A Bank Holiday Weekend mix of music, dance, performance and an outdoor cinemaRiver Stage returns this summer to bring you the best live music, dance, performances, DJs and workshops from partners across the country.
Featuring takeover weekends from East London’s The Glory, Latitude Festival, Mayfest, Rambert dance company and a weekend of music, dance, performance and outdoor cinema from the National Theatre, there is something for everyone this summer.
Fri 26 August:
- 6:00pm-7:00pm and 9pm-10:45pm: Charisma
Charisma will be playing a mix of UK funky, UK garage, house, jersey club and grime. He is currently a resident DJ for Mode FM and has performed at venues including Roundhouse, Rich Mix, Tribal Nightclub, Proud Camden and BBC Bristol.
- 7:30pm-9:00pm: Brassroots
Brassroots are considered amongst the best of international brass bands. Join them on the South Bank for some of the funkiest and hardest hitting brass you will ever hear.
Sat 27 August:
- 12:30-1:15pm and 3:00pm-4.00pm: Dom Coyote and the Bloodmoneys
Dom Coyote mixes music and theatre in unexpected ways. Join Dom and the Bloodmoneys for an out of this world approach to music and song writing.
- 2:15-2:30pm and 5:15pm-5:30pm: Candoco Dance Company presents You and I Know, a new duet from Arlene Philips
Candoco dance company is a company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, founded in 1991. You and I Know is a new romantic duet by Arlene Philips, performed by Joel Brown and Laura Patay.
- 7:15pm-9:00pm: Sola Akingbola and Critical Mass
Sola Akingbola (Jamiroquai) and Critical Mass present a heady mix of twisted guitars, percussion and synths, underpinned by a deep Yoruba-influenced groove to bring you an explosive night of percussion funk.
- 9:00-10:45pm: DJ Jazzheadchronic Mickey Smith presents The South London Soul Train
South London Soul Train Host Jazzheadchronic Mickey Smith will be playing an eclectic good time selection of dance floor driven funk, soul, rare groove, disco n’ Motown. Stax, brass band badness n’ batu, soul-hop, break beats n’ jazz.
Sun 28 August:
- 1:30-3:00pm: Munro
Munro play sunny roots/folk rock with a splash of Americana with mutual influences from country, rock and classic R&B.
- 4:00pm-5:00pm: Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Named Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards have risen from the London acoustic circuit to become the most acclaimed new artists on the English folk scene.
- 6:30pm-7:30pm: The Craze
Don’t miss the very best in live music ahead of a special outdoor screening of the NT’s acclaimed hit production of One Man Two Guvnors.
- 8:00-10.00pm: One Man Two Guvnors Outdoor Screening
For one night only, the National Theatre’s uproarious, smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors returns for a very special encore screening on the River Stage, complete with a performance from the show’s band, The Craze, who have reunited especially for the event.
Mon 29 August:
- 2:00pm-4:00pm: Tea Dance
Join the National for an afternoon filled with joyous dancing, whether this will be your first experience or you are more expert at tripping the light fantastic, release those inhibitions and join in the fun!
- 5:30-6:30pm: Phil King
Following the release of his third studio album The Wreckage and another summer performing at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, two time Venue Magazine roots artist of the year Phil King will be performing a set with his band.
The festival is a collaborative partnership showcasing world-class programming and presenting new and diverse artists and acts with something for everyone to enjoy. The free outdoor season will take place on the River Stage, in front of the National Theatre, with events hosted every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from 29 July until 29 August.
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