Press Release 2017

Mint Street Music Festival 2017 is taking place on Saturday 15th of July. This FREE event combines seriously good live music with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, in a lovely park just 3 minutes from Borough Tube.

There’s a lot to love about this festival, which got a 100% satisfaction rating from the audience last year*.  Reviewers enjoyed “Music and multi-culture” “relaxed and welcoming atmosphere”, “Hanging out and enjoying different music” “Live music, dancing, atmosphere, food – everything”.

This year the line-up includes Nkomba, Norrell & the Dub Factory, Jaelee Small, From The Cave, The Hatonauts, Kalima Project and the World Wide Welshman & Beyond, plus choirs and dance displays from the internationally acclaimed Los Romberos Latin American dance group, Pioneer Dance and the Silverfit Cheerleaders. Children can join in with acts including Boppin’ Bunnies and Diddi Dance.

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2016 Gallery

See also our 2014 and 2015 Galleries.

The Mint Stage

The Stars Stage

The Adventure Stage


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