Creative genius and multi-tasker Wayne Hemmingway’s (he founded red or dead, don’t you know) latest invention, his Vintage Festival, has a new home – The Southbank Centre in London. The gist of the multi-platform get-together is, by now, vastly different from a conventional music festival, and since, of course, no muddy field is involved, vintage aficionados will be getting glammed up to an even greater degree!
For starters, there’ll be music from every era - Norman Jay, Andrew Weatherall, Greg Wilson, Craig Charles, and A Guy Called Gerald to give you a little idea of the diversity . . . are just a few of the 150 DJ’s playing across 8 decade specific nightclubs.
And if that wasn't enough, there’ll be fashion; a whole lot of fashion! From a fully functioning pop-up ‘High Street’, brimming with renowned brands from the past and present, including a vintage hair and beauty salon by Benefit, retail outlets from Cath Kidston and the return of iconic 50’s textile and dress makers Horrockses, to catwalk shows hosted by the likes of Daisy and Pearl Lowe and Jo Wood.
All snacks and food will be inspired by recipes from bygone eras and ALL participants will be dressed to the nines, tens and elevens. From Forties pin-ups to Sixties mods, swingers and 80’s queens, the whole section of the river Thames will become a glorious dressing up box for next weekend.
The dates are Friday 29 – Sunday 31 July 2011
For more details visit www.vintageatsouthbankcentre.co.uk
- Naomi Attwood