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. Iconic disco brands Studio 54 and Paradise Garage will headline alongside Crazy P full live band while Horse Meat Disco are curating their own stage with guests to include Honey Soundsystem and Mood II Swing. The food offering will be taken care of from the likes of Kricket, Chicken Shop, Made of Dough, Bill or Beak and Fatties Bakery while Brixton Brewery, Canopy Beer and Peckham’s Brick Brewery amongst others will be supplying the drinks. Early bird tickets start at an incredible value of £20 via pre-registration from thisisgala.co.uk. General release Friday 10th February.
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.
The independent food offering will bring some of the best traders South of the river has to offer with the unrivaled The Joint, Kricket and Bill or Beak bringing their foodie treats to the festivities. Chicken perfectionists Chicken Shop will be supplying some of the finest marinated rotisserie poultry, Kerbisher and Malt, Fatties Bakery, Killa Dilla, Oh My Dog and Made of Dough will all be present and supplying Gala with enough food to feed the whole of London.
To celebrate the summer ahead, 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.
Beyond the music, food and drink, ticket holders can expect plenty of other entertainment, from independent record shop Rye Wax to summer party games and some not-so-secret revelry.
GALA aims to ease Londoners into the summer with a crescendo like journey of socialising, dining, drinking with an all-out confetti filled hedonism finale. GALA is a community driven event that promotes premium local food and drink bringing together everything great about summer into one amazing celebration. Limited early birds tickets are available from just £20 from Resident Adviser with more to be announced soon.
“A proper South London knees up” – London On The Inside
“Village fete, with a big city edge” – Evening Standard
“Part independent music festival, part foodie heaven” – Time Out
Gala 2017 Line-up:
Paradise Garage DJ’s
Nicky Siano (Studio 54)
Horse Meat Disco (stage takeover)
Crazy P Soundsystem Live
Mood II Swing
Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
Late Night Tuff Guy (David Bowie tribute set)
Afriquoi (DJ set)
Krywald & Farrer
Bill or Beak
Kerbisher and Malt
Made of Dough
Oh My Dog
Early bird tickets £20