Little Blue Ball International Party


Little Blue Ball International Party
Sat 9th November @ Passing Clouds 8pm-3am
ft. Planetman & The Internationalz, New Vallenato Group, Clapper Priest, DJ Couscous, Koichi Sakai, The Jenova Collective.

6 Acts > 7 Hours > 2 Floors > Festival Vibes!
Hosted and curated by Planetman

Get yourselves ready for another super global rave as we bring together some of the hottest live acts and djs around, over two floors at East London's legendary venue Passing Clouds!!!


"What can I say, I freaking love it! Proper people, proper music..." TimeOut


Planetman & The Internationalz – reggae, ska, afrobeat and d&b experience!


" Planetman, whose band The Internationalz blend highlife guitars and reggae with earnest folk and brightly soulful vocals. The sounds are varied yet simply catchy; the spirit is infectiously upbeat." Metro.


Little Blue Ball founder and host, Planetman and his band The Internationalz come with a message to express and a mission to embark upon. To promote love & unity amongst all, while blending elements of Reggae, Afrofunk, Rock and D&B into their own distinctive style.

East-London's cult band and members of the Passing Clouds Collective, they formed in summer 2001 and have played at the country's biggest festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Big Chill, Secret Garden Party, Sunrise Festival, to name a few. They also performed internationally in Portugal, France, Hungary, Holland, Thailand, Tanzania, Scotland and Ireland.


"Planetman & The Internationalz prove conclusively that pure groove still has a place in the hearts and souls of man. Planetman is a singer consumed with the passion of his art. He and his band live and breathe for live performance, and their communal spirit echoes throughout their songs – all of which call out in perfect harmony for equality, peace, love and understanding. This is a good-time band who will have any festival crowd up on its feet, shoes kicked off and toes dancing through the fresh green grass."

New Vallenato Group – hypnotic Cumbia straight out of Colombia!

A fusion of Accordion, energetic percussion and romantic lyrics, resulting in the hypnotic sound of the Vallenato and Cumbia rhythms of Colombia!!!

This is one of the most classic of Colombian bands playing live music from the Caribbean and pacific coasts of everyone's favourite coffee country in South America.


Featuring young accordion maestro Hernando Arias. José Hernando is a 20 year old self-taught virtuoso accordion player, born in London, but of Colombian descent. José fell in love with Vallenato, the popular folk style from the Caribbean coast of Colombia which he learned through watching clips on Youtube and video cassettes his father brought back from Colombia.

In 2011 he won the apprenticeship program promoted by the BBC World Routes Academy and featured in the BBC proms in 2012.
He dreams of popularising the genre in Europe through his own music.

The rhythms of Vallenato & Cumbia performed by NEW VALLENATO GROUP will infect one and all, so make sure to have your dancing shoes on!!!


Clapper Priest – legendary dancehall mc! Jamaica/UK

One of Hackney's senior dancehall/reggae/dub mcs Clapper Priest is known all over the world for his fiery performances!!
Recently played Glastonbury Festival, Amsterdam, Berlin and just last week at The Orb's 25th anniversary at The Forum in London.
Lightning and thunder!!



DJ Couscous – Global beats to break beats – Lizard Stage!

Based in London UK, this Global Beats Dj has been playing on the UK circuit for the past 12 years, performing at Festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, and many more boutique events.

He is co-founder and musical director of the Rollright Fayre Festival based in Oxfordshire UK. He is also the music coordinator for The Lizard Stage, a micro stage that tours the UK festivals hosting a range of live acts and Dj's.

His style of music can vary wildly on the night, incorporating elements of Reggae, Balkan, AfroBeat, Cumbia, Drum N Bass, Electro-swing, Breaks, and Ska. The tempo's may change, but the vibe stays constant, Swing n' Skank with a Funk and Soul heart.


Koichi Sakai – Reggea/Dancehall/Afrobeat – Ghetto Lounge - Japan!

Koichi Sakai is a Tokyo born, London based DJ, producer, musician and promoter who is widely recognised for his highly developed, unique style which reflects the varied influences that have continuously informed his creativity and career.
His musical style is jazzy and percussive; playing a distinctive and smooth mix of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Latin and Afrobeat. During his musical career, Koichi has collaborated in various clubs in London with Gilles Peterson, Snowboy, Phil Asher, Patrick Forge, Nostalgia77, Quantic, Bugz In The Attic, Broadcite, Mr Bongo Soundsystem, Sofrito, to name but a few.


The Jenova Collective – electro-swing and balkan lushnesss - Leeds!

Fresh faces amongst the swing scene, it's easy to forget that these two 90's kids have been collaborating for barely a year, and yet have managed to stamp their bouncy, pumping sound in a host of major UK cities and festivals and have even played Berlin's biggest Electro Swing night! Previous tracks have fused swing with house, disco, latin and even drum & bass and "Do The Strand" marks their entrance to ghetto swing. These two love to dance and Jenova Collective DJ sets are full of energy, topped to the brim with party edits and dance floors fillers. They have shared the stage with the likes of Dutty Moonshine, Defunk, Max Pashm, Lamuzgueule, Jinx in Dub, Freear and Wolfie Razzmatazz to name a few!



Come dance your troubles away and let your soul fly free, as we celebrate all the good things about being human, all the good things about being alive!! x



✯ ✯ ✯ face painting ✯ ✯ ✯
✯ ✯ ✯ dress up ✯ ✯ ✯
✯ ✯ ✯ dress down ✯ ✯ ✯
✯ ✯ ✯ dance all around ✯ ✯ ✯

Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Rd. Dalston E8
corner Kingsland Rd.
free before 9pm, £5 before 10pm, £8 after


Train: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction (new station)
buses: 242, 38, 76, 67, 149, 56, 30, 243


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