Preview: Walthamstow Garden Party 2018 @ Lloyd Park (London; Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2018)  

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There’s no summer in London without Walthamstow Garden Party!

The two-day free-entry festival happening every mid-July at Lloyd Park in Walthamstow is becoming a constant of the British capital’s summer event calendar. And it couldn’t be otherwise, because the weekend of music, theatre, dance, circus, film and spoken word organised by Waltham ForestBarbican Centre and Create London is synonymous with cultural eclecticism and richness.

The fifth edition of the festival is once again a celebration of world cultures and artistry. On a more musical note, you will be delighted by a remarkable line-up, including names like West African icons Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Fatoumata Diawara, Brazilian Queen of carimbó Dona Onete and her bewitching energy, electro-dabké militants 47Soul, Colombian ‘tropical explorers’ Cero39, Adrian Sherwood & Creation Rebel reviving their 1977 collaboration which prompted the “dub invasion” in the UK, and “organic” London-based ensembles Brass Funkeys and London African Gospel Choir.

You’ll also make good use of your dancing shoes thanks to several live sets and DJ-sets, like the ones of Philou Louzolo, Samantha Blackburn and Danalogue.

Get ready for your yearly summer get-together at Lloyd Park: Walthamstow Garden Festival is only a few days away and will get you busy dancing, enjoying, supporting, making, following, eating, drinking and sharing throughout the second weekend of July.

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17 Jul Dona Onete + Special Guests Doña Onete London Rich Mix

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