline now long passed, there can be no guarantee any further applications for road closures will be processed at this late stage.


Leighton Avenue in Smithybridge had the bunting out for VE Day


However, residents can keep the road open and organise a gathering or ‘Street Meet’ on private land, such as a driveway or front garden, without any requirement to fill in council forms.

All parties must be for the purpose of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and held during daylight hours on this date. This is in line with national celebrations, referred to as the ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’.

The approved closures to date are as follows:


  • Clarendon Street, Rochdale
  • Field View Lane, Rochdale
  • Hillside Walk, Rochdale
  • Oulder Hill Drive, Rochdale
  • Marland Fold, Rochdale
  • Willows Lane, Rochdale


  • Alkrington Green, Middleton
  • Cemetery Street, Middleton
  • Green Street, Middleton
  • Ivy Drive, Middleton
  • Elmbank Road, Middleton
  • Mountfold, Middleton
  • Shelley Avenue, Middleton
  • Church Street, Middleton


  • Smithies Street, Heywood
  • Claybank Street, Heywood


  • Shopwood Way, Littleborough
  • Laburnum Way, Littleborough

Nick Statham, Local Democracy Reporter

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