Grove Road
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Paradise Gardens the FREE festival based on Victorian pleasure gardens returns to Victoria Park, London in 2009 happening on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.

The Paradise Stage plays host to a vibrant mix of styles and grooves programmed by Continental Drifts to celebrate London music with global roots with Soul, Latin, Balkan and Gypsy Beats, Ska, Beatboxing, and more represented.

Two days of live music across 3 stages featuring The Soothsayers, The Destroyers, Les Dynamiques and, from the Barbican's Cuba 50 programme, Orquestra Aragon, and Changui de Guantanamo.

The festival will also have circus premieres, a Tea Dance Tent, and street theatre. The Victoria Village Fete showcases local artisans and traders as well as a creative play area for children.

Circus Ronaldo will be showcasing La Cucina dell'Arte, Show suitable for adults and young people aged 12 and over. Tickets an extra £12.50, to buy tickets click here, and off the wall street theatre, while Hackney's Avant Garde Dance will premier 'The Silver Tree' - a hip hop dance combined with circus themes.

Other attractions festival goers can expect include Carters Steam Fair, side shows, and installations, Pleasure Garden Side Shows, Tea Dance Tent, The People's Palace, Street Arts, Village Fete, Instigate Debate, The Beautiful Octopus Club, Solution Sound System, White Mischief, Toot Sweet, Magpies Nest, as well as food from around the world, craft markets, licensed bars, and more.

For more information, see the Paradise Gardens website.

Added by nozzy4 on May 27, 2009