Sat 30 Aug 2014
Lester Clayton is a Palmers Green based songwriter who has supported Ed Sheeran, Just Jack, Lemar and Pete Doherty amongst others, and runs various music nights across London which supports the development of local original music at the grass roots level. Stay up to date with Lester on www.LesterClayton.co.uk and on Twitter @LesterClayton for information about live shows and news.
It is nearly upon us! The annual Palmers Green Festival, held in Broomfield Park on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7th, will see a collective of local people coming together to create a wonderful community event; with food stalls, local charities, business', musicians, artists and dancers all representing the local area of Palmers Green.
I have been given the honour of running one of the stages for this year’s event, 'Music On The Green', on the old bowling Green, where i have booked 11 of my favourite local acts to perform from midday until the close of the festival at 7pm
Headlining this years festival at 18.15 will be Rum Honey, a local band who have travelled Europe with their music. They are fronted by the charasmatic Sky Wood, who's vocals and use of melody will blow you away. The band are celebrating after recently signing a Publishing deal, and are just about to release a brand new EP, which will be hitting the shelves shortly. I am chuffed to have these guys headlining our festival, and i'm sure you will all enjoy them!
Also on the lineup are 3 acts that I have written about previously in my last few articles for Palmers Green & Southgate Life Magazine. Luke Carey, who is performing 100 gigs in 100 days to raise money for the Alzheimer Society will be performing at 12.30. Hot Under Collar will be promoting their new single 'Headspace' and will be onstage at 4.30, and the fabulousStella & The Shakes, who will be promoting their EP 'Shake it Up' at 15.15.
The rest of the line up is made up by some wonderfully talented musicians. Kicking off proceedings will be Stalkin Hawkin, who mix Indie and Folk. Ewan Phillips, who's songwriting, storytelling and lyrical imagery is beautiful. Freya Ridings, who went to Brit School and has one of the most enchanting voices you will hear. Local favourite Emily Dobie will be with her band 'The Fundamentals' performing some of your favourite classics. Steve Violaris and The Outsiders will be hitting the stage performing their blend of Soul and Funk.
Bruce Springsteen fans will be happy - Miah Brennans new project 'Springsteen: A Tribute to The Boss' will be playing just before our headliners,, and we also have my band, who will be blending Reggae, Soul and Folk and performing a few new songs for you all!
I would like to think that we have something for everyone this year, the music will cross many genres, but is family friendly and will hopefully keep you entertained all day!
As well as our stage, there will also be entertainment in the Bandstand all day, aswell as various stalls across the park.
It kicks off at 12pm, so make sure you are there early to support live, local, original music and arts. Lets just hope it doesn't rain!
To see the full times and details for PALMERS GREEN FESTIVAL 2014 head over to www.PalmersGreenFestival.Org.Uk
FULL LINE UP
12.00 -STALKIN HAWKIN
12.30 - LUKE CAREY
12.55 - FREYA RIDINGS
13.20 - EWAN PHILLIPS
13.55 - EMILY DOBIE
14.35 - STEVE VIOLARIS & THE OUTSIDERS
15.15 - STELLA & THE SHAKES
16:00 - LESTER CLAYTON
16.40 - HOT UNDER COLLAR
17.20 - SPRINGSTEEN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BOSS
18.15 - RUM HONEY
Palmers Green Festival developed from a group of community-spirited local residents coming together in Spring 2012 with the idea of organising a one day party in Broomfield Park, N13. The aim was to bring together and celebrate the diverse cultures around Palmers Green. The positive reaction to the Festivals in 2012 and 2013 was overwhelming, and the plan now is to stage an annual event which unites our local community.
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