Fairs, fetes, fun-days and festivals are an integral part of English culture, and Feast of St George perfectly fits the bill. On Saturday 21 April, there's no better excuse to wave a flag, enjoy tea, cake and great entertainment, all in the surrounds of iconic Trafalgar Square.
The event promises a strong and varied live music programme with traditional and contemporary acts, including a 25-piece brass band, pop and folk groups, Victorian music hall, and showcase for young musicians.
In keeping with the Mayor's wider #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign to tackle gender inequality in London and celebrate the centenary of some UK women getting the vote, there will be a number of female performers and plenty of musical content celebrating great female artists. A 6-piece band, ‘Pop London’, will deliver a set of tracks by classic and contemporary UK female artists. An all-singing all-dancing Victorian music hall show, delving deep into London’s heritage, will feature tributes to popular female artistes of yester-year.
Host for the stage is BBC Radio presenter Abbie McCarthy, a champion of new music, who has compered at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury, The Great Escape, and the Mayor’s GIGS/Busk in London final.
Elsewhere on the Square you'll find arts workshops for children and a dragon centrepiece. There’ll be red and white bunting and flags, stilt walkers, roaming entertainers, and pearly kings and queens. Plus lots of quality food stalls selling all kinds of tasty treats, with a central banqueting area where you can sit and enjoy the occasion.
Official Link: https://www.london.gov.uk/events/2018-04-21/feast-st-george-2018