Ruskin Park Summer Music!

Friends of Ruskin Park’s Summer Fete has just gone but never fear loads more on through the summer with the Summer Music programme on the Ruskin Park bandstand 3-5pm many Saturdays through September 16th! Basically every Saturday through the third week of September but excluding all of August. Next up is City Lit Band on July 1st and then a double bill of SELFolk and London Saxophone Choir on July 8th. The concerts are free, sponsored by Lambeth Council, and are selected and booked for us by Sharon Moloney from Making Music.

2015 Herne Hill Music Festival Bandstands recap!

For the third year running, the Herne Hill Music Festival in conjunction with the Herne Hill Forum hosted bandstand events in Herne Hill Market. As in 2014, this year there were two bandstand events on two Sundays (the first Sunday slightly truncated because Capicorn Sax Quartet was forced to cancel) in the market section of Railton Road.

Ruskin Park Bandstand Concerts

Herne Hill Music Festival Market Bandstand#2 this Sunday

Herne Hill Music Festival's second free Bandstand event in assoc. with the Herne Hill Forum is this Sunday Sept 14th. These bandstand events are the warmups for the festival proper which begins on Oct 10th and this one features the Beckenham Concert Band (11am, 1pm), jazz band Territory (feat. Roger Humbles on sax) at noon, and blues/rock duo Steve Morrison (guitar) with Alan Glen (harmonica) at 2pm. Last weekend's bandstand was great fun, come down for some more music! You can watch a thumbnail compilation video of last weekend's bandstand in the player below, or see a larger version at:   Further Bandstand and general Festival info on the website:


HHMF warmup Market Bandstands kick off this Sunday Sept 7th!

Herne Hill Music Festival's Octoberfest warmup begins this weekend with the first of two free Bandstand events! Come out to the Station Square Market on Sunday Sept. 7th for Bandstand Event #1 and three very different and talented acts. Wind orchestra Jolly Pops, local jazz/R'n'B prodigy Mansur Brown and Brixton-based Andrea & Rafael's Spanish-Latin Acoustic Guitar Experience take to the stage between 11-3. Whether you prefer wind arrangements of pop from the likes of the Kaiser Chiefs, R&B, jazz, flamenco or rumbas, there'll be something to get you in gear!  Have a listen to Andrea & Rafael performing their brand of flamenco with 'Sugar Rush' on Soundcloud:


Jolly Pops perform twice - first at 11am then again at 1pm. Mansur Brown's Trio is on at noon, Andrea & Rafael close the bandstand at 2pm.


Herne Hill Music Festival upcoming Year 4 outlined in On-View

Read about Herne Hill Music Festival's forthcoming 4th year, from Herne Hill Market summer bandstands to autumn festival, in a Dulwich On-View writeup just out:

Friends of Ruskin Park Summer Fete

Herne Hill Music Fest/Herne Hill Market Bandstand No. 2 this Sun Sept 8th!


The Herne Hill Music Festival presents its second free Bandstand event in as many weeks for Herne Hill's Sunday Market, Sept 8th, from 11-3pm. Outside Herne Hill Station in Railton Rd SE24 0JN. Three acts with the headliner on stage for two turns.


11am Lambeth Wind Orchestra

12 noon The Ben Croft Trio

1pm Lambeth Wind Orchestra

2pm Dee Dee's Collective


Lambeth Wind Orchestra is a concert band of around 40 members based in Herne Hill. LWO perform on bandstands around London, and concert programmes have included music by Holst, Grainger and Vaughan Williams, as well as newly written pieces by London based composers. Ben Croft is a prodigy, having begun his musical career aged 7. Over the last 10 years he has mostly been based in the US and has performed with artists such as Belinda Carlisle, The Temptations and the Platters. The Dee Dee's Collective is an ensemble based out of Dee Dee's Cafe and Jazz Bar on Herne Hill. DC is our wildcard on the day: anything goes!

Extra HH Music Festival Bandstand Day - Update!

The Herne Hill Forum have agreed to fund shortfall in money for the bandstand music schedule, so HH Music Fest can now also put on music for Sunday, September 1st. Great stuff! HHFM MD Alan Taylor has been in touch with the Crystal Palace Brass Band about appearing and will be asking them to confirm for this date. Support acts in the works.

Bandstand/Sunday Market video capsule

You can check out our Sunday Bandstand/Street Market official opening video capsule - find it on the Herne Hill Music Festival's Facebook wall, or follow this link:


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