On Sunday the Mighty Hoopla festival is back and this year it’s in Brockwell Park, Brixton.
The event is returning on June 3 after last year’s debut success in Victoria Park, which welcomed 12,000 pop fanatics.
Mighty Hoopla is a celebration of London’s alternative club culture and the organiser have promised to pack it with relentless energy, bedazzling dancers and a heap of exciting live performances.
Jamie Tagg, the co-founder of East Creative and Mighty Hoopla, said: “People can expect a riot of colourful people, a celebration of London club life, HUGE pop bands, flamboyance and fun wherever you look!”
He said: “The best thing about Mighty Hoopla is the audience. They are as excited about the small George Michael disco as they are the big headline acts!”
The line-up includes many blasts-from-the-past 90s names such as TLC, B*Witched, Boyzlife (a two man mix of Boyzone and Westlife), 5ive, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Melanie C and… the Vengaboys.
Self proclaimed as Europe’s number one party band, the Vengaboys made their comeback in 2009. They have since acquired 150 performances per year and more than one million listeners on Spotify each month.
Jamie said: “Vengaboys will bring formation dancing, colour and glamour (much like the rest of the festival), and beach balls!”
When asked who he is most excited to see, Jamie said: “TLC! It’s only their second ever UK show! We can’t wait to sing No Scrubs and Waterfalls and they’re playing a full 75 minute set too.”
The main stages will be hosted Sink the Pink and Guilty Pleasures with the third stage programmed by The Grand. As well as being able to sing and dance along to the 90s classics there will also be a Massaoke (karaoke on mass), Gok Wan playing his favourite House music and many live performances promising to excite all the senses.
On the site itself, Jamie said: “We have moved site from Victoria Park this year. It’s a bigger site with an outdoor main stage. The brilliant Glitterbox are also joining the regular stage hosts this time too.”
To energise between the singing, dancing and general merriment there will be a wide variety of food on offer.
From BBQ food, burgers, a cheese truck, deli, chicken specialists to donuts and vegan treats, the festival has ensured all are catered for.
For Jamie, all you need is a big smile and an open mind and the festival is sure to be an extravaganza; a celebration of all things pop, sparkly and fun.
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