Summer Soulstice Festival – Saturday June 22nd
Now in its 13th year the Summer Soustice Festival welcomes headliners Aswad, Alison Limerick, Andy Abraham and a host of stalwart soul and house artists and DJs this Saturday June 22nd to the Old Elizabethans Memorial Playing Fields, Gypsy Corner, Mays Lane, Barnet EN5 2AG. A family friendly daytime event that raises money for the Cherry Lodge cancer trust in memory of soul lover Andy Weeks with all DJs, and all the production crew donating their services for free. It’s a warm community festival for Barnet that brings traders, soul fans and local people together, and especially great to dance as the sun sets in one of London’s finest fields in the ‘burbs’
Main Stage Live: Aswad, Alison Limerick, Andy Abraham, Louise Golbey, Sa-Ha-Ra and hosted by Fat Freddie M and James Anthony
DJ’s Aitch B (Soul II Soul), Bigger, Ash Selector, Fitzroy and more.
Club Tent: Natasha Watts Live
DJs Nicky Holloway, Richard Earnshaw, Mark Robinson, Jon Jules, Bob Masters, Paul Clark, Double J
The Connoisseurs Tent: Young Pulse, Grumpy Brown, Ginger Tony, Ruth Fisher, Jester Groove
“In aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care & in memory of Andy Weekes”
Come and enjoy 12 hours of soulful fun & frolics with friends and family from 11am with the Summer Soulstice Crew on Saturday June 22nd with over 30 DJs and Main Stage live acts spread across 3 arenas of music in the green surroundings of OE’s Memorial Playing Fields, Barnet. As well as the Live action and dance tents, there’s licensed bars, cocktails, food outlets, merchandise stalls, a Free kids play zone, entertainers, gazebo/picnic area, limited camping & car parking. And to top it off you can jump a ride on their handy free Soul Bus shuttle to and from High Barnet tube station on the day.
Now in its 13th year, this annual fundraising event in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and in memory of Andy Weekes, the Soulstice team are all about raising money with a great big smile as their provide the capital with one of June’s more intimate Festival highlights. Family friendly, safe and fun, Soulstice aims to give everyone who attends, a great day out! whilst enjoying some of the finest soulful grooves on what hopes to be a sunny afternoon and warm evening.
Guided by a quality ethos Summer Soulstice provides high quality kids activities, food outlets, adequate shelter in case of rain, efficient bar facilities, excellent sound systems, and a secure environment for everyone to enjoy the best in soulful grooves and entertainment.
With all the DJs, photographers, stewards and more all donating their services tor free, this is a grassroots community project giving straight back to the local area’s leading cancer charity, Cherry Tree Lodge.
Headlining this year’s Main Stage is international Grammy Nominated home-grown reggae band Aswad best-loved for their No 1 worldwide hits ”Don’t Turn Around,” and ’Shine”. Having first carved out a niche with their gritty West London ‘Warrior Charge’ Dub sounds, this is a rare London appearance guaranteed to unite festival goers with their adventurous fusion of dancehall, funk, hip-hop and dub.
Joining them is one of the most celebrated and recognisable voices in house music, Alison Limerick, behind the international dance music hit ‘Where Love Lives’ and ‘Make it On My Own’. Her captivating voice and uplifting stage presence will have everyone singing along as will former X-Factor runner up Andy Abraham.
Having played alongside Ed Sheeran at one of his very first London gigs and most recently supported Eric Benet and Heatwave, singer/songwriter Louise Golbey delivers her gutsy soul acoustic set after wowing with support shows for En Vogue, The Stylistics and Roberta Flack as well as performing at the Glastonbury Festival on the BBC Introducing stage.
Rounding off the Main Stage line up is 80’s electro funkers Sa-Ha-Ra whose ‘Love So Fine’ track has racked up over half a million youtube plays as well as being one of the ‘Most Sampled’ tunes out there.
In the Club Tent, SS welcomes back the vivacious Natasha Watts, talk of the UK soul scene via her releases such as last year’s ‘My Next Chapter’ album and support slots for Gladys Knight, Shalamar, Soul ll Soul, Heather Small & Alexander O’ Neal. She also hosts a weekly show on BBC Radio Berkshire.
Tickets for Soulstice always sell out and it’s an Advance eticket only event with none available to buy on the day so please act quickly and head to https://www.summersoulstice.co.uk/tickets/
Event Ticket prices:
Limited Add-on Camping tickets also available:
1 x Night Camping (Saturday): £20*
2 x Nights Camping (Friday/Saturday): £35*
Prices are per person & you must purchase an Event Only ticket with this.
* VAT is included. Booking fees apply.
*All U18 eticket holders must be accompanied by their parents/legal guardians with valid etickets on the day of the event & we will be running a Challenge 25 Policy at the entry gates & in the bar/cocktail areas.
Car parking is limited on the day – more info here.
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