Another weekend, another Brixton festival – yeeha! This Sunday is the 10th anniversary of Brixton Splash, one of the largest street parties in London and closer in spirit to the Notting Hill Carnival than the Lambeth Country Show. Celebrating the diversity of the area while staying close to it’s Afro-Caribbean roots, it’s loud, buzzy and utterly brilliant.
With four official sound-systems, food and crafts, it all kicks off at noon, with after-parties starting when it closes down at 7pm. The main stage is in Windrush Square, and the roads around Brixton town centre will be hosting the other sound-systems and activities. Some of the after-parties:
- Levi Roots, yes, he of the hot sauce fame, is with his band for a free after-party at the Hootananny.
- House Entertainment UK and SPP Sound System are hosting a Street Party at Rebel Soul on Brixton Station Road, giving wristbands to their free after-party – at a secret venue – on the day.
- The legend that is Norman Jay is ‘up on the roof’ at the Prince of Wales, with Don Letts, DJ Shepdog, and Count Skylarkin.
Please note that Fierce Grace Brixton will be closed all day on Sunday 2nd August.
It’s also RideLondon on Saturday and Sunday, a festival of cycling for enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals. Highlights include the 10th annual Brompton Race, where 500 Brompton owners race to unfold their bikes and complete laps around St James’ Park.
Saturday also sees the Grand Prix, an elite women’s race, and the Junior Grand Prix with separate races for junior boys and girls. Sunday is the London-Surrey 100, which its too late to register for to join in but you can watch the professionals race – its 150 of the world’s top cyclists.
Have a great weekend, we know we will!