Ealing Summer is one of the great annual events in this borough. If you’ve not been here yet this year you’ve already missed the comedy and opera nights. In September you can catch the Literary Festival.
But starting tomorrow are the popular music events in Walpole Park. If you’ve got nothing good on this weekend, take the Central Line out west, sit in the park (or stay in the tents if it’s raining), and have a listen.
Tomorrow, Saturday 19-July, from 2pm to 10:30pm, is the Blues Festival. There are two stages to choose from, with acts like The Dani Wilde Band, Funkdory, Amrit Sond and clapalong favourites The Guv’nors. Check the link for a full list. And you can stay all day for just £1 (kids under 12 get in free).
On Sunday 20-July it’s the Global Festival. Once again there are two stages of music from 2pm until 10:30pm, with Radio Revolución, Zywiec (what, the Polish beer?), BOSforUS, Discipulos De Otilia, and plenty more. Once again: you can get in for just £1.
Then from Wednesday 23-July to Sunday 27-July you get the Jazz Festival. Every weekday evening (and all afternoon too on the weekends) you get two stages of live music. Check the link because they start at different times each night. As before, each night is only £1.
There’s a lot of tunes there for very little cash. The park is a nice setting, and not too big. As for all these things there’s always lots of beer and food on sale inside.
And put 10-August in your calendar, because that’s the London Mela: a massive and excellent celebration of south Asian music, food, and culture.
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