Line-up announced for Walthamstow Garden Party 2015

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

We are delighted to announce the first line-up details for Walthamstow Garden Party 2015.

This year’s festival, taking place in Walthamstow’s Lloyd Park on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July, will feature the best of local talent alongside international musicians across two music stages, the World’s End Big Top and the News From Nowhere Stage. Performers will include afrobeat pioneers Femi Kuti & The Positive Force; rising UK hip-hop star and Mercury Music Prize nominee Ghostpoet; critically acclaimed post-punk artist LoneLady; 12-piece Columbian salsa band LA-33; and legendary Jamaican ska band Skatalites.

The theatre and dance programme will include performances and workshops by award-winning hip-hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment; acts from Leyton-based Gravity Circus Centre; a workshop fusing Kathak and Bollywood dance styles by Khyal Arts; and Fevered Sleep’s Little Universe, a playful performance for under 7s and their families.

The Real Food Festival will provide food from around the globe while E17 Designers Market will showcase local artisanal designs. Artillery Island (in the garden’s moat) will host a programme of poetry, readings, storytelling and comedy alongside the opportunity to taste and buy local produce at the Appetite Festival. The Useful & Beautiful Craft Marquee will present a designer/maker focused programme inspired by the life and work of William Morris inviting children and adults to follow a trail around the park and try their hand printmaking, woodwork, jewellery-making, ceramics and more.

The weekend will also feature a pop-up cinema in the Winns Gallery; a traditional sports day, walks and talks, and Mini Garden Party by Lloyd Park Children’s Centre and the E17 Community Marquee will offer locals the chance to meet and inspire each other, celebrating the activity of the Walthamstow community.

The full weekend programme can be found on the Garden Party’s new dedicated website.

Walthamstow Garden Party is delivered by the Barbican in partnership with Create and Waltham Forest Council.