London’s newest outdoor venue – London Pleasure Gardens opens in spectacular fashion this weekend as the first of a number of festivals on the site gets underway.
Featuring acts including Alabama 3, Ragga Twins, Ska Cubano, and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Paradise Gardens Festival will also have performers, a pyrotechnic display by the team behind the Titanic anniversary show in Belfast, a craft fair, village fete and all the trappings of a festival.
The site, which will be a permanent fixture and features music, arts, cafes and bars, a pop-up hotel and sculpture park, was created on an old industrial site at The Royal Docks.
It aims to bring a 21st century version of London’s historic Pleasure Gardens to The Royal Victoria Docks. Forthcoming events include the renowned electronic music festival Bloc, Europe’s largest Latin festival Carnaval del Pueblo and the BT River of Music’s Africa Stage.