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Victoria Park Friends’ Richard Desmond has announced Victoria Park’s Bandstand Season for 2023.
From Portugal and The Balkans, Bow and Stepney, Vicky Park bandstand season will provide music for summer Sundays in The People’s Park.
Running on Sundays from 2 pm, from 21st May to 30th July, below is the schedule of acts performing this summer.
Week 1 – 21 May – Balkan Village Band/ Ritchaz Cabral
Week 2 – 28 May – Geoids Musical Theatre
Week 3 – 4 June – JUHA / Stamford Hill Billy Street Band
Week 4 – 11 June London Metropolitan Brass Band / AJ Murray and friends
Week 5 – 18 June – KiX Jazz Orchestra / ROSSO
Week 6 -25 June – The Pride Picnic – The Bleeding Obvious (Host) / Music In Our Underpants / Archway Big Band / Alice Nicholls
Week 7 – 2 July – East London Community Band
Week 8 – 9 July – Graham Pike Sextet / Stepney Supper Club
Week 9 – 16 July – Saudha Week 10 – 23 July – London City Brass / Harry & The Chicks Week 11 – 30 July – Joli Blon Cajun Band / The Muckers
Richard Desmond, Chair of Victoria Park Friends said: ‘Our bandstand days bring the park community together, most people hear music across the park and come to us serendipitously, but many join us regularly building the friendships that create Victoria Park’s unique community.
‘We try to put as many of the bands that apply to us on the bandstand as we can, old friends return, and new bands join us. We can offer modest expenses thanks to the kind support of Savills Victoria Park.
‘We ask the audience, to bring a blanket, their friends, food and drink, dogs are welcome, and the playgrounds are a short walk away but no barbeques please.’
The season starts with the Balkan Village Band and Ritchaz Cabral from Portugal.
On May 28th Geoids Musical Theatre return for an afternoon of Stephen Sondheim and show tunes “Sunday in the park with Geoids”.
On the 25th of June with TH LGBT Forum and ELOP, Victoria Park Friends welcomes the LGBT Pride Picnic 2023 hosted by The Bleeding Obvious and with The Archway Big Band, Music in Our Underpants and Alice Nicholls.
On 16th July, Victoria Park Friends are excited to welcome Saudha for an afternoon of music, dance and poetry. The season ends on 30th July with a rousing finale featuring Joli Blon Cajun Band and The Muckers.
For more information contact Richard Desmond, Chair VPF firstname.lastname@example.org