Press Release 2018

Mint Street Music Festival 2018 is taking place on Saturday 14th of July, 12 noon to 7:30pm. This FREE event combines a quality line-up of live music with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, in Mint Street Park, a lovely park just 3 minutes from Borough Tube, off Marshalsea Road.

We’re proud to announce our brilliant line-up for 2018: Kalima Project * Anna McAndrew * Tidal Rave * House Above The Sun * Llegó la miel * AlbaSHKEMBE SOUP * Los Rumberos dance academy * MiNGUS E l a s t i C BAND * Pioneer Dance * Andee Zumba * YAZSTAR * J-Chief * The rainbow man * Dangerous Dinky aka Dirty South * The Bridge Choir * Atul Rana * Blackfriars Settlement Nightingales and Smile Inside Choir.

There’s music and dance for children from Boppin’ Bunnies and diddi dance  plus Heart in Art Face-Painting by Kes  and activities with JusPlay Uk.

Don’t miss out on the freshly made street food and drinks from stalls including  Mint Street Jerk, Cariad Café, Cerviche Creativo, Carole’s Cakes, Tasty Jerk and Lucky Cow Ice-Cream.

We rely on volunteers. If you can give a few hours on festival day, please register at

We support the #OneLess Bottle campaign against single use plastic water bottles, with help from the Thames Estuary Partnership. So we won’t be selling bottled water, please use the water fountain in Mint Street Park or buy a drink in a reusable cup from one of our stalls.

For more information about sponsorship, stalls or other queries, email

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Musicians – want to play?

If you’d like to play at Mint Street Music Festival, please contact us using our contact form or email mintstreetmusicfestival at Include some links to your music – Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp etc. We encourage applications from a wide variety of genres but please remember our festival is family-friendly, so songs which must include swear words or adult-only content are not suitable.

Band selection usually takes place in February but last minute additions to the line up can happen up to the week before the festival.

To emphasise our roots in the local community we prioritise bands based in London.

Mint Street Music Festival is a free festival run by a small not-for-profit organisation and supported by volunteers. Our annual funding enables us to pay all musicians expenses to cover travel from within London, plus food on the day. Depending on the success of our fundraising, a limited number of musicians/bands may also receive enhanced expenses or a full professional fee. Please let us know if your willingness to perform is dependent on payment.

We also advertise for bands at Vine Yard Studios, on various local websites and in

Due to a large volume of applications, unfortunately we cannot reply to everyone.

Thanks for your interest,

Mint Street Music Festival Team

Thanks to…

Thanks to our funders:

Arts Council England



Southwark Council – Borough, Bankside and Walworth Community Council

United St Saviours Charity


Also the following organisations and businesses who support the event:

Better Bankside

Blackfriars Settlement

Borough Studios


Dog Tunnel Records

London College of Communications

Mint Street Adventure Playground

PRS for Music

Rock Hippie Management


Where’s Mint Street Park?

Mint Street Park is in Borough, Southwark SE1. You can enter the park from Marshalsea Road, Southwark Bridge Road or from Mint Street.

Tube: Borough Underground Station (Northern Line) is about 5 minutes walk from the park. Just turn left from the station on to Marshalsea Road.

Buses: The 35, 40, 133, 343 and C10 stop at Borough Tube Station. There is also a 344 bus stop outside the park on Southwark Bridge Road.


South London Press – event report
Full article with pictures:

Peabody website

London SE1

What’s Free in London

Mumsnet Southwark

Rockhippie Management

The List




Press for our first festival, in 2014

A report on the festival on the Better Bankside website:

A nice write-up here from…

Curious Mum

What’s free in London

London SE1

Netmums Southwark