The House and Garage Orchestra will headline Greenwich Council’s free Together 22 festival in Charlton Park, which will kick off the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend.
The South London-based act, who specialise in classical reimaginings of house and garage favourites, will close the festival, which will run from noon to 6pm on Thursday 2 June.
Other acts on stage will include the indie band Two Weeks in Nashville, Columbian-Italian singer/songwriter Desta French, all-female bhangra collective Eternal Taal, Tyber and Pete from the Dualers and YolanDa’s Band Jam from CBeebies.
There will also be a marketplace with food, drink and crafts, a kids’ zone, community groups and sporting activities, while the festival will celebrate 50 years since the first Britain’s first Pride celebrations with a dedicated Pride50 tent.
The park will host two days of jubilee celebrations, with Platinum Picnic in the Park following on Friday 3 June, with “activities reflecting royalty across the globe” between noon and 4pm.
Charlton parkrun will not take place on Saturday 4 June because the festival stages will still be in place.
More details of both events are on the Greenwich Council website.
Slightly earlier in the week, there will also be a jubilee celebration in Cherry Orchard Estate from noon to 4pm on Wednesday 1 June, with a kings and queens procession, teddy bears’ picnic, live music and tea and cake.
Beacons will be lit up across the country at 9.30pm on Thursday 2 June to mark the jubilee. One will be lit on Blackheath, with choirs and a bugler, while another will be lit at the same time in General Gordon Square in Woolwich.
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