19 + 20 June
All events at Summer in Battersea Park will be socially distanced following current government guidelines. There will be limited capacity at each event, so get there early to avoid disappointment. You do not need to pre-book free live music at the Bandstand, but due to limited capacity we can not guarantee entry.
Saturday 19th June
Free live music from 10.30am
Free live music at Battersea Park’s Bandstand is back! From 10.30am on Saturday the 19th June, get ready for a full day of free music at the iconic Bandstand. The music is suitable for all, with a mixture of genres ranging from acoustic folk to drum and bass. Find the full line up below!
DJ Chris Tofu between sets
Sunday 20th June
Free live music from 10.30am
We didn’t think one day of live music was enough, so on Sunday the 20th June from 10.30am, there will be more free music at the bandstand from 10.30am! Sunday will be a celebration of local community groups, with each group taking to the stage to showcase their talents. Find the full lineup below!
11am: The Undergrads. One of the Wandsworth Music Academy’s senior rock bands, the Undergrads have been playing together for two years and have covered a plethora of genres incorporating Drake to Depeche Mode, Muse to Metronomy and The Stills to the Stone Roses. They have played various venues together including the Bedford in Balham and the Hideaway in Streatham.
12pm: Gen Zee are the young pretenders of the Wandsworth Music Academy looking to graduate to senior level through gnarly guitar riffs with pop sensibilities. They have covered rock, punk, indie and more and will be covering songs that span the decades and will keep those heads nodding.
12pm: South West Fires are an energetic rock band, and are one of the senior rock bands at the Wandsworth Music Academy. Based on the classic sounds of two guitars, bass, drums and vocals this great team have mastered repertoire by the Talking Heads, The Amazons, Stereophonics, Iggy Pop and others.
Battersea Power Station established the Battersea Power Station Community Choir in 2016 and it now has over 70 active members. It is completely accessible with no prior singing experience required and performs across London. Throughout lockdown, the choir continued to hold weekly practice sessions virtually to provide a regular source of social contact for its members. The choir also partnered with local Battersea Power Station resident, Sting, during lockdown to record an exclusive track from his acclaimed musical, The Last Ship, as a tribute to the NHS and to help raise morale amongst the local community.
Performance + workshop for all (no drumming experience necessary!). Drum Works uses drumming as a tool to inspire creativity, build social cohesion and empower young people to direct their own futures. Around 500 people take part every week through four partner schools, two community programmes and three progression ensembles.
A passionate group that met during Trevor Watkis’ jazz classes at Heart Beat Music Academy, they often find time to play together outside of the Academy and despite their range of ages and backgrounds have a love of music in common. Performing for us on the Bandstand will be drummer Jaidon, bassist Tom, guitarist Scip, trumpeter Mikey and vocalist Carla. The band will perform a mixture of their favourite ballads and jazz standards, as well as repertoire they have learnt during their time at Heart Beat Music Academy with Trevor.
Enjoy music from Disco Loco DJ, hosted of course by their resident MC Chu-i. They’ll also be bringing our full range of dance floor accessories – giant balloons, dance floor ribbons, hula hoops and prizes. The perfect way to kick off the summer.
Disco Loco is Hackney Showroom’s wild and wonderful family party. Since 2006 they’ve been engaging families across East London in a programme of arts, culture and a spirit of togetherness.
Summer in Battersea Park will operate under the latest Covid-19 government guidance around social distancing. Live at the Bandstand is a free event but will be operating with limited capacity. Arrive early to guarantee entry. Capacity restrictions for future weekend events will be updated as the coronavirus restrictions are announced.