Groovy gravy, you lovely people! It’s on! Yer South Norwood Community Festival, that is – and with the weather looking not completely pants, proud SoNo garage-hooligans The Boston Brew will be taking the Main Stage mid-afternoon to offer you a selection of pounding performances artfully chosen for optimum jumping around like a loon crowd-pleasing pleasure. Brew Krew disciples may well recall the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the band’s attendance at last year’s event, so the chaps are even more determined to serve up something special this time around.
And it’s not just The Brew are gonna rock your universe – stick around for sets from plenty other SoNo scenesters, including long-time Brew buddies Ruby Red plus, rounding off the day to punky perfection, Los Coños. Promises to be one helluva day and one you miss at your peril. The day runs from 10am-6pm with two live stages, local arts ‘n’ crafts, classic car show, medieval sword blatting, beer tent (if the council killjoys ‘trust’ us to drink in public this year), more food stalls than sticks can be shook at and a humungous funfair to dump the kids in while you join your fellow funlovers for a spot of festival-style freakout.
Getting here is easy. If you’s local, take a 196, 75, 197, 312, 130, 157, 410 & 468 (468 is 5-10 minutes walk). If you’s not, get a Southern or Overground train to Norwood Junction station, exit the main entrance, walk past the Cherry Trees pub then turn left into Cargreen Road. Sod it, here’s a map. Oh yeah, for reasons no one knows, dogs, alcohol and glass bottles aren’t allowed and they will search your intimate parts for these items so best not bother.
Finally, a major shout out to everyone that showed up for The Brew’s return to live mayhem at The White Lion last Saturday. The band had a blast and got the impression plenty of others did too. Nice to see plenty of hardcore Brew Krew plus a whole bunch of new faces who may not have known The Boston Brew beforehand, but sure as hell did once they’d finished an incendiary hour-plus of uplifting aural intoxication. Thanks as ever to Clarry, the DB5s and all the lovely folk at the Lion – here’s hoping the new management don’t fuck up one of South London’s best-vibed venues.