The beat goes on in Bermondsey this summer

12 June 2017

Some of the biggest names in the UK Reggae and Ska scene will be taking to the stage in Southwark Park this summer for this year’s FREE Bermondsey Carnival.

The annual Bermondsey Carnival, brought you by Southwark Council in partnership with Bermondsey Beat, will take place on Saturday 1 July 2017 at Southwark Park from 12pm to 8pm.

This year’s carnival features a fabulous collective of the great innovators of UK Reggae and Ska, who for more than half a century have been leaving their mark with their own work and collaborations with many of the biggest and most diverse names in the game.

Among the special guests are The Queen of Lovers Rock Janet Kay, The King of UK Ska and member of the Specials Neville Staple, UK Reggae legend and hit producer Dennis Bovell, very special guests from the origins of Reggae the Marvels and our headliners - and one of the UKs finest bands – Indika, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s longstanding touring band.

Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for business, culture and social regeneration, said: “The carnival is an amazing day out for the whole family, and once again Bermondsey Beat has a great music programme lined up for us."

Other highlights will include the annual Rumble if the Jumble, a mass jumble sale where you might be lucky enough to find a hidden treasure, and the Reuben Bonds funfair.

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