Although it may be difficult to accept we are currently in the peak of summer, don’t let a lack of sunshine get your spirits down, instead embrace the overcast, get your mates together and head off out to a festival! In recent years Brixton has become home to some incredible events and festivals which have brought thousands of people from all over London and further afield to one of South London’s most popular areas. Brockwell Park has been at the heart of many of these incredible events as it offers a leafy green haven away from the surrounding urban environment.
Here at Brixton Jamm we’ve decided to check out what events have been happening in and around Brixton so far this summer and what you can expect to look forwards to…
Returning for its fourth year and biggest yet, it was again held at Brixton’s Brockwell Park. Curated by some of London’s most forward-thinking members of the electronic music community it strives to bring together those who shaped the scene, alongside today and tomorrow’s most exciting new artists. Headliners this year included heavyweights from right across the electronic music spectrum and afar including Kerri Chandler, Derrick May, Theo Parrish and many more!
Photo by Marc Sethi
This summer saw the introduction of a brand new music festival held at Brixton’s Brockwell Park. Celebrating underground music Sunfall was a fantastic one-day event and a welcome addition to Brixton’s ever-thriving scene. Brought to us by the teams behind Dimensions festival and Outlook festival Sunfall’s music policy reflected the many sounds of London and beyond such as jazz, electronica, house, hip hop, dubstep, techno, soul, drum & bass and disco. Performances from Jamie xx, Kamasi Washington, Ben Klock and Moodymann were amongst the highlights. We look forwards to Sunfall 2017 already!
Photo by Dan Medhurst
A Fete showcasing the best independent music, food and drink. GALA brought together the very best of South London’s restaurants, bars and parties for one day only. Set against the backdrop of Brockwell Park GALA turned the classic village Fete on its head. Headline sets came from Nightmares on Wax, Norman Jay, Crazy P, Tornado Wallace & Rayko across two stages. A third area hosted by “the Boatshed” saw live acoustic performances from the likes of Rudy Blu & Emily Harvey. There was locally brewed beer from the Brixton Brewery and a selection of local restaurants serving up hot food including Brixton’s Indian pop-up Kricket, winners of the London Pizza Festival Made of Dough, Caribbean beach-shack food from Rum Kitchen Brixton Market’s popular Salon.
Photo by Daddy’s Got Sweets
The Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. Now in its 42nd year the show brings together thousands of people from all age ranges for a jam-packed weekend of entertainment and activities. Horticultural shows, sheep dog & owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, numerous craft & food stalls will be on offer and more with a distinctively urban south London vibe. Music is unsurprisingly a key feature of the show with a mix of dub, afro-beat, disco, folk, ska and soul so expect to see live performances happening across the weekend!
Photo by Lambeth Country Show
For the first time Brixton Jamm will be transformed into a Gin lover’s paradise where you can expect to experience a wide variety of Gin-related entertainment and drinks of course! It will be a Gin experience like no other, a wide variety of Gins will be available for you to taste, various Gin related giveaways and our newly refurbished Courtyard will be hosting the finest South London street food vendors cooking you up a variety of worldly cuisines!
Throughout the day, which runs from 12pm – 10pm, DJ’s will be providing the beats alongside live headline performances from some incredible bands, whilst professional bartenders will be on hand to give you masterclasses in making that perfect Gin cocktail!
A handpicked selection of over 50 types of Gin will also be available to try along with a special menu featuring some of our favourite Gin classics. There will also be a magician who will be wowing you with stand up table tricks and later on in the day keep an eye out for our raffle draw where you could be lucky enough to win some fantastic Gin goodies with prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place.
Tickets for Brixton Gin Festival can be found here
Photo by Brixton Jamm