Published: Tuesday, 3rd August 2021
Headline acts with a truly global flavour have just been announced for Royal Greenwich Together 21!
Legendary poet, writer and campaigner Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds will bring a deep selection of dub-reggae juggernauts and powerful lyrics to the main stage, before the Ultimate Dua Lipa pops in to raise the roof with some chart toppers. If you like your tunes with a twist, look out for the London Garage Orchestra, as they restyle classics of the genre on classical instruments, and don’t miss the big sounds of the Fat Brass Singalong. Finally, Afroquoi will bring the evening to a peak with their fusion of Congolese guitar and Gambian kora virtuosity and UK electronic sensibilities.
But it’s not all about the main stage, the dance tent brings some huge names to the park. Nancy Noise and Femi Fem will be showcasing their world class DJ sets alongside renowned Bhangra dancers Eternal Taal, super signers Deaf Rave and the top tropical sounds of Movimientos Takeover.
It doesn’t end there...there’ll also be performances from the soon-to-be residents of Woolwich Works, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, a community stage spotlighting local talent and a kids’ stage for the more youthful musical tastes.
And that’s just the music. Elsewhere you’ll find:
- Sports and healthy living zone
- Kids theatre shows
- DJ lessons
- Soft play
- Music and dance workshops
- Community information stalls
- Mindfulness area
- Skateboarding lessons
- Craft markets and workshops
- Funfair rides
- Global street food and bars
- Tranquillity zone
Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities, said: “Royal Greenwich has an amazing mix of cultures, communities and people, and we’ve all got so much to learn from and share with each other.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing so many of our residents together again, and our talented community organisations, artists and traders back in action. We’ve got a brilliant day of entertainment, for everyone to enjoy – and a chance to sign up and support our Equality and Diversity Charter too.”
Save the date!
- Saturday 21 August
- Charlton Park, SE7 8QU
- 12noon to 8pm
- FREE entry