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Time and Date: 7pm - 4am, November 24, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Location: Various Shoreditch venues - Village Underground, RichMix & Bedroom Bar Hackney
Artists: Cut A Shine, Los Chinches, Wara, Kidnap Alice, Gypsy Hill, Molotov Jukebox, The Turbans, Urusen, Afriquoi, Ska Cubano, United Vibrations, Horn Dog Brass Band, Monster Ceilidh Band, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Electric Jalaba, Nahini Doumbia + Sankoulekan
LONDON REMIXED FESTIVAL is the one and only end of the season festival taking place in the hubbub of London’s trendy Shoreditch. London Remixed is a live musical cocktail of Global London, remixed for the 21st Century. From Roma to rumba, Latin beats to Afro funk, new folk to no folk, London Remixed is a celebration of the best emerging musical remix talent the UK has to offer.
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Time and Date: September 7, 2012 - September 9, 2012
Location: Robin Hill Country Park, PO30 2NU Newport, Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
Artists: DJ Cal Jader, Red Baraat, Tankus The Henge, DJ Penny Metal, Penny Black Remedy, Sweet Sweet Lies, Thomas Truax, DJ Chris Tofu, Karauke, Dejavooodooo, Tragik Roundabout, Hallouminati, Punks Not Dad, Worldly Savages, Balearic Folk Orchestra, Great Malarkey,
Global Local and Continental Drifts is back once again with its legendary Club Dada and Polka Tents at Bestival.
Time and Date: September 6, 2012 - September 9, 2012
Location: Robin Hill County Park, Isle Of Wight Isle of Wight
BESTIVAL SEE'S A FANTASTIC LINE UP EVERY YEAR AND 2012 IS NO EXCEPTION!!
For all line up and ticket information please visit the official website!
Time and Date: September 1, 2012 - September 2, 2012
Location: Enfield, London Enfield
Time and Date: August 19, 2012
Location: Gunnersbury Park, Pope Lane, London, W13 8 Hounslow
The O2 London Mela 2012 will be held on Sunday 19th August.
This year's O2 London Mela will be held in Gunnersbury Park on Sunday 19th August.
There will be nine zones with The Main Stage, Mix tent, BBC Introducing, The Classical stage Community & Kids zone, Outdoor arts and ‘In conversation with’ not to mention the food markets and our fabulous funfair.
Our line up for this year is even more exciting than ever with a host of recording stars and performers from the UK and around the world all mixed together with dance, theatre and classical performances.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the 2011 O2 London Mela such a fantastic event breaking all records in the process, more than 92,000 of you attended!! We really hope you enjoy this year’s event just as much.
Check out the london mela website for line up and additional details!
Time and Date: July 27, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Location: Tower Hamlets, London Tower Hamlets
The Stage at BT London Live Victoria Park will showcase some of the East End’s brightest up-and-coming and established talent, as well as a diverse range of British and international acts, creating a truly all-inclusive flavour to BT London Live’s celebration of the Olympic Games.
Many established acts, including veteran DJ Norman Jay and British jazz stalwart Courtney Pine will descend on Victoria Park to provide musical relief. From the Hackney Colliery Band, representing the creativity of the capital’s East End, to Live Connection bringing new British talent to the fore, to Rhythms of the City Samba’s leading percussion performance, expect the unexpected at this iconic London location. Dance ‘til you drop as legendary club nights Guilty Pleasures and Club de Fromage take up residence on the Stage.
Time and Date: August 10, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire City of London
Info: Artists TBC
Time and Date: July 27, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Location: Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe (nr Penrith), Cumbria City of London
KENDAL CALLING 2012- KENDAL, CUMBRIA.
WHAT A GREAT LINE UP FOR 2012! FOR ALL LINE UP INFORMATION VISIT THE KENDAL CALLING WEBSITE!
Time and Date: 5pm, July 26, 2012
Location: Liverpool Street Station City of London
Meaning 'afro funky', Afriquoi exist to bridge the gap between traditional African music and contemporary Western production. African stars meet house, dancehall and electronics and feature legendary exiled musicians Kudaushe Matimba (Zimbabwe: formerly of the Bhundu Boys) and Fiston Lusambo (Congo: Zong Zing All Stars). Fusing live marimba, African guitar, djembe, vocals, dancehall MCing and crisp, heavy beats, Afriquoi blend dancehall, soca, chimurenga, soukous , house, dubstep and electro in a powerful, uplifting, dance-friendly blend.
Time and Date: July 24, 2012
Location: New Street Square, London City of London
This charismatic gypsy swing jazz ensemble performs the works of Django Reinhardt, specially arranged popular swing classics of the 30s, 40s and 50s, along with some of their own up-beat compositions. Manouche’s music is fused with elements of electro swing, hip hop and surf guitar, making for a great outdoor summer concert in the Square.
Sponsored by New Street Square
Time and Date: All day, July 21, 2012 - July 22, 2012
Location: Shoreditch, London City of London
SHOREDITCH FESTIVAL 2012
This summer, Shoreditch Trust presents its 11th annual Shoreditch Festival.
The Festival works in partnership to deliver high quality performances and imaginative initiatives which are bold, creative and engaging.
Shoreditch Festival looks forward to an exciting summer in 2012 and is delighted to welcome the first ever Shoreditch Fringe Festival.
Time and Date: 12 Noon, July 21, 2012
Location: Hackney Hackney
Artists: Katy and The Mamboleros
The One Hackney Festival 2012 is a borough wide event taking place on 21 July to welcome the Olympic flame.
Everyone who lives and works in or visits Hackney will be invited to take part in the celebrations in many different ways.
The whole day will be a distinctively local celebration, but special guests from elsewhere in London, from UK cities such as Liverpool and Glasgow, and from overseas, will add a regional and international flavour.
On the day itself there will be a vibrant and musical street parade, moving to a specially-composed soundtrack of Hackney, and culminating in an event in one of London's finest parks, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. At Clissold Park, you will be able to take part in a mass celebration dance to our own Hackney Anthem.
Accompanying the parade will be a Festival fringe which will extend the celebrations to Hackney's distinctive town centres, with food, performance and music throughout the borough.
Time and Date: July 19, 2012 - July 22, 2012
Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire
Like never before, we are aware of our unique position as a social animal. The carnival of the Olympics, the phenomena of the 2012 prophecies, the arrival of the seven billionth human, the dawn of the urban age: ours is a human world. Yet these ‘mass collective moments’ hint at a richer history, a more varied landscape of ceremonial occasion that ...have bound men together across the ages, that have reinforced and reinvented that most remarkable of our achievements: society.
This year, as The Garden celebrates her 10th Birthday, we explore those ceremonies, rituals, initiations, anniversaries and carnivals that bind us together, that emphasise matter over mind, that emphasise our true gifts as humans: social existence.
Great Britain has only recently emerged from a period of restrictive manners, customs and hierarchy. The explosion in the middle of the last century, of freedom, sexual liberation and rebellion, represents a volcanic eruption of the irrepressible lava of human expression. The Secret Garden Party, along with all modern hedonic gatherings, has direct links to this awakening and release of the human spirit.
So get your thinking caps on. Dream your own anniversaries, your own ceremonies, your own initiations. Don’t be a spectator, don’t be part of a passive congregation. Create gatherings and parties that breakdown the walls of inhibition, shyness, the other, the stranger. We are already naked, so use your freedom to unite with your fellow Gardener. 2012 is not the end of it all – it is merely a rallying call to unite, to come together, to reinforce the ties that bind.
Time and Date: 5:30pm, July 19, 2012
Location: Liverpool Street Station, London City of London
Artists: Brass Volcanoes
The Brass Volcanos combine brass, saxophones and drums to improvise arrangements of both popular and less well known tunes. Ideas, solos and riffs are thrown around the band so that no two performances are ever the same. Inspired by a long tradition of brass bands from New Orleans as well as other parts of the world, The Brass Volcanos create their own interpretation of the style, playing a mix of original pieces, arrangements of popular songs, Mardi Gras funk classics and jazz standards.
Nearest Tube Liverpool Street
Time and Date: 12.30 , July 17, 2012
Location: New Street Square, London City of London
Old folk music hits a new groove as three troubadours collide in a rich harmony, with songs that speak and voices that ring. Bard blends a love of traditional Celtic songs in original music infused with observations of
Sponsored by New Street Square
Time and Date: 5:30pm, July 12, 2012
Location: Liverpool Street Station, Main Exit City of London
Artists: Cut A Shine
Grab your dancing shoes and head to the Liverpool Street stage for this lively Thursday night line-up, with pavement-stomping barn dance, African fusion music, street performance and much more!
Time and Date: 12.30 - 2.00pm , July 10, 2012
Location: New Street Square City of London
Artists: Mauricio Velasierra
Mauricio Velasierra Quintet
Growing up in Medellin, Colombia, this master musician and instrument maker plays the Andean flute and has dedicated his life to the melody-led beauty of traditional Andean music. On arriving in England, Velasierra studied at the Guildhall School and started to explore jazz and the music of Zimbabwe and West Africa. Velasierra plays original compositions and exquisite Andean rhythms incorporating contemporary Jazz and African melodies and harmonies.
Sponsored by New Street Square
Time and Date: 12.00 - 2.00pm, July 6, 2012
Location: Paternoster Square City of London
Artists: Kazimier Krunk Band
The Kazimier Krunk Band
A self-amplified dance orchestra of the people, the Kazimier Krunk Band are yet to be seen on a stage, preferring instead to mingle among the crowds. With trumpeting fanfares and bish-bash-bosh percussion, you might hear some 19th century cancans from a souked-up barrel organ or an accordion-led tribute to a 90's dance classic.
Supported by Broadgate Estates
Time and Date: June 30, 2012 - July 1, 2012
Location: London Pleasure Gardens City of London
200 years ago London had Pleasure Gardens – places where friends and families could immerse themselves in culture and experience the joys of open air entertainments. Now, a 21st Century Pleasure Gardens returns. And it all starts with The Paradise Gardens…
We’re starting with a bang! Spectacular pyrotechnic theatre, a great live music line up, epic street art, pop-up performances, curious sideshows, the Silly Olympics, a village fete, a Ballroom, a vintage funfair, a craft market and specialist food from around the world – this is no ordinary launch event.
Best of all… the whole festival is FREE. You don’t need a ticket. Just turn up!
WHEN IS IT?
Saturday 30th June 1PM – 11PM + Sunday 1st July 1PM – 10PM
This is a FREE event! You don’t need a ticket, simply turn up from 1pm and join the party.
Time and Date: June 9, 2012 - June 10, 2012
Location: Regents Park Camden
The London Green Fair is London's largest free green festival, taking place in Regent's Park this year on the 9th and 10th June.
We reflect the green aspirations and achievements of London as a whole - celebrating, educating and empowering.
Our content is diverse, unique and completely free. This year is our 20th anniversary - and to celebrate we have some fantastic new additions to our regular line up. These include;
* Cutting edge contemporary music and DJs on two festival stages
* High-profile speakers and debates in our Speakers Arenas
* Outdoor Performances from an 80-piece dutch symphonic orchestra,
* Poetry and Spoken Word from London's global communities
* A large range of children's activities, workshops and performances, including dance classes, theatrical performances, baby change and chill space plus loads more
* The London Permaculture area
* Dedicated Exhibitions areas
* Hundreds of boutique market stalls
* A huge range of Campaigning stalls
* Our unique bicycle powered music area
* Organic bars and global cuisine
* Gorgeous green spaces
* Quality family time
* Serious environmental education and entertainment
Time and Date: 1pm- 11:30pm, May 7, 2012
Location: http://www.facebook.com/events/319164958144662/ Islington
Two For Joy Launch Party + Global Local Showcase: All Day Folk Festival
Harrison Brothers, Dan Korn, Ruby and the Ribcage, Ramshackle Union Band, Thinker, Knights of Mentis, Under the Driftwood Tree, Nimming Neds, Holloway Jug Band, Burning Wheel, Blue Rose Code, Tiny Ruins, Nuala, Boat to Row, The Wagon Tales, Kidnap Alice, The Long Notes.
Date: Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2012
Venue: The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, London, N1 8LN
Prices: Free before 4pm, £6 after
Nearest Tube: Angel
Ticket Link: www.wegottickets.com
Phone Number: 07740199665
Join us for the 6th Bank Holiday All Day Folk Festival at the Old Queen's Head, 7th May 2012. This event is the official launch of Two For Joy Music (offspring of The Magpie's Nest), and sees 17 bands converge at the pub and play across two stages from 2pm – 11pm. The day is also brought to you by Global Local and Continental Drifts Music – the official showcase of the Acoustic Sound-Clash festival programme, with performances from the hottest emerging talent from the UK folk scene. Heaps of local bands and bands from all over the country converge for a jam packed folk out.
The Line Up
Downstairs Bawdy Stage
14:00 - 14:45 Harrison Brothers
15:00 - 15:45 Dan Korn
16:00 - 16:45 Ruby and the Ribcage
17:00 - 17:45 Ramshackle Union
18:00 - 18:45 Thinker
19:00 - 19:45 Knights of Mentis
20:00 - 20:45 Under the Driftwood Tree
21:00 - 21:45 Nimming Neds
22:00 - 23:00 Holloway Jug Band
Upstairs Rowdy Stage
15:00 - 15:45 Burning Wheel
16:00 - 16:45 Blue Rose Code
17:00 - 17:45 Tiny Ruins
18:00 - 18:45 Nuala
19:00 - 19:45 Boat to Row
20:00 - 20:45 The Wagon Tales
21:00 - 21:45 Kidnap Alice
22:00 - 23:00 The Long Notes
Time and Date: April 20, 2000 - May 10, 2012
Location: http://kidnapalice.wordpress.com/ City of London
Artists: Kidnap Alice
Kidnap Alice are going on a nationwide tour to promote their debut Album!
‘We could not be more excited to be saddling up The Hackney Stud and setting off into the spring sunshine with our instruments, our album and our cider. Not only will we be picking up new friends in new places, but bringing bands from across the country back to London, courtesy of our friends at Two For Joy (The Magpie’s Nest Collective).
The tour will take us from Dorset (Square and Compass) to Sheffield (Opus Acouctics). Our 15 dates over 3 weeks will let us share our first album with new friends – who we hope will join us at our many UK festival dates later on this summer.’
Time and Date: 9pm - 3am, April 6, 2012 - April 7, 2012
Location: XOYO, 32 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AW City of London
Artists: Orange Hill Productions, The Heatwave, Necessary Mayhem, Element Dance
The Heatwave alongside Global Local, Punch Records and Blue Lotus present a very special Hot Wuk event showcasing the cream of the UK's reggae dancehall artists, all backed by a full live band. Looking forward to the hotly anticipated festival season, this party will bring the charisma and energy of dancehall performers to the fore.
Working with festival programmers and producers, the Hot Wuk Festival showcase will help ensure that reggae and dancehall are well represented at events throughout summer 2012. Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence this year while the Jamaican Olympic athletics team led by Usain Bolt will ensure that Jamaica is on everyone's lips.
Alongside the live acts, Rinse FM's bashment crew The Heatwave present their high energy festival show joined by carnival dancers in full samba costume. Plus Ras Kwame's Orange Hill and dancehall producer Curtis Lynch with his Necessary Mayhem sound will play futuristic and foundational reggae vibes.
The event celebrates Hot Wuk's journey so far; since 2010, the regular London bashment party has become a 'go-to fixture' on the clubbing calendar. Early London success saw it roll out countrywide in 2011 with events in Brighton, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.
Expect to see the hottest artists, most scandalous dancers and explosive carnival hype!
Time and Date: 8pm, March 9, 2012 - March 10, 2012
Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA City of London
Artists: Jallykebba Susso and Manding Sabu, Seddik + the Seeds of Creation, Mr. Brett (Yaaba Funk) (DJ)
A celebration of the best African inspired acts on the UK festival circuit this coming summer.
Drawing on a combination of African and UK influences, this night will showcase 3 UK-based bands taking African music in fascinating international directions.
Maverick Gambian griot Jallykebba Susso mixes traditional Mandinka kora music (beautiful melodious 22-string West African harp) with 8-strong international band Manding Sabu drawing on rock, reggae and afro-beat; 70-year old master of the Algerian mandol, Seddik Zebiri, displays his unique take on the music of North Africa that ends up sounding like a psychedelic, Hendrix-inspired desert blues thanks to his powerful band Seeds of Creation.
Hotly-tipped new live project Afriquoi fuse live marimba, African guitar, djembe, African vocals, dancehall MCing and crisp, heavy beats into an uplifting, dance-friendly blend of chimurenga, soca, soukous, dubstep and house: afro electronics! Featuring legendary exiled musicians Kudaushe Matimba (Zimbabwe: Bhundu Boys, Harare) and Fiston Lusambo (Congo: Zong Zing All Stars), alongside UK Ableton wizard Nico Bentley and percussionist Andre Marmot, this is African music for the facebook generation….
All of this washed down by top tunes from across the African diaspora courtesy of Mr. Brett, driving force behind South London’s gritty hi-life/afrobeat/funk sensation Yaaba Funk.
Time and Date: 7.30pm - 1am, February 10, 2012 - February 11, 2012
Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA City of London
Artists: The Great Malarkey , The Kaimier Mobile Krunk Band, DJ Chris Tofu
Get your stomping boots on, dust off your hats and buckle your braces for a rip roaring gypsy bonanza
The Great Malarkey
Foot stompin', rabble rousing, joyous mis of East European, Latin, blues, punk and folk. The Great Malarkey play songs of friends, lovers, riots, night terrors and the Dalston job centre. These are the kids you didn't mess with on the playground, and you wouldn't mess with them now: an instrumental call to your arms with lyrics that simultaneously sling an arm around your shoulders and punch you in the stomach
The Kazimier Mobile Krunk Band
A self-amplified dance orchestra of the people, The Krunk Band are yet to be seen on a stage, preferring instead to mingle among the crowds. With trumpeting fanfares and bish-bash-bosh percussion, you might hear some 19th century cancans from a souked-up barrel organ or an accordion-let tribute to a 90's dance classic.
DJ Chris Tofu
Time and Date: 8pm , January 27, 2012 - January 28, 2012
Location: City of London
Artists: Manzana Tropical, FlowSnatcha, Remolino Kieto, Warmi, DJ Arias
For the fourth year running Movimientos and Global Local present their annual showcase of the finest new Latin acts to emerge in the capital. From heavy Peruvian cumbia grooves, Cuban - Reggae fusion to the freshest urban electro tropical beats and all female Latin folk and roots. Catch these acts before the festival stages by storm!
Manzana Tropical is a brand new act playing a form of Peruvian Cumbia known as Chicha. Brought up in London’s thriving Latin American scene, young musicians Manuy and Cleyder Figueroa are taking inspiration from their Peruvian heritage. Their music embodies influences from classic Peruvian acts as well as guitar based Latin acts like Santana, and then they mix it all up with a hot London vibe. The band also contains experienced musicians from one of the finest Andean fusion acts – Kausary - who have played at most of the UK’s top festivals and have toured extensively in Europe.
FlowSnatcha sees Cuban MC Floiran and Swiss-Argentinian DJ / Producer The Snatcha connect for a heavy hitting musical cross pollination that affirms the contemporary versatility of Afro-Cuban beats. Anchored in sound of the Caribbean and Cuban Hip Hop, blending in elements of Dancehall and Moombahton with electronic dance music (House, Dubstep, and Breakbeat), soulful vocals and a touch of Merengue, Timba and Swing, the FlowSnatcha formula gets you moving instantly.
Remolino Kieto burst on to the London scene with an addictive, masterful sound that combines Andean rhythms with psychedelic Latin rock, romantic bolero and reggae influences. High energy, well-crafted tunes with soul. Musical inspiration ranges from Led Zeppelin to Pablo Milanes, Janis Joplin and Omara Portuondo. The band features some of the UK's top Cuban musicians; drawing on the strong songwriting of lead singer Ramsay Estevez.
Warmi was born as a 5 piece band in October 2011, in London, during an event dedicated to the Cultural Resistance of the Indigenous from the Abya Yala (America in their Native Language). The all-female line up features world-class musicians playing a mix of traditional songs and original compositions.With Phaxsi Coca and Vicki Cespedes, from Bolivia, on Kena and Panpipes; Paloma Palomino, from Peru, on Charango, Guitar and Vocals; Corina Piatti, from Argentina, on Vocals and Guitar and Renu, who has family roots in India, from London, on Percussion.
Manzana Tropical www.facebook.com/pages/Manzana-Tropical-UK-Chicha-music
Remolino Kieto soundcloud.com/ramsayandthereptiles/sets
DJ Arias www.movimientos.org.uk/latino-dj-salsa-tropical-cumbia-colombian-london.html
DJ Arias is the co-founder of the Movimientos movement. His DJ sets are always pushing the boundaries of Latin music while staying true to his Colombian roots. He’s no stranger to London and festival dance floors with his malicious blend of "Classicos" and "Dutty" Tropical beats.