Are you missing the Bermondsey Carnival? Don’t worry; we’ve got the best bits in a ‘Bitesize ’version of the much-loved local event with great live music, traditional funfair, family activities and good food for everyone to enjoy.
Save the date
- Saturday 14th August 2021, from 12 till 6.00pm
- Southwark Park, Bermondsey, (Entrance via Jamaica Road)
- Free entry
- All ages welcome
Enjoy Bermondsey Carnival’s Best Bits
Bermondsey Bitesize, a new format for the ‘Carnival’ which has been agreed by all partners to reflect the current situation and safety concerns. Appropriate measures will be in place with full regard to public safety in light of the ongoing regulations and concerns of Covid 19.
Southwark Council are funding the event with additional sponsorship from Blue Bermondsey. The bandstand music programme is sponsored by Grosvenor, owners of the new Biscuit Factory Development.
Music for everyone
Our music programme on the iconic bandstand is headlined by INDIKA BAND, led by Bermondsey’s own Phillip Poleon.
The band have played with a host of legendary Reggae artists, most notably being the backing band for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Now INDIKA have teamed up with WINSTON REEDY, who was crowned as Britain’s Best Reggae Singer 3 years-in-a-row to take you on a journey through Reggae.
Locally based REDRIFFE provide main support with classic hits songs from the History of British Rock, featuring songs from the likes of Bad Company, Beatles, Bowie, Free, Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and The Who.
Vocalist Stephen Pierre, founder of the grassroots community organisation UNITY MUSIC ARTS TEAM, leads our next music act. Featuring student and graduate musicians from leading London music conservatoires, showcasing a repertoire of music from many diverse genres.
Southwark Park Bandstand Line-up
- 12.00 – 15.30: UMAT Community Showcase
- 15.45 – 16.30: Redriffe
- 16.45 – 18.00: Indika band featuring Winston Reedy
While listening to the fantastic music played throughout the day, you can visit the traditional funfair, have something to eat at the food stalls and enjoy free family activities.
Blue Bermondsey BID are delighted that as representatives of local business we are able to support this longstanding local treasure to celebrate our community and togetherness.
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