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The perfect way to spend a summer’s evening, the Gloucester Rooftop Festival will bring the sound of music to the city from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 July 2019, bringing together local, national and international artists together on the same stage.
Transforming the joint rooftop of King’s Walk multi-storey and Eastgate Centre carparks into a vibrant hub of theatre and music, the festival offers an eclectic mix of classical music, hip hop, R&B, pop, rap, rock and spoken word.
With a rooftop bar and delicious food available, the Gloucester Rooftop Festival has all the elements for an unforgettable summer experience.
SoGlos has listed the events below; for more information and to buy tickets visit rooftopgloucester.com directly.
Community Sings and CommUnity Unlimited, from 7pm
A one-off show overlooking the city, enjoy soaring music and amazing spoken word performances from Community Sings and CommUnity Unlimited
JBSF collective, JSSO Project and Rider Shafique. To keep things interesting, guest pop up collaborations combine Grove Thembe, Griz-O, Yogi Beats and JPDL.
What’s more, there will be a viewing of a new short documentary about Gloucester’s underground hip hop spoken word culture.
The Multi-Story Orchestra with Upsurge, from 8pm
Joining together with local musicians, The Multi-Story Orchestra will perform a rare fusion of hip hop, R’n’B, pop, rap and spoken word. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear a live orchestra merge with grime, hip hop and R’n’B artists.
UPSURGE DJ Takeover, from 8.45pm
The Multi-Story Orchestra’s musicians and artists from The Music Works’ UPSURGE programme will mash up with DJs to get the party atmosphere going. Eyez & Sleepa and Yogi Beats will be tearing up the decks whilst Grove, JPDL and Griz-O will be taking over the mic.
Patawawa, from 7pm
Tipped by NME and compared to Chic to Madonna and Two Door Cinema Club and Foals, enjoy DIY disco trio Patawawa who will reimagine urban beats combined with raw, rhythmic storytelling; BAC Beatbox Academy will present new gig-theatre that’s inspired by the classic story of power and persecution.
Session, from 8.15pm
Bristol performance company Still Houses will team up with Steppaz Performing Arts Academy and London’s music production legend, Empire Sounds to bring an explosive night of dance and live music.
Leading the show will be an ensemble of young dancers who encompass hip hop, contemporary folk and Afrobeats, bringing together elements of youth, community and a sense of belonging. No matter what age you are, this is an event you will not want to miss.
Headphone Disco, from 1.30pm
Families can look forward to a headphone disco, featuring a Disney sing-a-long channel with all the classics. Choose your channel and sing and dance to all the top hits this summer.
Sunday will finish with another Session, providing a fantastic end to the festival.
For more information and to buy tickets visit rooftopgloucester.com directly.
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