On Sunday 3rd June, TLC, Lily Allen, Melanie C, Belinda Carlisle, Louisa Johnson headlined one of the best festivals of the season: Mighty Hoopla. Presented in Brockwell Park, Brixton, for the first time, South London becomes trendier every year. Mighty Hoopla followed the incredible edition of Field Day festival which saw stellar performances by Erykah Badu, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fever Ray and many more artists.
Mighty Hoopla hosted a series of fun, glitter and colourful performances by the likes of Sink The Pink, KOKO-regular club night Guilty Pleasures and Ibiza-hailing party Glitterbox. Mighty Hoopla celebrates love and positivity and the crowd was definitely here for fun. The night continued at the Electric Brixton with an after-party hosted by Mel C with DJ sets from the former Spice Girl herself, as well as Gok Wan, Goldierocks and Gay Garage. The fantastic festival welcomed an astounding 16,000 partygoers.
Jamie Tagg, the co-founder of East Creative and Mighty Hoopla, 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!”
From pop legends Vengaboys, Nadine Coyle and Louise, to UK garage originators DJ Luck & MC Neat and festival favourites Nimmo, Mighty Hoopla once again proved itself to have the most diverse, star-studded and inclusive lineup on the scene.
This year’s Hoopla follows the massive success of 2017’s inaugural London edition, which welcomed 12,000 revellers and huge names including Years & Years, All Saints, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Will Young, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Fleur East, Alma and many more.
From Vegan Burritos, BBQ burgers, chicken specialists to Pad Thai and Gipsy Hill Brewery and other bars, the festival has some of the best catering companies on site. Venn Street Market, Street Feast and Fat Gay Vegan hosted Arancini Bros, Mother Clucker, Cheeky Burger, Crabbie Shack and a myriad of other tasty street food traders, while Camden Town Brewery headed up the bars and London Brewer’s Market, hosted by The Five Points Brewing Company, showcased the city’s finest brewers including Bullfinch Brewery and Orbit Beers.
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