Free Bermondsey Carnival 2018 at Southwark Park

Bermondsey Carnival 2018

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Bermondsey Carnival 2018 | Southwark Park | Saturday 30th June 2018 | 12pm to 8pm | FREE

Taking place in the beautiful Southwark Park, Bermondsey Carnival 2018 will bring an exciting programme of music, dance and events to Southwark Park this summer.

Organised in partnership with Bermondsey Beat and The Friends of Southwark Park with great live music, traditional funfair, delicious world foods, fun activities from community partners, a family zone and children’s dance tent – there will be plenty of activities and performances to entertain the whole family.

Bermondsey Carnival 2018

Bermondsey Carnival 2018 welcomes a fantastic line up of artists. 

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.

Alongside Bermondsey Beat’s fantastic array of live acts on the Bandstand, there is so much more to do for all the family.

The Bermondsey Carnival will have the Rumble in the Jumble, its very own mass jumble sale where you might be lucky enough to find a hidden treasure and Reuben Bonds Victorian 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.

Plus this year we have the Plaza Latina stage celebrating the Latin American community with music dance and food from South America.

The Create and Play Zone

An assortment of talented artists, performers and designers providing a multitude of engaging things to do

  • Nest Box and Mask Making Workshops with Café Gallery
  • Crafty Beasts Making Workshops with Time & Talents
  • Totally Wild Foraging Adventure walks running throughout the day (12.30pm – 1.30pm – 2.30pm – 3.30pm)
  • Jumping Bean Stories and Rhyme Tent (12.15pm – 1.15pm – 2.30pm – 3.30pm – 4.30pm)
  • Make Theatre with London Bubble Theatre. Turn yourself into a story gatherer, a story teller, a character creator or a history maker In the beautiful Bubble Yurt throughout the day from: 12pm to 4pm.

SE16 DANCE Tent hosted by the Movement Factory.

Come and take part in an exclusive range of free dance workshops running throughout the day. No previous dance experience necessary

SE16 Dance Tent Workshops Times
    • 12.00 to 12.30: Musical Mayhem- Musical Theatre
    • 12.30 to 13.15: The Movement Factory- Street Dance
    • 13.15 to 13.40: Kinetika Bloco

Performances Times

  • 13.40 to 14.00- Kinetika Bloco
  • 14.00 to 14.25 – Musical Mayhem
  • 14.25 to 14.30 – Ellz & Sharz
  • 14.30 to 14.40 – Hazel
  • 14.40 to 14.50 – The Mia Dancers
  • 14.50 to 14.55 – Jerdy
  • 14.55 to 15.00 -Ellie
  • 15.00 to 15.05 – Gawz
  • 15.05 to 15.10 – Double Twist Dance Co.
  • 15.10 to 15.30 – Southwark Gymnastics
  • 15.30 to 15.40 – DHK Shortman
  • 16.00 to 16.45 – DHK Shortman / Dance Hall
  • 16.45 to 17.30 – The Movement Factory

Bandstand programme

Spend a relaxing afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of Southwark Park and enjoy a day of great live entertainment at Bermondsey Carnival with the following line up

  • 12.25pm Dirty Cassettes
  • 1.10pm Yazstar
  • 1.50pm Decks & Quartz
  • 2.25pm Kindred Soul
  • 3pm The Mayor’s speech
  • 3.15pm Singology
  • 3.50pm Mancie Baker
  • 4.20pm Paradise on Purple
  • 5pm Tiny Tina
  • 6pm Abba Gold Girls
  • 6.50pm Salute to Sinatra

Dirty Cassettes

  • 12:25 | Southwark Park Bandstand
Bermondsey Carnival 2018 Dirty Cassettes


  • 13:10 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Bermondsey Carnival 2018 YazstarA Rapper From South East London and one of the artists in Militant Movementz. From The age of 15, Yazstar started rapping in front of the mirror and then started writing ‘4 Bar Verses’ and practising them.He is also the founder of Urbenflex Entertainment

  Yazstar’s website

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Decks And QuartzDecks & Quartz

  • 13:50 | 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

Kindred Soul

Bermondsey Carnival 2017 Kindred Soul

  • 14:25 | 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

The Mayor

  • 15:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

The Mayor will deliver a speech


  • 15:15 | Southwark Park Bandstand
Bermondsey Carnival 2018 Singology

Provide the opportunity for people to sing and were finalists at Gospel Choir of the Year 2017. They perform anywhere; from the Royal Albert Hall to the V Festival with Stormzy, singing styles from all genres


Mancie Baker

  • 15:50 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Mancie Baker is a singer songwriter from London. Still only 17 she has been writing and performing for four years to audiences ranging from thirty local pub patrons to over thirty thousand at last years Car Fest. The reaction is always the same to her astonishing repertoire of wonderfully crafted songs, occasionally comprising the odd smart cover.

Her music, both on record and live has been prominently featured on Dermot O’Leary and Chris Evans’ Radio Two shows.

She recorded one of her earliest songs, 6am, with The Strypes Josh McClorey and recently supported UK rock legends Squeeze in concert.  @mancie_baker  Mancie-Baker-1682554072012489

  • 16:20 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Paradise on Purple

  • 18:20 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Bermondsey Carnival 2018 Paradise

This local band have been performing and recording for 20 years and have put together a set of their best tunes to mark their anniversary, at the Carnival where they did their first gig back in 1998.

Tiny Tina

  • 17:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Bermondsey Carnival 2018 Tiny TinaTiny Tina is a Rock, Blues and Soul singer who along with her high energy band specialises in recreating classics from Tina Turner and many of the great Jazz, Soul, Rock & Blues artists of the 20th century  tiny.t.turner

Abba Gold Girls

  • 18:00 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Bermondsey Carnival 2018 Abba Girls

Bonita Delaney and Suzanne Ayliffe are the girls from Abba Gold, the renowned Abba Tribute band who have enjoyed performing to enormous crowds worldwide since the mid-nineties, headlining theatres, concert arenas and festivals throughout. As a duo they regularly tour the Europe and UK festival circuit, delighting audiences, recreating the Abba magic with their energetic shows.

Salute to Sinatra

  • 18:50 | Southwark Park Bandstand

Louis Hoover is the original star of the West End and Broadway smash hit show, the Rat Pack live from Las Vegas, that has sold over 16 million tickets worldwide. Louis’s solo show, Salute to Sinatra tours all over the world including sell out shows at the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall.

Providing the perfect accompaniment for Louis Hoover’s quality as a world class performer are the virtuoso musicians of the Hollywood Orchestra, who over the years have performed with such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro and Sir Cliff Richard to name but few of the very best who have shared the stage


Admission policy

Please note that to keep the carnival as family friendly and safe as possible we enforce a strict admissions policy.

  • No dogs
  • No glass bottles
  • No knives or weapons of any kind
  • No alcohol
  • No illegal substances
  • Cyclists to dismount
  • All persons on site may be searched through a targeted search policy
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission.[/info]

Getting there

Bermondsey Carnival takes place in Southwark Park around the bandstand, in the north area of the park. It is a combination of large expanses of grass with tarmac paths. There are sheltered areas (marquees) and non-sheltered areas. Weather and ground conditions may be variable.

There is very little parking around the park and we suggest that visitors make use of the brilliant public transport around the park.

Cycle parking is now in the events site near the bandstand.

Disabled badge parking and a drop-off/pick-up point for disabled people is available on site via the entrance on Southwark Park Road.

Accessible toilets will be available on site, all of which will be signposted.

Distances from main transport hubs are as follows:

Underground Bermondsey 0.3 miles Canada Water 0.5 miles

Overground Canada Water 0.5 miles | Surrey Quays 0.6 miles

Bus Bus stops nearby: 1, 47, 188, 255, 381, C10, P12. The Canada Water bus terminal in only 0.5 miles

Train South Bermondsey station 1.7 miles

Bike Bike parking is available at the event

There will be signposted information and first aid points located 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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