Live at the Bandstand
This weekend starts in style with free Live Music at the Bandstand in Battersea Park on Saturday 15 June 2019.
The day runs from 11am to 8.30pm with furious flamenco to jumpin’ gypsy jazz, the line-up is AMAZING.
The iconic duo, Faith I Branko, start the live music performances off at 11.30am – their last album, ‘Gypsy Lover’, placed in the top 10 World Music Charts, a successful international touring schedule and a soon to be released documentary.
After a hugely successful set last year we welcome back Dat Brass to raise the roof, get you on your feet and singing along to their sassy covers of popular songs. Hailing from the streets of London and raised by its punk-jazz underbelly, Dat Brass are a high octane, ten-piece brass outfit who have been kicking off parties and festivals across the UK. Join in the fun at 1pm.
King Cassady’s set starts at 2.30pm they are an up-and-coming, come-rain-or-come-sunning trio bringing you our own blend of Furious Flamenco and Boppin’ Beats.
Full Tilt Collective provide a unique blend of funk, reggae, soul, rock and hip hop with their 11-piece brass heavy band. The band have made a name for themselves playing at the likes of Hootananny Brixton, Rich Mix, Archspace, The Fox and Firkin and The Magic Garden as well as festivals like Sunrise Celebration, Hogsozzle and Isle of Wight. Pretty impressive! Catch them at 4pm on The Bandstand.
Tarantola provide soulful Italian gipsy-music mixed with lively rock undertones, straight from the heel of Italy. Tarantula’s exotic and groovy set, mixes live music with circus performance at 5.30pm.
If you fancy listening to the UK’s best loved gypsy swing ensemble, Trio Manouche take to the stage at 7pm – not to be missed!
Are vintage remix’s more your thing? Then DJ Chris Tofu is the guy for you! He has become a pioneer of the UK festival scene and crowds across the globe. From Glastonbury to Istanbul this musical maverick is constantly exploring, discovering and creating new sounds and new experiences, mixing up the formula for good vibe pie!
Saturday 15 June
11am – 8.30pm
Free live music
The line up
We’re King Cassady, an up-and-coming, bartab-running, come-rain-or-come-sunning trio bringing you our own blend of Furious Flamenco, Jumpin’ Gypsy Jazz and Boppin’ Beats.
Trio Manouche are probably the UK’s best-loved gypsy swing ensemble, playing music it’s impossible not to love with infectious energy, virtuosity and joy. They are residents at many of London’s top live music venues and have performed for some of the world’s most glamorous private parties and events. Celebrities, reviewers, industry press and private clients have lined up to shower them with praise, with Sting, Rory Bremner, KT Tunstall and the late great Jack Massarik numbering among their fans.
Tarantola: soulful Italian gipsy-music mixed with lively rock undertones, straight from the heel of Italy. Tarantula always delivers an exotic and groovy set, mixing live music with circus performance.
DJ Chris Tofu
Established in 1995 DJ Chris Tofu has become a pioneer of Vintage Remix and the UK Festival scene, sharing his obsession with all things remixed and raucous with jumping crowds across the globe! From Glastonbury to Istanbul this musical maverick is constantly exploring, discovering and creating new sounds and new experiences, mixing up the formula for good vibe pie!
Live at the Bandstand 2018
Thank you to everyone who came along to Live at the Bandstand 2018 for an afternoon of toe-tapping tunes from London’s best big brass and Latin Afrobeat bands. There was delicious street food, well stocked bars, FREE children’s activities and face painting.
Live at the Bandstand is managed and delivered by Enable Leisure and Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.
Full music programme:
Dust off your cowboy boots and grab your dance partner; Wandsworth Council’s ‘Live at the Bandstand’ is back! Head on down to Battersea Park for a country and western hoedown – dancing, drinks in the sunshine, hay bales, and cowboy hats – Yeehaww! Entry is FREE, so bring your friends, family, kids and the dogs!
Live at the Bandstand are very happy to welcome back Battersea’s own The Lavender Hillbillies, as well as newcomers The Bara Bara Band from Tooting. We are also very excited to have one of London’s foremost festival bands Cut A Shine join us, as they dart from festival to festival raising a dust bowl of dance wherever they go. Also gracing the stage will be Wandsworth’s own James Meakin playing country covers with a London twang, and Camden Town’s Dana Immanuel and her all-girl Stolen Band who promise to get your feet stomping. Keeping the mood going all day we have DJ Joe Buirski of Cut A Shine on the decks.
Sambrooks’ Brewery will be bringing a well-stocked bar with beer, Pimms, and soft drinks to keep the afternoon flowing. There will also be a cocktail bar provided by a London favourite Honest Folk. There will be a range of food stalls including meat cooked in a locomotive engine from Smokoloko, Live at the Bandstand returners Pizza In Giro, Caribbean from Sensational Flavas, and Mexican burritos from El Gringo, as well as some sweet treats and coffee.
Activities to keep the kids busy include some small funfair rides for children from Drakes funfair (often spotted in many a Wandsworth park), and free western-inspired workshops in the workshop tent. The Friends of Battersea Park will also have their stall at the event providing information on membership, the park, and how you can get involved.
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Pay and display parking is available in Battersea Park.
Public transport: Sloane Square Underground Station, Battersea Park Station, Queenstown Road Station, Buses 19, 49, 137, 170, 319, 344, 345, 452.
Sponsor the event
We are looking at ways of developing and evolving Live at the Bandstand. If you are interested in sponsoring this event in 2018, please get in touch with the Events Team:
Telephone: 020 3959 0015