Gala Festival returns to Peckham Rye Park for its fifth birthday.
With an underlying emphasis on London’s homegrown talent, Gala Festival returns to Peckham Rye Park for its fifth birthday on the bank holiday weekend of 23rd and 24th May.
It has rapidly become a focal point in London’s burgeoning day festival calendar, melding genres, local labels, international artists and refreshingly stellar organisation to deliver a delightful precursor to the summer.
In conjunction with labels such as Worldwide FM, Peckham’s own Rhythm Section and Running Back, the Gala team have dropped arguably their strongest line-up yet.
Across the Saturday expect to be gyrated by the tribal rhythms of Awesome Tapes from Africa and an enticing live performance by Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi. There is also a treat in the form of universally-loved beatmaster Job Jobse and German genre-straddler Roman Flügel among others.
Sunday will see Rhythm Section head honcho Bradley Zero take to the decks, while the girl with beats in her blood, Jayda G will surely serve up a large helping of musically-induced ecstasy. Don’t forget to catch Detroit native Marcellus Pittmann either, his fusion of house, electro, techno and a little sprinkling of jazz always sends crowds into raptures.
Add to the mix a plethora of local grub stations and Gala is a weekend well and truly made for indulging.
More info and tickets here.