Portobello Green Summer Festival
Saturday 16th July, 2016
Sunday 17th July, 2016
Portobello Green Summer Festival
The Portobello Green Summer Festival is an annual event taking place in the heart of Portobello Road, Notting Hill which showcases West and North West London's diverse creativity and talent.

This years festival takes place over two days across three stages and is curated by individuals and organisations from the local area bringing together live music, spoken word, dance, video animation, art and entertainment for all to enjoy. The theme and focus for the 2016 festival is young and emerging artists and performers.

Stages: Portobello Green (Sunday), Bay 58 (Acklam Village Bar), Bay 56 (Theatre, Pop-up Cinema)

Portobello Green - Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL (access via Thorpe Close and Cambridge Gardens)

Acklam Village - 4-8 Acklam Road, Portobello, London W10 5TY

Bay 58's artists have Wade Bayliss and The Island Experiment band on hand for support and jam session. The bands members have played with countless artists including Bobby Womack, Ronnie Jordan, Massive Attack, Dexys Midnight Runners, members of Nick Caves Bad Seeds, Fine Young Cannibals and performed in festivals across the globe... as well as over 400 The Island Experiment open mic nights in W10/NW10.

Curators: Michael Speechley, Venture Centre, Niko Dey, Richard Strange, Charlie Williams, Westway Trust, Femi Fem, Wade Bayliss, EPIC CIC, Portobello Radio, The Rhythm Studio

The festival is funded and promoted by Westway Trust.

Saturday 16 July - Bay 56 (Theatre, Pop-up Cinema)

14:00 – Portobello Radio

Portobello Radio's Piers & Greg will be broadcasting direct from Acklam Village with a mix of music, interviews with the live acts, DJ Q&A and audience interaction starting at 2pm and running throughout afternoon. Curator: Piers Thompson & Greg Weir, Portobello Radio #131

15:00 – DJ Sly

Multi genre DJ Curator: Niko Dey, Hip Hop Honours UK #111

16:00 – The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company ('THSC')

Founded in 2009 by BAFTA and MOBO award-winning UK hip hop artist Akala, The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company (‘THSC’) is a music theatre production company aimed at exploring the social, cultural and linguistic parallels between the works of William Shakespeare and that of modern day hip-hop artists. Curator: Michael Speechley, Dissenters' Gallery #129

16:45 – DJ Daniel Caplin

Local DJ and producer Daniel Caplin bringing his eclectic mix to Bay 56 filling the gaps between live acts on the main stage from 17:45 to 21:00. Curator: Michael Speechley, Dissenters' Gallery #118

17:15 – Astra

Curator: Niko Dey, Hip Hop Honours UK #38

18:00 – Joe Osborne & The Winter Moon

Joe Osborne & The Winter Moon are Joe Osborne (Guitar, Vox), Miguel Casimiro (Bass, Vox) and Jamie Howard (Drums). The trio maintain a spectral intimacy in their live shows creating lyrically dense yet melodic and intricate songs drawing influences from the likes of Ben Howard, Tycho & Bob Dylan. Curator: Charlie Williams, Wintermute Tapes #37

18:45 – Karmacoma

Alternative band from London who make fuzzy and loud, yet beautiful music. Karmacoma are a four piece who at a young age (just taking GCSES) have managed to capture a mood and sound that is far more mature than their peers. Curator: Charlie Williams, Wintermute Tapes #33

19:30 – Bad Parents

New band Bad Parents... we can’t reveal any more information so you will just have to turn up to see. Curator: Charlie Williams, Wintermute Tapes #34

20:15 – Dead Pretties

Fusing socially charged lyrics referencing the struggles of London life with some of the hardest riffs around the Dead Pretties are bound to put some electricity into the room. Curator: Charlie Williams, Wintermute Tapes #32

21:00 – Peaky

West London's trippy, forward thinking, honest, urban and experimental Peaky. Curator: Michael Speechley, Dissenters' Gallery #36

Saturday 16 July - Bay 58 (Acklam Village Bar)

13:30 – Lui Dodds

HIs songs are ridiculously cool and infectious, Lui is destined for big things. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #101

14:15 – Mamadou Oury Diallo

This amazing Kora player is joined by young drummers, his voice and playing will transport you. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #50

15:15 – Rosie Bain

Local Girl Rosie, sings beautiful songs of longing, beautiful melodies and lyrics. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #51

16:00 – Simran

Youth sensation Simran joins us with his band. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #52

16:30 – Rosie

Local Rapper tells her stories. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #106

16:45 – Jodie

Jodie has great songs and amazingly soulful voice. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #104

17:00 – Bellow Shamane

London based Rapper lays it down. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #83

17:15 – Whalls

Anthemic overdriven tones, drumming that pays homage to the greats and melodic vocals make up the Whalls sound. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #53

18:15 – Sebastian Blake

London based funky songwriter jaming with The Island Experiement Band. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #54

19:15 – Tomi Saario

One of Portobello Road’s local and seasoned buskers originally from Finland. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #55

20:30 – Chelsea Blues

London based singer and spoken word artist. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #56

21:00 – DJ Connor Wiziwoki

Its strictly vinyl for DJ Conner with his own take on classic Reggae, Disco and Soul rounding up the night in the Bay 58 Bar. Curator: Michael Speechley, Dissenters' Gallery #110

Sunday 17 July - Bay 56 (Theatre, Pop-up Cinema)

13:00 – Pimento Dance Group

Winners of the EPIC dance showdown performing their winning breakdancing routine. Curator: EPIC, Epic CIC #43

14:00 – Portobello Radio

Portobello Radio's Piers & Greg will be broadcasting direct from Acklam Village with a mix of music, interviews with the live acts, DJ Q&A and audience interaction starting at 2pm and running throughout afternoon. Curator: Piers Thompson & Greg Weir, Portobello Radio #45

15:00 – Stepbrother

Inspired by Doug & Dean, Stepbrother are a friendly ghost, a girl with bad teeth and a goldfish, who play Post-Core Alternative Nu-Rock. Curator: Chris Hodges, The Rhythm Studio #108

15:30 – Maya Romer

Maya is a 16 year old Danish-English singer, who has been writing songs and poetry for 7 years. Using evocative imagery and resonant melody lines, she echoes an indie-folk sound. Her lyrics leave a lot to the imagination and interpretation of the listener. Curator: Chris Hodges, The Rhythm Studio #59

16:00 – Jaramo

Formed in 2012, the band features school friends Molly Hardwick (vocals), and twins Jacob (bass) and Raul Gibson (drums)... expect an explosive sound full of raw funk and soul. Curator: Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem) #41

16:45 – Coldredlight

Influenced by the likes of Jeff Buckley and Alice in Chains, Coldredlight is the gloomy doom guitar rock that’ll make you every shade of blue. Curator: Michael Speechley, Dissenters' Gallery #58

17:30 – Alexa Mullins

Singer songwriter Alexa Mullins combines soulful lyrics and catchy melodies to create songs that captivate her audience every time. Curator: Richard Strange, Cabaret Futura #61

18:15 – Joe Bernie

Curator: Richard Strange, Cabaret Futura #60

19:00 – KRÍA

Spending her childhood surrounded by Icelands infamous dramatic landscape, KRÍAs production reflects this heritage with her brand of dark downtempo electronica is distinct but delicate which draws influences from synthpop to post dubstep, perfectly complimenting the rawness of her melodic vocals. KRÍA has been dubbed as the emerging artist/producer putting a “fresh new spin on the electronic genre” – Bitcandy. Curator: Richard Strange, Cabaret Futura #57

Sunday 17 July - Bay 58 (Acklam Village Bar)

13:30 – Louise Amy

West london based Poet and Singer reads a selection from her forthcoming work "Alliteration Obliteration". Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #79

14:00 – AKA LEØN

Rock and Indie. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #84

15:00 – Barry Locke

What a voice ! To be heard later this year on his soon to be released EP. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #99

16:00 – Bee Bakare

Bee Bakare is a singer-songwriter with a rich warm soulful tone that defines her sound. She is passionate about vulnerable lyrics and conveying real emotions through her music. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #82

16:30 – Fresh Beats

Rap and Broken Beats paints a picture of the streets in 2016. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #114

17:00 – Tony Andrews

Great songs, Tony's super smooth blend of Rock and Americana will lift you. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #81

17:30 – FEI

West Londoner Fei spins magic with her lyrical Nu Hip Hop and Broken Beat style. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #116

18:00 – Orfan

Orfan has got tunes that like arrows go straight to your heart... big things happening for him. Curator: Wade Bayliss, The Island Experiment #80

Sunday 17 July - Portobello Green

12:00 – Venture Centre

13:00 to 17:30 – The Venture Centre take over Portobello Green for a magical day of family fun for all ages with bouncy castle, bubble factory, dark disco tent, art, live music, healthy snacks and more... Curator: Venture Centre, Venture Community Association (VCA) #96

12:30 – Belly Bop

Belly dance performance. Curator: Venture Centre, Venture Community Association (VCA) #124

13:30 – Tip Top Dance

Ballet, Jazz, street dance, contemporary. Curator: Venture Centre, Venture Community Association (VCA) #125

14:00 – Alex The Great

Calypso story telling. Curator: Venture Centre, Venture Community Association (VCA) #126

14:30 – Sing to Live

Singing group. Curator: Venture Centre, Venture Community Association (VCA) #127

15:00 – Bubble Act

An amazing performance of bubbles and tricks! Curator: Venture Centre, Venture Community Association (VCA) #128