About Time: You Went to GALA FestivalBy Alicia Grimshaw
Hey there, party people. If you haven’t made any bank holiday plans, or you fancy doing something other than downing cheap booze in a Wetherspoons beer garden, we’ve got just the event. If the weather forecast is right, this weekend is set to be a scorcher (a casual 28 degrees). And it would just be criminal to spend it inside watching Netflix. What we’re trying to say is, get down to GALA Festival in Brockwell park on Sunday (28th May) for party vibes, live music, street food galore and those promised London rays. Here’s what you need to know:
GALA Festival: The Run-Down
A day festival like no other, combining the best of South London’s independent food, drink and music offering for one standout event that will kick start the summer. Set in London’s scenic Brockwell Park with views over the city, GALA will host homegrown food traders and boutique bars alongside a stellar line up of internationally renowned DJ’s and live acts.
GALA Festival: Music
Good food, good vibes and good people will be at the forefront of a day harnessing ‘The Holy Trinity of Disco’ with Studio 54’s mighty Nicky Siano, the legendary Paradise Garage DJ’s and South London party-starters Horse Meat Disco to turn the local celebration into a confetti filled disco, funk and soul extravaganza.
Hitmakers Crazy P will bring their iconic live disco setup with full band alongside analog synthesist and minimal disco extraordinaire Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda with US based Mood II Swing supplying deeper house sounds. Late Night Tuff Guy will be playing a fitting tribute set dedicated to David Bowie for all of South London to savour, with Moxie and Bas Ibellini also bringing the heat with many more to be confirmed.
GALA Festival: Food
Some more hot news: GALA will partnering with London’s own Honest Burgers, a world first for Honest Burgers with its own festival pop-up experience, supplying GALA with it’s best-selling Honest Burger and vegetarian fritters. Serving out of an old Ministry of Defence Land Rover from the mid-90’s, the vintage truck will be a highlight for the festival and those looking for that succulent burger experience.
Other traders will be on hand to help with the post-alcohol slump including pulled pork kingpins The Joint, alongside Kricket who specialise in combining British ingredients with the authentic, aromas and spices of India. KERB favourites and fried chicken masters Bill Or Beak are set to line those stomachs before the confetti filled party commences with Chicken Shop supplying the finest marinated rotisserie poultry known to man.
Pizza purists Made Of Dough will take their famous travelling wood fired oven to GALA, bringing their signature dough, which ferments over 60 hours and serving their delicious handmade pizzas. Along with the above Killa Dilla, Kerbisher & Malt, Fatties Bakery, Oh My Dog and Spicebox also reinforcing the food offering.
GALA Festival: Drink
Of course, let’s not forget the drink lineup. GALA has pulled together some of the best independent drinks brands in South London. The bars will be curated and delivered by Glastonbury’s The Beat Hotel operators Soulshakers, each hosting born and bred Brixton Brewery who will supply their bold craft beers, Brockwell Park locals Canopy Beer set to bring their simple and crisp small batch craft selection alongside up and coming micro brewery Brick Brewery.
If that hasn’t swayed you to spend your Sunday in a park with epic live music, and tons of fun stuff we don’t know what will. Grab your tickets here.