August Bank Holiday, Carshalton Park

Music Cafe

This stage provides a great atmosphere with folk, country, bluegrass and other acoustic music from around the world. Tea and home made cake is served in the marquee so this is the ideal spot to sit and relax!
The Music Cafe is is powered by EcoLocal's mobile solar power station.. If you wish to apply to play in the Music Cafe, please email with your details, specifying which stage you want to perform on.

Great Highland Bagpipe – played in 2016


Simon Ribbons plays the Great Highland Bagpipe for the London Irish Rifles & The Southern Highlanders Pipes and Drums!  Hear him play!!

Doctor Slideshow – played in 2016


Doctor Slideshow are a post modern medicine show, featuring Slideshow Steve on vocals and stringed things and Dr Ess on percussion and harmonicas.

A truly dynamic duo, they create a collage of original songs, covers and tunes from anywhere and everywhere, on a fabulous array of musical instruments.

Evensong – played in 2016


Originals with a smattering of bluesy covers

Cigerran – played in 2016

Wonderful original folky songs

Choro Bandido – played in 2016


All their songs are fantastic and they will put a smile on your face, with melodies creating a true Brazilian atmosphere.  The “Chorinho” is a beautiful style.

It’s all about simplicity, being with friends, laughing and drinking the only cold thing in Brazil: a beer!!

Gecko – played in 2016

Gecko are a song trio made up of Rosalie: accordion, keyboard and vocals, Norman : lead guitar and Roger : rhythm guitar.

They have a diverse and eclectic repertoire of material including French Chanson, Bossa Nova, Swing and Country, playing songs by Steely Dan, Jim Croce, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits and The Beatles among many others.

Moth – played in 2016


Accordion driven steampunk triphop chanteusings.

Elaine Samuels (Kindred Spirit) – played in 2016


Kindred Spirit are a unique folk rock band, who have played at Glastonbury,
featuring Elaine Samuels’ powerful, environmental and mystical songs, super violin, flute, sax, guitar, bass and drums,
foot stomping jigs and reels and thrilling rock solos and duelling.

Sticklebacks – played in 2016


Mix virtuoso Spoons, Washboard, Didgeridoo and Saw performances, with sublime Sax, Piano, Guitar and Drum extravaganzas, throw in some Rock and Boogie, and you’ve got ..The Sticklebacks!

Knock Kneed Bumble Bees – played in 2016


Foot-tapping barn-dance – Ceilidh style!

Wandle Ceilidh Band – played in 2016

The word Ceilidh (kay-lee) is descended from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’…

However, these days when people think of a Ceilidh, they think of a fun filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company!