This weekend, Pop Brixton is celebrating its second birthday with a big ol’ bash across three days. Formerly a disused carpark, the south London site has become the home of independent businesses over the last two years and currently 55 companies spanning bars and restaurants, retail spaces, studios and startups call it home.
To mark the occasion, the doors will be poppin’ open from Friday to Sunday, bringing live music, party games and great grub to the Brixton crowds.
Friday will see No Long Ting and Reggae N That join forces for a free night of reggae, rare groove, dancehall and hip hop until midnight, while Saturday’s got 12 non-stop hours of music and DJs on lockdown. Giant cakes, birthday balloons, piñatas, party hats and a disco photo booth have also been promised along with party games, face-painting and more.
Sunday will give families a chance to get involved too, with a mix of movies, street food and a bazaar selling clothing, art prints and homeware taking place from 10am-4pm. Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen will be rustling up a birthday brunch throughout the day and the evening will see the site transform into a Block Party Cinema with a free screening of ‘White Men Can’t Jump’. The final slam dunk will be a basketball competition before the film starts and the first 30 people through the door will nab themselves some free popcorn to boot.
Two Years On: Still Poppin’, Pop Brixton.