Bermondsey Bitesize 2021, free live music and family activities in Southwark Park

Are you missing the Bermondsey Carnival? Don’t worry; Bermondsey Bitesize 2021 has the best ‘Bitesize’ bits version of the much-loved local even with great live music, traditional funfair, family activities and good food for everyone to enjoy.


Saturday 14th of August 2021 / from 12:00 to 18:00 / Southwark Park (entrance via Jamaica Road SE16) / Free / Everyone welcome

Bermondsey Bitesize Bandstand Music

The fantastic music programme on the iconic bandstand is headlined by Indika band, led by Bermondsey’s own Phillip Poleon. The band has played with a host of legendary Reggae artists, most notably being the backing band for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry; now they have teamed up with Winston Reedy, who was crowned as Britain’s Best Reggae Singer 3 years-in-a-row when he went solo after leaving the Cimarons.

Locally based band 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; they are showcasing a repertoire of music from many diverse genres.

More than music

While listening to the fantastic music played throughout the day, visitors to the Bermondsey Bitesize 2021 can visit the traditional funfair, have something to eat at the food stalls and enjoy free family activities.


Southwark Council supports Bermondsey Bitesize with additional sponsorship from Blue Bermondsey BID and Grosvenor, the developers of the former Peek & Freans factory and college sites, who sponsor the bandstand music program.

Bermondsey Bitesize has been produced to reflect the current situation and safety concerns. Appropriate measures will be in place with full regard to public safety in consideration of the on-going regulations and concerns of Covid-19.

We are delighted that as representatives of local business we are able to support this longstanding local treasure to celebrate our community and togetherness

Blue Bermondsey BID chair, Jack Shah

We are pleased to be sponsoring the main stage and supporting local talent from our community performing at Bermondsey Bitesize

Nicola Wood, Grosvenor Community Engagement Manager

Getting there

  • Bus – C10, P12, 1, 47, 188, 199, 225,  381
  • Overground – Rotherhithe / Train – Bermondsey South – 15 minutes walk
  • Tube – Bermondsey 5 minutes walk, Canada Water 10 minutes walk
  • Bike – Bike parking is available at the event
  • Car – Limited parking

For more information on how to get to the Bermondsey carnival use transport for London’s Journey Planner

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Bermondsey Bitesize 2021

Disclaimer: WISE16 publish public notices from London Borough of Southwark with the aim to encourage participation. Please visit Southwark Council’s website for further in

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