Brand New London Venue, Between the Bridges, Launching This May
Opening from May 27th on London’s South Bank, Between The Bridges is a brand new venue, with a unique programme of eclectic non-stop entertainment, top-tier street food and London’s largest outdoor drinking area for the summer - over 4000 sq ft! Entry into Between The Bridges is free apart from on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm when entry is £5. Advance table booking is recommended and this can be booked along with the activities at www.betweenthebridges.co.uk
From the organisers of Winterville, Brockwell Park Festivals, original Field Day and in partnership with Peppermint Bars, Between the Bridges’ mammoth entertainment line-up kicks off with electronic titans Crazy P (DJ Set), alongside funked-up disco duo Silk. Gilles Peterson will shake the South Bank on June 5th with an eclectic mix of all genres to get revellers on their feet, whilst Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Jay Carder will bring the electronica to the riverside for a very special show.
Also joining the line-up, Madness legends Suggs and Raf Rundell from The 2 Bears will host a DJ sets, whilst Glastonbury and Marrakech favourite, The Beat Hotel, will join forces with vinyl oracle Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Nabihah Iqbal for the late-June slot when Glasto would have taken place. Festival staple Norman Jay MBE will join the billing in July, sharing the month of music with genre-bender Luke Una, Run-Dem founder Charlie Dark and an incredible set from east London’s favourite, Savage Disco.
Other acts joining the programme include Afternoon Delight, Guilty Pleasures, Noble & Heath, Old Dirty Brasstards, We Are The Sunset and many more - Summer 2021 by London’s riverside is destined for good times.
Cementing place-to-be status, Between The Bridges will become the location for activities this summer with date-perfect mini golf, weekly themed markets, all sashaying Drag Brunches with Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner Lawrence Chaney and fan favourites including Baga Chipz, Tayce and Ginny Lemon. Racers can expect games, lip sync battles, live performances, death drops and much more.
Exclusively taking place aside the Thames, famous Colombian game, Tejo, will head to the UK for the first time ever! What is Tejo you ask? Second only to soccer in its home country as far as games go - Tejo is a big game with a small bang, participants can expect chills, thrills, and gunpowder skills!
Lining the magical riverside location, food stalls will include festival favourites, Club Mexicana, the Latin-inspired El Pollote, prime-cut specialists Burger and Beyond, instagram-ready The Cheese Wheel, barbecued jackfruit from Club Mexicana and many more exciting options across the entire duration.
Weekly themed craft markets will include upcycled, retro and vintage finds, jewellery and fashion stalls, wellness and mindfulness, plant markets and LGBTQ+ Pride market and sustainable finds.
Marcus Weedon, Between The Bridges Director says, “We’re very excited to bring this brand new event series to this huge and iconic space on London’s South Bank. Celebrating the best in London culture, Between The Bridges will provide entertainment, activities, food, and drinks for everyone and we have worked hard to guarantee this will be London’s most exciting programme across Summer 2021. We have taken careful steps to ensure safety is at the forefront of all of our event plans and location design and we can’t wait to open our doors this May and welcome the world to London’s most exciting location this summer.”
Between The Bridges will be brought to London from the team behind Winterville, Cross The Tracks, Mighty Hoopla, Wide Awake, South Facing, the original founders of Field Day, Bugged Out! and in partnership with festival, bar and event solutions specialists, Peppermint Bars.
Entry into Between The Bridges is free apart from on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm when entry is £5. Advance table booking is recommended and this can be booked along with the activities at www.betweenthebridges.co.uk