Victoria Park Bandstand Summer Events

18th May Bongo Barney’s Bandstand Barnstormer!

5 fabulous live music acts entertaining from 1pm,  stalls promoting local services such as St Joseph’s Hospice, City and Hackney Carers Centre and other Community Services.

2pm – Marc Oliver –

3pm – J Owen  –

4pm – The Medicine Show –

5pm – Buenos Bastardes –

6pm – The Unfortunates –   Bring a blanket, a picnic and your dancing shoes!



25th May The Big Noise Mini Festival   12:00pm  > 8:00pm

The Big Noise Festival – Victoria Park Takeover:   The Big Noise Festival is being organised by a dedicated group of volunteers to raise funds in aid of the Big Issue Foundation, which supports homeless people with rebuilding their lives.

Already in their second year, they have been running many fundraising events across London ahead of their main festival on June 14th in Peckham.   25th May sees The Big Noise taking over the Victoria Park bandstand alongside South London club night ARAF to give a sneak preview of some of the amazing artists they will be showcasing at their main festival.

Expect face painting, merchandise, competitions, raffles and of course, amazing music! Plus the chance to win exclusive VIP tickets to the main festival.

Featuring: King of Hearts (

Cable Street Collective (

Ceaser (

Ziegler Co. (

The Rope & The Colt (https://www.facebook.comTheRopeAndTheColt)

Craig White (

Sample Answer (

Little Liar (acoustic) (

Abbey Bowden (




29th June Core Arts return to Vicky Park!   After last years triumphant afternoon of music, DJ’s and poetry we present another eclectic afternoon from Core Arts!



27th July  Enemy of the Lion 2:00pm > 5:00pm

Enemy of the Lion formed a couple of years ago after the then line up of ‘That Legendary Wooden Lion’ decided to call it a day. ‘That Legendary Wooden Lion’ had been together for about 5 years and released the album ‘Writing in a Skeleton Key’. Three members of that band are currently in Enemy of the Lion they are Steve Bensusan – guitars / vocals, Chris Mott – drums / percussion and Alan Essex (aka Cardinal Biggles) – keyboards and electronics. The band is complimented by Dave Munday on guitars / vocals and recent addition Chris Chitticks on bass.

The band plays a diverse range of covers and original numbers from Blues to Space Rock with everything in between. Steve Bensusan played in the band ‘Last Post’ (album Fallout) as well as several covers bands, Chris Mott played in ‘Break for Cover’and ‘Squabbler’, Alan Essex was in the early line up of Wooden Lion and occasionally plays in ‘The Plastic Sturgeons’ alongside ex Hawkwind / Hawklords / Dan Mingo keyboardist Steve Swindells, Chris Chitticks was recently in ‘No More



10th August Eastend Jazz & Blues   Line up To Be Confirmed.



31st August An afternoon of Jazz, Latin and Funk : WTW Big Band, Four Five Sax, and the Baker-Riffaud Quintet Vibrant music in three classic formats – the big band, small band and saxophone quintet; 100 years of music from Ellington to Michael Jackson.



7th September Barney’s Back with more bongos and beats!



14th September East London Late Starters Orchestra  &  Shekumbi Soup (VPFG)



21st September The Trouser Band   The Trouser Band have been described as “London’s best party band,” although admittedly the guy who said that was well over the eight. Multi-talented and multi-limbed, they are noted for their harmony vocals, rugged good looks and impeccable table manners. They revive – in fact give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation – to a repertoire of unjustly forgotten ditties of yesteryear, originally recorded by artistes as diverse as Al Bowlly, Bing Crosby, Freddy Fender and Randy Newman. They range like lost cowboys across the musical prairie, from country to reggae to rock. They even dare taste the feverish pleasures of the Argentinian tango. And they throw in a few originals by the band themselves. Bound to please: guaranteed to amuse: untroubled by reason: join The Trouser Band and friends for a rocking good time.



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