Even if summer and London are two words not working too well together, except perhaps as an oxymoron, there’s an event that, since 2014 brings the sun shining over the East End. Maybe that’s only figuratively, but Walthamstow Garden Party is one of the best ways to celebrate the sunny season in the British capital.
Over two days (15th & 16th of July), Lloyds Park will host a dozen of London-based, UK and international acts, more or less 30000 music lovers and picnickers, arts & crafts stalls, food and drinks stands and so on and so forth. What’s more is that the entrance to this cultural bonanza is entirely free.
Well, if you thought that free entry couldn’t get any better, there’s even something more…the music line-up. Barbican and Create both love to treat their audiences, and every year they bring some exciting names to Lloyd Park.
The 2017 edition of the festival will enjoy hosting yet another diverse and eclectic program… Throughout the weekend you can delight your ears with one of the most renowned upbeat names Toots & the Maytals, symbolic Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Sierra Leone’s bubu master Janka Nabay, 1970s funk legends Doug Hream Blunt & The Messengers, pure Colombian salsa rhythms of La Mambanegra, London visionary ensemble The Heliocentrics, carioca hip-hop of BNegão & Os Seletores de Frequência, Ghanaian DJ mixing traditional Ga music and Detroit house DJ Katapila and New Delhi 2-tone enthusiast The Ska Vengers.
Get your picnic box ready, shorts and t-shirts out of the closet and be ready for a full weekend of first class, summery vibes in the (hopefully sunny) Walthamstow.
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