Dates: Sat 30 June – Sun 1 July .. Opening times: 1PM-11PM Saturday 30th June, 1PM-10PM Sunday 1st July
Free entry – turn up to site main entrance.
LPG’s opening weekend showcases music, theatre, art, food and cultural adventures in the stunning 35,000 capacity wonderland. With an open invite for people of all ages, creeds and mindsets, high-culture lovers, low- culture lovers, the culturally indifferent and pensioners, Paradise Gardens is set to be a megahit triumph.
Here’s the line-up:
SILO D, a spectacular fire and pyrotechnics show based around a breathtaking listed building and arranged by pioneering pyrotechnics/design collective THE WORLD FAMOUS. The event will commemorate and relive the colossal Silvertown munitions factory explosion and will be placed against the backdrop of Silo D itself, a listed historic building.
Music Hall/Artificial Hip Hop legend IDA BARR will be coming fresh from her Radio 4 series and in advance of her forthcoming National Theatre shows to coax the gathered masses into attempting the WORLD’S LARGEST HOKEY COKEY, a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT.
The site’s 6000 CAPACITY BIG TOP will feature live music from acts including The Guardian’s ‘best live band in the country’ ALABAMA 3, multimillion selling Reggae legends MUSICAL YOUTH, international dancefloor sensations SKA CUBANO, maverick brass band HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE and electro-dub innovators DREADZONE.
THE DOME, a spectacular multi-arts venue with LED-sequenced skin designed by Future Tents, will feature club sets from live dubstep life-affirmers JAZZSTEPPA and mashed up DJ/Vaudeville combo DUTTY MOONSHINE.
Cultural delights include the chance to enjoy unbridled glory in a variety of madcap events at THE SILLYMPIC GAMES, surrealist street theatre madness from ALICE AND ALICE, a cross-festival interactive performance from BiDiNG TiME, site specific street dance extravaganza TAXI!, apocalyptic urban performance ATTACK!, and haunting physical theatre masterpiece THE SPURTING MAN (by AVANTI DISPLAY).
Food is on lock too, with a RIBA-designed Oyster Grotto serving up its namesake edibles plus eats supplied by connoisseurs Mad for Food and London’s Borough Market founding traders Farmer Sharp and Hot Cross Baker. Drinks will come from the Soulshakers bars, and there will be plenty of spots to pick up a drink throughout the London Pleasure Gardens site.
Paradise Gardens will be a feast for your eyes, belly and ears, the perfect introduction for your upcoming experience of London Pleasure Gardens. If you don’t know, LPG will be hosting this year’s Bloc festival, BT River of Music, Last Mile Festival which will be on everyday during the Olympics and many more …