Seven Dials Spotlight, a free music and performance festival
On Saturday 19 August, Spotlight, the free one-day music and entertainment festival, returns to shopping and dining destination Seven Dials. Between noon and 6pm the area will be transformed into a traffic free, entertainment hot spot where visitors can enjoy a series of live performances on the main stage, as well as exclusive activities and promotions in more than 95 shops and restaurants.
The open-air stage will showcase an impressive line-up of performances, including Disney’s smash hit West End musicals The Lion King and Aladdin, new West End musical Five Guys Named Moe, indie choir Some Voices, British pop singer Whinnie Williams, 2017 Glastonbury performers Old Dirty Brasstards, Marawa's Majorettes plus The House & Garage Orchestra. It will be hosted by author, TV and radio presenter Laura Jackson.
In between performances, visitors can shop independent boutiques and flagship stores offering exclusive in-store discounts and promotions. Brands offering 20% off on the day include jeweller Dinny Hall, Larsson & Jennings watches, health and beauty brand Neal’s Yard Remedies, new café concept BOKI and glasses specialist Ollie Quinn which will also be offering free pom pom workshops. Malin + Goetz will be offering a free dog grooming service outside its store in collaboration with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, while Nordic Bakery will be giving out mini versions of its famous cinnamon buns for free.
All shopped out? Visit the pop-up chill out area around the Dial, complete with deck chairs and summer lawn, or head to the free glitter station to decorate your face and hair. Other festival activities will include a GIF photo booth, free fashion illustrations, additional live music stages throughout the area and a pop-up bar with free cocktails from Monmouth Kitchen (situated on Earlham Street).
Don’t miss the top restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, all with al-fresco dining. With an all-day dining menu at Rosa's Thai Cafe and Mon Plaisir, a barbecue from cured meat specialists Cure + Cut, pizza and cocktails at Escapologist and Portuguese specialities at Canela, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
To find out more about Spotlight, visit SevenDials.co.uk and follow @7DialsLondon for live updates.