Bicycle Music Festival Comes to London June 5-6


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Bicycle Music Festival Coming to London in June

Event: 5th and 6th June

Four and a half thousand miles (7,500km), some 19 cities spread across 10 countries...

So, just a typical music tour, then? Well, not quite – because Kipchoge Spencer and his band the Ginger Ninjas along with four other bands known collectively as the Pleasant Revolution are doing it on bicycles. The musicians are carrying all their instruments and equipment on specially converted bikes known as Xtracycles and all performances are powered by pedal power with the cycles connected to generators to power the 1200watt PA system.

On 5 and 6 June the musical entourage comes to the UK capital and in good old London style we have organised a beautiful reception for them with six performances from British bands in different locations across town – which we’re calling the Bicycle Music Festival London.

Below are the venues:

Saturday 5 June

9:00 - 10:00 Kick-off for breakfast in Islington at Look Mum No Hands Bicycle Cafe
11:00 - 13:00 On to London Fields, Hackney
14:00 - 16:00 Stepping Stones Farm, Stepney  
17:00 - 19:00 Surrey Docks City Farm
21:00 - late Chill out at The Pangea Project, Stamford Hill

Sunday 6 June

12:00 - 19:00 Camden Green Fair Regents Park  

The bands making up the Pleasant Revolution are:

  • The Ginger Ninjas love groove, folk funk roots and mountain music 
  • The Genie avant-garde guitarist, performer and scratch guitar
  • CelloJoe: Combining cello with beatbox
  • Amanda Mora: Blending shades of 20-40’s jazz and swing, folk, acoustic pop, Americana
  • StitchCraft: Soulful lyrics and melodious voice, with flamenco, old time, and African-inspired finger picking

After London Pleasant Revolution will travel to Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Vienna, Budapest, Lyon, Toulouse, Barcelona and finishing in Lisbon having covered 4,500miles (7,500km)

Useful links: BMF Tour website | BMF London on Facebook