The Round Chapel
Saturday 13 September 2014
Introducing Rhythm Junction London - a brand new one-day festival of live vintage music and dance.
Reviving the glamour of the Swing Era, the festival will feature four of the hottest swing and jive bands in the country. London’s hip cats are invited to come down for a jam-packed day of swinging rhythms, revelry and jazz spirit.
Brought to you by the team from the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra, Rhythm Junction London is taking place at the incredible Round Chapel in Hackney, which for one day only will be transformed into a vintage dance hall. The event will feature over eight hours of live music, and festival-goers will also be able to enjoy fantastic street food from pop-up food wagons and delicious craft beers from local Hackney favourite, Crate Brewery.
Live music is at the heart of the festival. The carefully selected line-up of artists covers many eras of vintage dance music from the 1920s to the 1950s. You'll hear West Coast swing fromThe Swing Commanders, gypsy jazz from The Kings Cross Hot Club, big band sounds from The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra and jump jive from Kai's Cats.
With support from top swing DJ Pat da Kat and sponsorship from retro fashion brand Vivien of Holloway, Rhythm Junction London calls out for people to get dressed up, dance and have a ball!
Down for the Count are a swing band and events organisation team based in North London. They regularly perform for vintage events and dances across the country, and also organise live music nights and festivals.