Brick Lane Festival 2005
Sunday September 11th 2005, 12noon – 6pm (From 6pm at selected venues) Brick Lane/Hanbury Street and Allen Gardens, London E1.

Once again London’s most famous Lane is set to brace itself for the most happening event on the Londoners calendar. More than 60,000 visitors are expected to descend upon London’s Brick Lane on Sunday September 11th for the highly acclaimed global mix of music, food, history and culture that make up the Brick Lane Festival. Hailed as one of the biggest and most important cross cultural street parties, this year’s Brick Lane Festival promises to be even bigger with a fantastic line up of events including:

MUSIC
Music will be taking centre stage at this year’s event as a raft of UK musical talents join the fun-loving festival crowds. Bursting onto the main stage with some of their latest tracks will be the undisputed kings of Indian pop and international superstars Jay Sean and Juggy D. They are joined by music producer and pop sensation of the moment, the Rishi Rich Project, presenting their unique brand of Fusion music that has taken the UK charts by storm. For something a little bit more traditional, crowds can also expect to see some of Britain’s best Asian R&B and Bhangra groups, whose range of smash hit singles are bound to get the people moving on their feet.

Add to this some of Bangladesh’s most famous folk and pop singers, stage dancers, MC and DJ showcase, and it looks like the latest Brick Lane festival is shaping up to be the best one so far. Off stage in Brick Lane, check out the delightful range of street entertainers, dhol players, string bands and so much more.

vibe bar courtyard stage: THE PRINTS OF WHALES (15 piece Country/Skiffle/Banjo Band) SON OF DAVE (One Man Blues Band) PETRA JEAN PHILLIPSON (Smokey Blues Rock Chanteuse) VINCENT, VINCENT & THE VILLAINS (Bethnal Green Rockabilly)

Vibe bar straight from the fridge indoor stage NEIL'S CHILDREN (Spikey Punk from Alan McGee's Poptones label), SELFISH CNT ("The best live act in Britain" NME) BEASTELLABEAST (Acid Hot Blues Punk), BATTANT (Edgy Electro Motor Bass)

And DJS GLADDY WAX, CRASH&BURN, GARETH CHERRYSTONES,MY LITTLE HOMIE, MISTAH BROWN, RAMON SANTANA, and AKI (CAFE ZUNZUN) playing across the board from original Ska, Funk 45s, Northern Soul, Rocksteady, Dub, Latin Boogaloo, Cosmic Rock, and Twisted Disco.

The main stage show finishes at 6.00pm but visitors are welcome to carry on enjoying themselves at selected local venues including the renowned Vibe Bar, 93 Feet East and Rhythm Factory until late into the night.

FOOD
Good food has always been one of the lynch-pins of the Brick lane festival and this year is no exception. The Lane’s numerous curry houses will be showcasing their wares with personal food stalls to give passing visitors a taste of the real Banglatown. For those that don’t like curry, take heart, the Festival Food Village in Dray Walk will be providing a range of foods to suit every taste.

FASHION
Fashion is not being overlooked this year, as the stage is set for the SEW-EAST fashion show. A stylish display of cutting edge ethnic fashion from the east end’s leading designers.

KIDS STUFF
Fun fair rides, kids workshops, make up stands, stilt walking workshops, a climbing wall, Spitalfields City Farm, clowns and jugglers all welcome you to this year’s festival.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The festival aims to have something to suit everyone, street theatre, magicians and entertainers, stilt walkers, slap stick comedy, free history tours and open historic houses will ensure that every visitor leaves the festival with a smile on their face.

EVENTS PROGRAMME
Find out who is playing at the Brick Lane Festival...
More details will be confirmed soon!

Allen Gardens Stage Programme

The Bays: 5:30 pm
Z-Star: 4:20 pm
Cheenah: 3:10 pm
Grand Union Bangla Band: 2:00 pm
Sitar Fusion: 12:30 pm

DJ Michael Cook + others throughout the day

Other acts on Allen Gardens

Street Theatre (to be confirmed)
Club Mum (to be confirmed)

Entertainment at the Brick Lane Festival includes:

• A world music and dance stage;
• Pavement cafés serving curry alfresco and an international food court;
• The launch of the popular Banglatown International Curry Festival 2005;
• Street entertainment including theatre, jugglers, stilt walkers, rickshaw rides and more;
• An arts and craft market;
• Children's entertainment including bouncy castles, stilt walking workshops and face painting;
• A fun fair;
History tours and open houses. Visit 19
• Princelet Street a rarely open Huguenot silk merchant’s home and historic synagogue (www.19princeletstreet.org.uk);
• Shopping: Bollywood style music, bangles sarees and artefacts located alongside top designer lifestyle, furniture and fashion boutiques.

The Vibe Bar

vibe bar courtyard stage:
THE PRINTS OF WHALES (15 piece Country/Skiffle/Banjo Band)
SON OF DAVE (One Man Blues Band)
PETRA JEAN PHILLIPSON (Smokey Blues Rock Chanteuse)
VINCENT, VINCENT & THE VILLAINS (Bethnal Green Rockabilly)

vibe bar straight from the fridge indoor stage
NEIL'S CHILDREN (Spikey Punk from Alan McGee's Poptones label)
SELFISH CNT ("The best live act in Britain" NME)
BEASTELLABEAST (Acid Hot Blues Punk)
BATTANT (Edgy Electro Motor Bass)

And DJS GLADDY WAX, CRASH&BURN, GARETH CHERRYSTONES,MY LITTLE HOMIE,
MISTAH BROWN, RAMON SANTANA, and AKI (CAFE ZUNZUN)
playing across the board from original Ska, Funk 45s, Northern Soul,
Rocksteady, Dub, Latin Boogaloo, Cosmic Rock, and Twisted Disco.

From 7pm the Festival continues at selected local venues including

• The Vibe – Inside @ Brick Lane
7.30pm Live music, DJ’s and more 10.30 – FINISH
• Banglatown International Curry Festival – Brick Lane Curry Houses continue to cook up specialities. For more information visit www.bricklanerestaurants.com
• East End Welcome & Knees Up. Real Pub- Real Ales & Pie & MashThe Pride of Spitalfields (Heneage Street off Brick Lane) The Golden Heart (Commercial Street – opp Old Spitlafields Mkt)
• Cabaret and Live Music at the Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Road