Between The Bridges to launch in London
Opening on 27th May on London’s South Bank, Between The Bridges is a brand new venue with a programme of eclectic entertainment, top-tier street food and London’s largest outdoor drinking area for the summer – over 4000 sq ft! Entry will be free apart from on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm when it will be £5.
From the organisers of Winterville, Brockwell Park Festivals, original Field Day and in partnership with Peppermint Bars, the food stalls will include festival favourites Club Mexicana, the Latin-inspired El Pollote, prime-cut specialists Burger and Beyond, instagram-ready The Cheese Wheel and many more exciting options across the entire duration.
The mammoth entertainment line-up, meanwhile, kicks off with electronic titans Crazy P (DJ Set), alongside funked-up disco duo Silk. Gilles Peterson will shake the South Bank on 5th June with an eclectic mix of all genres to get revellers on their feet, while Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Jay Carder will bring the electronica to the riverside for a very special show. Also joining the line-up, Madness legends Suggs and Raf Rundell from The 2 Bears will host a DJ sets, while Glastonbury and Marrakech favourite, The Beat Hotel, will join forces with vinyl oracle Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Nabihah Iqbal for the late-June slot when Glasto would have taken place.
Cementing place-to-be status, Between The Bridges will become the location for activities this summer with date-perfect mini golf, weekly themed markets, and all sashaying drag brunches with Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner Lawrence Chaney. Weekly themed craft markets will include upcycled, retro and vintage finds, jewellery and fashion stalls, wellness and mindfulness, plant markets and sustainable finds.
Marcus Weedon, director of Between The Bridges, said: “We’re very excited to bring this brand new event series to this huge and iconic space on London’s South Bank. Celebrating the best in London culture, Between The Bridges will provide entertainment, activities, food, and drinks for everyone, and we have worked hard to guarantee this will be London’s most exciting programme across Summer 2021.
“We have taken careful steps to ensure safety is at the forefront of all of our event plans and location design. We can’t wait to open our doors this May and welcome the world to London’s most exciting location this summer.”