Between The Bridges Returns for a Lively Chunk of Free Alfresco Entertainment Alongside The Thames
Between the Bridges, London's thrilling riverside hotspot, will reopen on April 27th, 2023 and will be free to enter for all, all week long with separate ticketed events inside the unique riverside venue. This dynamic space, located along the scenic River Thames and boasting views of the London Eye and historic skyline, offers an eclectic mix of ticketed and free events with entertainment, such as live music, drag brunches, and craft fairs.
Mouthwatering offerings from street food traders, include Made of Dough's artisanal pizzas, BBQ Dept's smoky delights, and Chickn Sours' irresistible fried chicken, just to name a few. Add in a diverse selection of craft beers, and cocktails, Between the Bridges stands out as a top outdoor destination in London for memorable moments and good times as a hub of culture and creativity.
Between The Bridges has an impressive musical lineup this season. On April 28th, listen to the distinct sounds of Old Dirty Brasstards, who blend brass instruments with contemporary tunes. Norman Jay MBE, a renowned British DJ known for his eclectic mix of grooves, funk, soul, and house, will perform on May 26th. On May 19th, The Cuban Brothers will perform their infectious energy and enthralling blend of music, comedy, and dance.
The multi-award-winning hip-hop DJ and producer, DJ Yoda, will be performing an innovative 50 years of hip hop special on June 2nd plus plenty more. In addition to delectable food, refreshing drinks, and spirited music, an array of unforgettable drag brunches await the attendees, featuring some of the industry's most renowned drag queens. The lineup commences on with the talented Lawrence Chaney, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2, on April 29th.
May 13th will kick off with a Eurovision Special, starring Just May and other extraordinary talents, celebrating Europe's favorite song contest right by Waterloo! The excitement carries on as Trinity K Bonet and Jan from RuPaul's Drag Race US royalty team up for a special joint event. Both with their unique talents will ensure a show that will leave audiences in awe. Tayce, another fan favorite from the hit show, will captivate the audience on May 27th.
On June 10th, Baga Chipz, a UK Season 1 favorite and queen of brunch and battered sausage, is set to entertain. The biggest and best Britpop night in the country will swing by for a one-off Britpop Brunch on the 6th May, run by Star Shaped, it brings the best of Britain's iconic '90s music scene to life for an energetic dining experience.
Further highlights include The Vivienne, the first-ever winner of UK Drag Race and Dancing On Ice star, gracing the stage on June 24th. A special Pride event on July 1st features Season 4 winner Danny Beard. Cheddar Gorgeous is scheduled to perform on July 8th, followed by Bailey J Mills on July 22nd, Awhorah on August 5th, and Jimbo Drag Queen, a star of US Drag Race, on August 19th. Lastly, on August 26th, attendees can indulge in a Beyoncé Bank Holiday Special with The Beyoncé Experience, the UK's number 1 Drag Beyoncé impersonator.
This incredible lineup, focusing on some of the most prestigious drag queens guarantees a diverse and fun filled brunch experience for all who attend. Beyond the above, Black Cat Cabaret's electrifying residency returns, as they ignite the stage with their explosive arthouse cabaret and breathtaking performances on May 11th, 18th, 25th, and June 1st, 8th.
London's original cabaret trailblazers are back on the Southbank, dazzling audiences with their weekly extravaganza of sultry go-go dancers, gravity-defying acrobats, witty comics, mesmerizing divas, and an irresistible dose of trashy disco glamour.
SoLo Craft Fair returns to Between the Bridges, offering a creative extravaganza on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors can explore over 60 talented London makers and designers, featuring fashion, art, jewellery, and plants.
Dive into this vibrant world of local artisans, celebrating their craftsmanship at these bustling monthly markets. Located along the River Thames, Between The Bridges quickly became the most vibrant and vital destination last year, offering a diverse range of activities against the backdrop of the iconic city skyline.
The 2023 season promises to continue this legacy with an exciting lineup of events and an appetising mix of food traders.
Address: In between the Southbank Centre and the London Eye
The Queen's Walk, London SE1 Dates: Launching Thursday April 27th