Preview: Turning Tides Festival @ Gateway Pavillion, Greenwich Peninsula (London; Friday 5th to Sunday 14th July 2019)

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There’s a new festival in town which will light up two consecutive weekends in one of London’s new cultural hubs, the Gateway Pavilion at the Greenwich Peninsula. With its riverside atmosphere and stunning line-up, Turning Tides is going to be an exciting addition to the British capital’s event calendar, and what’s more, the music fete, which is spread over six days, is entirely free.

During its first weekend, Turning Tides will bring to East London names like Ethio-jazz master Mulatu Astatke, R&B and electro-soul up-and-coming artist Sudan Archives, experimental and exotic London-based band Melt Yourself Down, and Afro-jazz and soul 5-piece ensemble Hejira.

Between 12th and 14th July, you’ll enjoy the funky and soulful music of the likes of Oumou Sangarè, Tank & the Bangas, Laura Mvula, KWABS, Nadine Shah, ESKA and Nilüfer Yanya and Andreya Triani.

Everything will be accompanied by a 360-degree cultural experience involving arts installations like Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees, film screenings, yoga and tai chi sessions, and food stalls.

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