Rock / Alternative Pop / Punk / Newer Wave
Saturday 14th July (12pm-8pm, free entry / all ages)
People’s Day Free Festival, London
THE ROAD TO ROCKLANDS @ Volcano Tent & Bar, (Blue Area),
Mountsfield Park, Catford, London SE6 http://www.myspace.com/southeastx
THE RANK DELUXE + BLAH BLAH BLAH + THE VEEZ + WILLIAM + ALICE RENOUF + THE IRS + HONEYCUBE + BRICKFACE + NEBRASKA + +DJs/Comperes EARWAX RADIO / KOOBA RADIO / PANDA POWER
+ loads of things to eat, see and do outdoors at South East London's biggest annual event.
Rocklands (i.e. opposite Docklands, where Lover’s Rock meets Rocker’s Love), London South East X - "The outpouring of creativity around the brightly coloured scene has resulted in some great songs, some hilarity and some strange clothing.” (The Guardian Guide)
The Rank Deluxe - "The true voice of modern Britain" (Disorder). Rock steady revolutionaries. "The rowdiest, angriest punk rock explosion in the capital" (NME) http://www.myspace.com/therankdeluxe
Blah Blah Blah - jazz pop newer wave stars winning the heart of the entire country but with a special place in the hearts of the borough of Lewishambles.
The Veez - "The next great British all girl band" (The Fly), following THREE Glastonbury shows, South East London's sassy rock goddesses in waiting on home turf before two more major festival appearances this year. http://www.myspace.com/theveez
William - dynamic experimental art rock power trio. "Should fill indie-disco floors very soon" (Drowned in Sound) - increasing interest at home and abroad, well deserved at that. http://www.myspace.com/williamtheband
Alice Renouf - acclaimed alt-pop songstress. 'haunting, scythe-like vocals..." (The Pulse) http://www.myspace.com/alicerenouf
The IRS - highly recommended hip hop collective, mix bass heavy beats, original subject matter and charisma - album in September!
Honeycube - psychaedelic fox fest faves set to raise the (tent) roof! http://www.myspace.com/honeycubeband
Brickface - raucous art punk to eat your children to. Perfect for this family day out... http://www.myspace.com/brickfacemusic
Nebraska play a mid day set so come early. Epic popscapes. “Surely destined for greatness” (Artrocker Magazine)
With DJs and hosts Earwax (from mid day) http://www.wax-music.com and Kooba (from mid way) http://www.koobaradio.co.uk South East X Radio shows where you hear the best new music first. And their friends, like Jean Genie of Panda Power Parties.
Rocklands Stage at People's Day courtesy of the support for local talent from Festival Organisers & Creative Lewisham.
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Lewisham People's Day - "South-East London's Largest & Longest Running Community Festival" is 23 years old on Saturday 14th July. It's earned a reputation for engaging us all in a diverse range of high quality arts and activities to an audience of 18,000 (rainiest) to over 37,000 (sunniest!). A bit like a surreal groovy garden fete of the multi-dimensional and alternative art kind as befits, what has become this decade, London's most creative and playful borough. The People’s Day audience reflect the borough's diversity. It aims to to ensure that the local community receives the maximum benefit from it's successful, multi-cultural, multi-generational, positive and peaceful profile. For the second year running, Creative Lewisham / Rocklands present a fraction of the amazing live music, associated with London's most playful quarter, making a mark on both the local circuit and the international music scene.