Lambeth Council supports free weekend summer concerts on Clapham Bandstand

22 July 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Clapham Bandstand hosts five weekends of free concerts showcasing the diversity of local music-makers.

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Lambeth Council supports free weekend summer concerts on Clapham Bandstand

Clapham Common’s historic Bandstand, the largest bandstand in London, hosts concerts every weekend from Saturday 24th July until Sunday 22 August. All concerts are free to all, supported by a grant from Lambeth Council. All concerts start at 2pm and end at 4pm.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, said: “Lambeth is delighted to support this series of concerts with a grant. Building on the success and popularity of previous years, this series of concerts offers a diverse mix of musical styles. It’s a showcase for the talent living and working locally and reflecting the community in which we live. There’s something for everyone, ranging from Afro-Cuban to classical and pop and local community choirs, with performances from traditional brass bands to up-and-coming singer-songwriters.”

The concert programme

  • Saturday 24 July – Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday 25 July – Real Voices – choirs of Battersea, Brixton, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Tooting and Vauxhall – 2pm-4pm

    Real Voices Choir at Clapham Bandstand

    Local talent, local music, local community

  • Saturday 31 July – Los Domingos – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday 1 August – The Crooks Saxes – 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday 7 August – London Consorts of Winds – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday 8 August – Lambeth Wind Orchestra – 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday 14 August – Sonnet Wind Orchestra – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday 15 August – The Fabulous Honeys – 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday 22 August – Academy of Contemporary Music of London – 2pm-4pm.

More information

See Event Lambeth Facebook for details of who is performing for the next five Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. Follow CCMAC in Instagram is @claphamcommon Twitter is @clphmcommonMAC

COVID-Safe Concerts

  • CCMAC wants everyone to feel safe while performing and watching the bands, choirs and orchestras. The Bandstand is in an open and well-ventilated outside space. All acts who are singing have to take a COVID-19 test before performing. We will also lay out deckchairs spaciously around the Bandstand. We also ask that anybody who has COVID-19 or its symptoms remains at home. Be safe, be sensible.
  • Technical support for the Bandstand Concerts is supplied by Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre.