Winterville Announces Incredible Entertainment Schedule! (PR)

MELANIE C LEADS AN UNMISSABLE PROGRAMME OF ENTERTAINMENT AT WINTERVILLE THIS YEAR

View of the ice rink at Winterville, lots of people ice skating beneath blue but cloudy skies, with the fairground Big Wheel in the background

PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVE PERIOD FROM NORMAN JAY MBE, JAZZIE B, THE CUBAN BROTHERS, SOUTH LONDON SOUL TRAIN, DJ YODA AND MUCH MORE
PLUS RESIDENCIES FROM BUGGED OUT!, MASSAOKE, INDEEDY BINGO, KARAOKE HOLE AND GUILTY PLEASURES!

Group of 4 people warming their hands on a fire pit, with the Winterville Christmas tree and big wheel in the background

Time Out says:

“more dancing, eating, laughing, drinking and skating than you can shake a snow globe at”

Opening 15th November – 23rd December 2018
Clapham Common
winterville.co.uk

Following the huge success of last year’s Winterville, London’s alternative festive experience returns to Clapham Common for it’s biggest year yet!

The gorgeous Winterville Christmas tree lit up in all it's glory in the middle of the winter festival site. Lots of people milling around enjoying the atmosphere and christmas lights.

Melanie >AKA the iconic Sporty Spice will start the party by taking to the Spiegeltent decks for a trip down memory lane with an extra special 90s Mixtape DJ set. Elsewhere over the weekend, big ballad supremos Ultimate Power are shaping up to bring the ultimate sing-a-long session to the Common, while the Two Brewers Takeover are primed and ready to get the masses grooving with London Gay Big Band who are set to stamp out those November blues.

The view looking at the stage of the Spiegeltent, with the middle floor hosting round table of people, and the magnificent circus-style roof showcasing the round tent at Winterville

Throughout the festive period, the Spiegeltent will house some of the biggest and best every Friday and Saturday night, and all for FREE. The huge programme of fun and frolics will see the likes of the godfather of club culture Norman Jay MBE, founding father of Soul II Soul Jazzie B, party starters The Cuban Brothers, selector extraordinaire DJ Yoda, and London’s favourite funk soul & disco spinners South London Soul Train, plus many more resident DJs still to be announced.

View from the stage out into the crowd in the Spiegeltent, with performers wearing sparkly outfits.

London’s top club nights will also be making their ho-ho-home at Winterville for the month, with pop heavyweights Guilty Pleasures and the UK’s longest running party Bugged Out providing dancefloor fillers every weekend. Singalong dons Massaoke will be at the reigns every Thursday, and Karaoke Hole on Saturdays, for all your crooning needs, while eyes will be down for Indeedy Musical Bingo who will pop in for a Saturday night one-off special.

Two ladies dressed as winter fairies/goddesses, wearing velvet dresses, headdresses and fur collars.

With midweek entertainment from Lucha Britannia Mexican Wrestling, Rabbit Rabbit Comedy, Chivaree Circus, a range of talks from Funzing and much much more, there’s fun for all the family too, with your toddler’s favourite ravers Big Fish Little Fish providing day-glo vibes, theatrical escapades from Bus King, educational entertainment from Okido and much much more.

Some of the biggest names in the LGBTQ+ scene will be taking over the Spiegeltent every Sunday, with Mighty Hoopla’s Christmas Jumpergeddon, Mariah & Friendz and U Okay Hun? on hand to deliver the big hits and winter warmers that make Winterville the only club destination you need this Christmastime.

Three friends stood near the front entrance to the Street Feast area which is made from shipping containers. They are holding cups of mulled wine/hot chocolate and are having a conversation.

With food provided by the one and only Street Feast, stay tuned for more information on the extra special traders who’ll be bringing their festive feasts to Clapham Common.

Tickets to the Ice Rink, Roller Disco, Backyard Cinema and selected shows are available to book in advance from the Winterville website

The signpost at Winterville winter festival, showing the direction to the different areas including Spiegeltent, Street Feast, Plonk Golf, the market and more

WEEKEND LINE UPS:

Friday 16th November – Melanie C’s 90s Mixtape
Saturday 17th November – Ultimate Power and Lambeth Live Explosion
Sunday 18th November – Two Brewers Takeover with London Gay Big Band
Friday 23rd November – Norman Jay MBE
Saturday 24th November – Indeedy Musical Bingo
Friday 30th November – The Cuban Brothers
Friday 7th December – South London Soul Train
Sunday 9th December – Mrs H & Singalong Band
Friday 14th December – DJ Yoda
Saturday 15th December – Story Labs
Saturday 21st December – Jazzie B

Check out my Winterville 2017 blog to see what I thought last year!

I can’t wait to head back this year, especially with this stellar line up!

Man and woman stood by a fire pit posing with big smiles at Winterville

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