Walthamstow Garden Party

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Lloyd Park, Walthamstow Saturday July 18 2015 - Sunday July 19 2015 Free

Programmed by the Barbican and Create London in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, the Walthamstow Garden Party is a free two-day festival in E17 that combines a cracking music line-up with plenty of family fun: theatre, dancing, comedy, circus, art activities with the William Morris Gallery and a designers' market.

The international music bill includes South African ‘shangaan electro’ originator Nozinja, tub-thumping jazz band Sons Of Kemet, Colombian salsa band LA-33 and Congolese massive Kasai All Stars on Saturday. Sunday’s line-up is even bigger, with afrobeat heir Femi Kuti playing with his band The Positive Force, Ghanaian ’70s funk don Ebo Taylor, Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter/MC Ghostpoet, ska pioneers The Skatalites and punk-funk queen Lonelady.

It’s all well worth venturing up the Victoria line for, and represents yet another reason that this corner of north-east London deserves its new title: ‘Awesomestow’.

Venue name: Lloyd Park
Address: Forest Road
E17 4PP
Transport: Tube: Walthamstow Central; Rail: Blackhorse Road
Price: Free
Event website: http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=17942

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Walthamstow, a multicultural village with the beating heart of London.