Ignore the unpredictable weather, Clappers – summer is coming and Clapham Common has some amazing events lined up to keep us entertained over the coming months. We’ve rounded up the best festivals taking place on your doorstep…
Love dance music but your friends are more into indie? Sub Audio festival may have the perfect solution… The guys from Gigalum bar are hosting Clapham’s first ever silent disco on 24th & 25th May. DJs will be playing music ranging from indie to techno, but you select whatever takes your fancy on your own wireless headphones. With 3 channels to choose from there’ll be no arguments with your mates about whether to head to the acoustic tent or stay raving at the dance stage.
Alongside the music there’ll be 8 marquees with fun stuff going on including a powder paint fight, glitter wrestling and a shisha lounge, as well as a range of food stalls. The fun takes place on the common next to Clapham South tube and tickets are available here
Food glorious food!
The Foodies Festival returns to Clapham on 6th-8th June. You’ll find plenty of food and drink to sample, with street food stalls serving up dishes from around the world, live music, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and a farmers market to buy your own ingredients. For tickets and to find out more, visit the Foodies Festival website
Formerly known as Hard Rock Calling, the live music event moves to its new location on Clapham Common this year. Soul legend Stevie Wonder will be headlining on Saturday 28th June with vintage rock stars Aerosmith topping the bill on Sunday 29th June. And if that’s not enough, there’ll be more rock from Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, laid back guitar tunes from Jack Johnson and hits from quirky pop princess Paloma Faith. Find out more here
South West Four
The annual dance festival kicks off over the August bank holiday weekend. Top dance music DJs from deadmau5 and Above & Beyond to Sasha and Pete Tong will descend on Clapham Common bringing you house, electro, techno and trance beats. Join the SW4 party on 23rd and 24th August.
LoveClapham’s July Spotify Playlist is available now ; probably the only playlist that starts with Michael Jackson and ends with Marilyn Manson, but don’t let that put you off. 20 songs that include the hottest new tracks from the hottest artists right now like La Roux, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Cascada and Florence + The Machine. This is the sound of Clapham* and it’s all for free! If you didn’t catch it, you can still listen to Love Clapham’s June Spotify Playlist too. (* Yes, that is Battersea in the picture… )
The soundtrack to summer in Clapham is here. Check out LoveClapham’s Dead Without June’s Playlist for Spotify users packed with 20 of the biggest and best songs around at the moment – quite literally the most amazing set of songs you will find right now. If you don’t use Spotify, you can buy tracks from our Amazon shop. Other hot tracks yet to appear on Spotify to watch out for are Lovegame (Chew Fu Remix) by Lady Gaga ft Marilyn Manson and Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer by Freemasons ft Sophie Ellis-Bextor. More next month when we hope to own the above iPod boombox (thus the crap Photoshop job).