Packham’s GALA Festival has revealed the artists joining the party on Bank Holiday Sunday 27th May. On the main stage, Classic Records chief Derrick Carter dons his disco hat for a very special ‘Derrick Does Disco’ set, alongside Daniele Baldelli and Alfredo.
Representing the UK’s place in this ever-unfolding dance-floor story are Norman Jay MBE and Greg Wilson. Melodies International co-founder Mafalda also brings her unparalleled collection of modern soul, house and boogie.
Elsewhere, London’s party crew Horse Meat Disco return to host ‘The Pleasure Dome’ Stage. Heavily inspired by New York’s golden era of clubbing in the 70s and 80s, the Dome will follow this theme, playing host to Glastonbury’s NYC Downlow / Block9 co-founder and Creative Director, Gideönas well as high-energy sets from Honey Dijon and Midland.
With GALA landing on Peckham Rye Park for the first time, local crew Rhythm Section head-up their own stage with Mr Scruff, Maurice Fulton, Chaos in the CBD and Z Lovecraft. Continuing the South London thread, GALA teams up with vinyl outlets Rye Wax and YAM Records to host a record fair on site.
GALA also hosts award-winning BBQ from Slow Ritchies, Maltby Market’s infamous Cheese Truck, fried chicken courtesy of Other Side Fried, and the return of the best-selling “GALA Burger”, from South London stalwarts Honest Burger.
First release tickets are on sale now via Resident Advisor.