Turning Tides

We’ve been busy, and somewhere not within our usual Shoreditch warehouse walls…

This July we’re hosting a week-long festival celebrating Greenwich Peninsula, a new creative neighbourhood for London. If you’ve heard of Manhattan’s High Line, you’ll know a bit of what to expect from The Tide, a five-kilometre cultural linear park in South London.

What’s that got to do with us? Well, from 6th-14th July Village Underground has curated the live music programme for Turning Tides festival, with completely free events designed to celebrate the best of UK and international artists, all taking place at the brand new cultural park. 


The first weekend went down a storm with over 120,000 people coming down to the Peninsula to see what the totally free events are all about, and (no doubt) to catch a glimpse of the action from artists including Mulatu Astatke, Sudan Archives and Melt Yourself Down and Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes.

And for this weekend? You’ll find Oumou Sangare, Ah! Kosmos and James Holden and the Animal Spirits, plus Dave Okumu, Laura Mvula, Nadine Shah, Beth Orton, Sam Amidon, Gruff Rhys and Rosie Lowe.

Turning Tides

On top of that, there’re installations from Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono and Scanner “Undercurrent” Sound walk, plus Riverside Feasts from Studio Morrison, Berber & Q, Pastaio by Stevie Parle and the Disappearing Dining Club.

All talks, shows and performances are totally free – find the full programme on the Greenwich Peninsula site here.