After the news that Vintage at Goodwood festival was cancelled. The event has risen again as Vintage Festival and will now take place at London’s Southbank Centre
Vintage is the brainchild of designers Gerardine and Wayne Hemingway (see picture above). The family friendly music and fashion led celebration of creative British cool from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s and fashion festival arrived on the festival scene last year, and was scheduled to make a return, however founders Lord March and Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway have parted company and the event has relocated to the capital.
Vintage 2011 will be taking place from Friday 29th until Sunday 31st July with the 21 acre South Bank site transformed into a Vintage wonderland. All the clubs, bands, fashions, art, and design, film, shops, vintage retailers, dance lessons, makeovers, workshops that made Vintage 2010 so memorable will be there along with some new Thames boat party surprises. Last year saw the festival host the first performance by Sandie Shaw for over twenty years.
Th festival will be housed in The Royal Festival Hall, The Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, The British Film Institute, the shops, restaurants and bars and the Thames Embankment itself.
Vintage on the South Bank features an inspirational line-up of world renowned bands, DJs, collectors from each decade as well as current bands and brands inspired by Britain’s rich creative heritage. Vintage will feature a line-up of catwalk shows, hands on creative experiences with a gathering of over 200 of the finest purveyors of vintage clothing, accessories, and homewares in a Vintage Marketplace running for hundreds of metres along The Thames.
Visitors can have their hair + make up done in a iconic style, can take part in fashion, design and art workshops and the best dressed get their chance to strut their stuff on the Vintage Catwalk.
By night the whole of the Southbank complex will be transformed into a series of evocative set dressed venues, complimented by a flotilla of party boats, cruising The Thames on a summer evening specialising in genres from funk, to electro swing.
The British Film Institute will also host three days of 20th century classic and iconic movies, Public Information films and documentaries.
Ticket prices have not yet been confirmed and are not yet on sale.