Tin Pan Alley Festival 16th July 2006

This all-day free Indie Rockl festival takes place in Denmark Street, London. Denmark Street (also known as Tin Pan Alley) is seeped in musical history and could be considered the epicentre of the UK capital’s musical community. Tin Pan Alley Studios is based here and many great artists have recorded here, including The Beatles, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, and The Small Faces, to name just a few.

Confirmed acts so far F O Machete, The Holloways, Kalev, Louie, Les Incompetents and Vincent Vincent and theVillains, we have four more slots to announce plus a secret headline act.

More information on this event is available at http://www.tinpanalleyfestival.co.uk

6th Rise: London United 8th July 2006

This event will be held in Finsbury Park, London on Saturday 8th July. It is a massive outdoor live music showcase, featuring a diverse line up of live acts spanning hip hop, indie, pop, jazz, punk, reggae and more. Highlights at Rise will include performances from a selection of top artists, Graham Coxon, Buzzcocks, The Wailers, Sway, Killa Kela and Roy Ayers, as well as rising stars from the UK, with more acts to be confirmed at a later date. Along with the star musicians on the main stage, there will be six other stages including, Big Cuba Fiesta, Crescent stage, Mela stage, and Urban stage, hosting dancers and stand up comedians. other activities include a fairground, exhibition, arts and crafts and food and drink stalls. The event has been organised by the Mayor of London in partnership with the National assembly Against Racism and TUC South East Region.

For more information see http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/rise-festival-2006_index.html

8th Kelvedon Free Music Festival 8th July 2006

This event will be held at the Recreation Ground, off of Chase Road, Kelevdon, Essex on Saturday 8th July from noon. The first act will be Burning Trolleys (noon) , the winner of this year's hotly contested Battle of Bands competition. Then on the main stage is a diverse range of bands including ska band New Town Kings (12:45), The Red Hot Radiators (16:30), and the absolutely brilliant, if slightly frightening, Scary Bitches (14:35). There will also be the return of the Festival’s founder Tony Winn who, along with his band the Rainy Day Women (13:40), will be playing a tribute set to the legendary Bob Dylan.

Rising stars Koopa (15:30) will show why they are starting to trouble the charts and happily Automatic Slim (15:30?) will be back again following their slightly curtailed set last year. This year's festival will see the introduction of the 'Acoustic Tent'. It is hoped that there will be between 8 to 10 bands playing twenty minute sets between 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Artists booked to appear so far include Sophie Nash (12:30), Rizzo (13:15) as well as And His Voice Became (16:15).

Bringing the whole show to a close will be the Counterfeit Quo (18:30), the mighty Stautus Quo tribute act. They're bound to play an adrenaline charged set that will see the band crash their way through Quo's best known hits including Caroline, Down Down, Whatever You Want and Rocking All Over The World, whilst still paying tribute to glorious earlier albums like Ma Kellys', Dog of Two Head, Piledriver, Hello, 'Quo' etc.

More information on this event is available at http://www.kelvedonfreemusicfestival.co.uk/news.php

Brasil, tô dentro! (Brasil, I’m in!) 2nd July 2006

This event with Music, Art and Football will be held at Coin Street, Riverside Walkway, and Bernie Spain Gardens on the South Bank of the river Thames from 13:00 to 19:00. It provides the chance to savour Brasil’s astounding diversity of art forms and cultural expressions. It has been organisied by JungleDrums Magazine and brings top musicians Mocotó, Dinho Nascimento and Eddie from Brasil, as well as local Brasilian performers and bands, art workshops, children activities, and special performances.

Brasil, tô dentro! will feature music from cutting-edge bands and up-and-coming Djs, in both urban and traditional art forms, to the sweet, soul-infused sounds of Forró, with its unique accordion melodies and booming North-eastern beats, and the best of capoeira and samba schools.

More information is available from http://www.todentro.co.uk

Sunderland Kite Festival 01st-02nd July 2006

for more information see : http://www.sunderland-kites.co.uk

3rd Gillingham Festival 1st-16th July 2006

This event will take place between the 1st and 16th July 2006, at various venues around the town, many of the music events are free including, 6-hour daytime concerts from 11:30-17:30 in the marquee on 8th, 9th, 15, 16th July, a Circus Skills Workshop (8th & 16th July), Archaeology Day (8th July, Dorset Museum Service roadshow), Historical Walks (10th & 16th July) and a Family sports day (1st July).

Find the Marquee site on Streetmap.