A two-day Luton town centre festival packed with world famous acts, local performers, flashmobs and street entertainment is coming to Luton town centre this month – and it’s free.
Luton Business Improvement District’s (BID) Celebrate Luton Street Fest is taking place on Friday August 30th, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, and Saturday August 31st, 11am to 9pm.
Drummers, parades, comedy, music, street circus, interactive street games, dance, a projection, rap, workshop and much more is planned.
Festival curator, Matthew Jones, RevoLuton Arts said: “St George’s Square and the High Street will become a buzzing and exciting festival environment with events and performances throughout the whole day. There will be lots of different shows for families and shoppers, children and adults, including lots of interactive activities too, and we can’t wait to see all the smiles.”
Luton BID project manager, Fergus McLardy said: “It’s an action-packed line-up which will draw more families, visitors and shoppers into our town centre. St George’s Square is a perfect location for such an event, and it will be free of charge. We will be updating all the information on our Facebook page so urge people to check that out for all the details. Special thanks to RevoLuton Arts for curating the event and to Arts Council England and Global Streets for their additional financial support.”
- 30pm-6.10pm: The opening event on Friday will be a comic, musical promenade performance by French outdoor arts company Vernisseurs.
- 10pm-7.55pm: 4 x 4 Bhangra group – performing traditional folk bhangra dancing complete with dhol drummers and singers.
- 55pm-8.30pm: Carnaval Transatliantico – Brazilian carnival music
There will be roaming entertainment and an outdoor arts programme that will include a pop up flashmob from the Big Music Company, bringing Luton choirs together to learn and perform Bohemian Rhapsody!
The closing events on Saturday will be Spark by Worldbeaters – a world class illuminated music and street theatre/drumming act. This will be followed by a pyrotechnic display.
Other highlights are a children’s street theatre, interactive street games and a high skill contemporary dance performance that will involve the audience in a game of table tennis!
This is a Luton BID event, working in partnership with RevoLuton Arts with additional funding from Arts Council England and Global Streets.
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2198490956884403/
Full schedule is below: