Bermondsey Carnival 2017

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1st July 2017 @ 12:00 – 20:00 Europe/London Timezone
Southwark Park
Southwark Park
Gomm Rd, London SE16 2EH

Bermondsey Carnival 2017Bermondsey Carnival 2017

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 | Southwark Park | Saturday 1 July 2017 | 12pm to 8pm | FREE

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 welcomes a fantastic line up of artists. This year Bermondsey Carnival presents the major innovators of the UK Reggae and Ska scene in a special one-off showcase

As one of Southwark’s most popular annual events and now one of London’s best free summer events, Bermondsey Carnival will be returning to Southwark Park bandstand with a whole host of festival fun for everyone. The carnival is a great big family day out and once again Bermondsey Beat have created a great music programme for the occasion.

The Bermondsey Carnival also have Rumble in the Jumble, its very own mass jumble sale where you might be lucky enough to find a hidden treasure and Reuben Bonds Fun Fair with all sorts of rides and games to keep you busy throughout the day.

There will be plenty of street food and drinks outlets to choose from and many community organisations and local businesses will have a stall in the park.


Bandstand programme

The showcase begins at 6.00pm in order of appearance: The Marvels, Dennis Bovell, Neville Staple and Janet Kay, all Held Down by the Countries Finest Reggae Backing Band, This will be preceded by full supporting programme featuring Redcliffe, Decks and Quartz, Sambossa 4 (thanks to London) and Mancie Baker

And all day – DJ George

  • 12:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Frog MorrisFrog Morris & Friends

  • 12:15 | Southwark Park Bandstand

FROG MORRIS is an artist, performer, poet and much more, who will be your compeer for the day’s entertainment on the bandstand   @frogmorris   frogmorrispresents

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Kindred SoulKindred Soul

  • 13:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

KINDRED SOUL are distinguished dance producers and songwriters from Bermondsey. Comprising Dave Deller, Nick Gatt and Jimmy Dineen they craft uplifting and soulful original mixes inspired by their UK House & Garage roots.

  @kindredsoulukg   kindredsoulukg



Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Sambossa 4Sambossa 4

  • 14:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

SAMBOSSA 4 are led by renowned guitarist Paul Rumbol – who for more than two decades has performed at the top of the Brazilian/Latin and World Music scene – presents the sounds and rhythms of Brazil with styles ranging from Bossa Nova, Afro Funk to sultry Samba.

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The Mayor

  • 15:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Kelly Bourne NewKelly Bourne

  • 15:20 | Southwark Park Bandstand

KELLY BOURNE is a gifted singer/songwriter whose distinctive and powerful voice holds a fragility that has captivated audiences who have witnessed her extensive live performances, earning her the recognition that her talents richly deserve and generating interest from major record labels on both sides of the Atlantic.


  Kelly Bourne In facebook

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Decks And QuartzDecks & Quartz

  • 16:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

DECKS & QUARTZ are still in year 9 at school but have cut their teeth performing around the South London whenever and wherever they get the opportunity playing cover songs as diverse as the Beatles, Bowie and Ed Sheeran.   @decks_quartz   Decks and Quartz in Facebook


  • 16:50 | Southwark Park Bandstand

REDRIFFE as their name suggests are a local band who specialise in their own faithful renditions of classic rock tunes with a vast range of legendary songs from the 60’s to the present in their repertoire, performed with a blend of energy and solid musicianship, Redriffe ROCK   redriffeband


Bermondsey Carnival 2017 The MarvelsThe Marvels

  • 18:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

The Marvels started life in the 60’s with their own brand of doo-wop Reggae and were one of the original Trojan artists who helped Reggae crossover from Jamaican dance halls to UK chart success. Steeped in the traditions of early Jamaican Reggae the Marvels are still traveling, singing and delighting audiences with their subtle harmonies.

The King Of UK Reggae Mr Dennis Bovell

  • 18:20 | Southwark Park Bandstand

As a songwriter, musician, producer and engineer Dennis Bovell has earned himself the reputation of being Britain’s top Reggae maestro. Dennis began his career breaking new ground and giving the UK its own style of reggae, with his first band Matumbi and followed by becoming the architect of Lovers Rock – a movement that put British reggae on the world map.

In recent years his influence has been immense and has worked his magic in the studio for artists as diverse as Joss Stone, Boy George, Arcade Fire, Sade and so many others and still manages to record, produce and play live all over the world.

With Very Special Guests from the origins of Jamaican Reggae   dubmaestro

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Neville Staple

The King Of Two Tone, Neville Staple

  • 18:45 | Southwark Park Bandstand

As one of the original members of the Specials, Neville was one of the pioneers of the ‘Two Tone’ movement. Too Much Too Young and Ghost town have become standards and defined a new Ska generation.

Five more hit singles followed before the band split to morph into Fun Boy Three to enjoy another string of big hits. Neville went on to form his own band and released the critically acclaimed album The Rude Boy Returns and is still in constant demand on the global Ska scene, touring the world later in 2017 to promote the new album, Return Of Judge Roughneck.   @NevilleStaple   NevilleStapleBand

Janet Kay

  • 19:20 | Southwark Park Bandstand

After three No1’s in the UK Reggae charts, Janet shot to national fame in 1979 when her breakthrough single ‘Silly Games’ hit No 1 making Janet the first British born female reggae artist to top the British charts. Her debut album followed and became a best seller and she was hailed as the Queen of the emerging Lovers Rock genre. Through the years Janet has maintained a successful career touring as well as recording many well received albums, with her sweet, uplifting vocals winning her many new fans.   @JanetKayMusic   janetkaymusic




Getting there

Bus – C10, P12, 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381.

Train – Bermondsey South – 15 minutes walk

Tube – Bermondsey 5 minutes walk, Canada Water 10 minutes walk

Bike – Bike parking is available at the event

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

Disabled Access

This outdoor festival takes place in a public park made up of tarmac roads, gravelled and grass areas.

Accessible toilets are available on site.

Blue badge parking is available in they park via the Southwark Park Road entrance.

For more information you can contact or call 020 7525 5000   @lb_southwark   southwarkcouncil


Disclaimer: The information in this website is subject to changes and cancellation. We always recommend to check with the organiser.


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