Pop Brixton, 7Suns & DJ Lil’ Koko present:
Fifth annual ‘Mardi Gras Brixton’- day and night festival 3pm-midnight
Europe’s biggest Mardi Gras party
Prime that tail-feather for shaking as we bring you blazing street beats and the fire and funk of New Orleans.
A full-on immersive New Orleans experience set in old sea containers-turned mini iconic French Quarter. We kick-off with morning kids craft activities ramping up to an evening of hot live music, dance, photography and more.
Co-hosts 7Suns throw down a non-stop stellar line-up of musical acts on the Pop Box stage, and in the evening they'll be bringing an Afro-Latin Jazz Rock world fusion vision where the powers of Carnival & Mardi Gras collide. The legendary Diz Watson and Tony Uter spice up the main stage with New Orleans flavoured boogie-woogie, rumba and Djembe grooves.
This year's headliners The Coalminers conjure up their special brew of “Swamp Soul” featuring uplifting funk, bursting at the seams with powerhouse vocals bringing the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive,.
“From time to time I stumble on a band that blows me away. The sound they’ve put down is perfect” Craig Charles BBC Radio 2
One time New Orleans resident DJ Lil’ Koko (‘The Big Easy’ Jazz FM, Ronnie Scott’s) is London’s only specialist New Orleans vinyl DJ. She hosts the main stage spinning tasty cuts of 50’s RnB, low-down funk and swampy brass. She’s joined by swing dance ensemble, The Mudflappers featuring swing dance lessons for all and live dance performance. African and tropical beats from Pete On The Corner Records TBC.
Our daytime Bayou stage conjures up old-time New Orleans barrel-house piano blues and jazz from Dom Pipkin- The Soul of New Orleans in the UK on keys, once again getting the good times rolling.
In the main square the Pomba Girls, London’s female driven immersive party hosts, will be bringing their box of glitter and costume fun and frolics.
This year's Swamp themed street parade introduces the 7Suns' Krewe of Eros revelling in a funky Fais-Do-Do. Be in that number as the brass takes to the street complete with dancers, performers and free beads to make a joyful noise.
Our partners The New Orleans Jazz Museum will be taking over the container by the main stage with a unique ‘Women Of Note’ photography exhibition showcasing New Orleans female singers and their amazing contribution to its music and culture.
TBC Our charity of choice in ‘The New Orleans Musician’s Clinic’- exclusive sketch up for auction from the incredible Tony Riff.
Come hungry, leave soulful! Our stalls are packed full of delicious Louisiana inspired street food and drink for your delectation until midnight.
Full line up and schedule to be announced very soon.
Dress Up! Think masquerade themed (masks, beads, feathers, glitter) and be prepared to groove, shake that thing and get drenched in the spirit of Louisiana right in the heart of Brixton