THE PLAYGROUND PARTY
Saturday 11th July 2015
Tickets for the Playground Party are available online here:
…And from Jumbo
Records, St Johns Centre, Leeds (Purchases may be subject
to administration fee.)
…And from Garforth Library & One Stop Centre, Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1EH,
0113 224 3291
Tickets for all events are now available from:
Library & One Stop Centre
Information line: Tel: 0113 212 7144
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this to avoid Spam)
Single: £25.00 (Standard)
Single: £21.00 (Concession see here for details)
Family: £60.00 (2 adults & 2 under 16s OR 1 adult &
3 under 16s)
Under 5s go free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Discounts available for local residents for further information
please see ticket terms and conditions
THE PLAYGROUND PARTY
Sat 11th July 2015, 2:00pm 11:00pm
THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES
Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, are a British
music institution whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the UK music scene for well over two
decades. In the wake of the 25th anniversary of Acid Jazz (the label that signed ‘The Heavies’ in 1990),
2013 saw the release their first full studio album in nearly seven years: ‘Forward’, featuring
original vocal collaborator N’Dea Davenport and introducing new vocalist Dawn Joseph.
Over the years The Brand New Heavies have been responsible for some of the UK’s biggest R & B/ soul
tracks, scoring 16 top 40 singles including ‘Dream On Dreamer’ and ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, as well as over
two million album sales.
Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth
Lakeman has successfully steered English folk into the mainstream with high-energy performances and a
series of best-selling albums including his current album WORD OF MOUTH which entered the charts at
No.20 on release in February 2014 to rave reviews:
“…his finest in years.”
FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE
His first record was released in 1995 by Tabu/Motown, followed four years
later by Shoki Shoki (MCA), which garnered widespread critical acclaim. In 2001 he
collaborated with Common and Mos Def on Fight to Win, an effort to
cross over to a mainstream audience, and started touring the United States with Jane’s
Addiction. In 2004 he opened New Afrika Shrine, his club, where he recorded the live
album Africa Shrine.
After a 4-year absence due to personal setbacks, he re-emerged in 2008 with Day by
Day and Africa for Africa in 2010, for which he received two Grammy
nominations. In 2012 he was both inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame (the most prestigious
music awards in Nigeria), was the opening act on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European arena
tour and became an Ambassador for Amnesty International.
He continues to expand the diversity of his artistry on his current album No Place for My
Dream (2013) while continuing to an enormous figure in the stand for Africa and human rights
– as well as a judge on Nigeria’s huge TV show Nigerian Idol !
Few can genuinely carry the title a “living legend”. Femi Kuti is certainly one of them.
“Femi is an upgraded model of his father, Fela, leaner, enhanced for clubland, sonically
“One of the true giants of African music”
BBC BIG BAND feat. CLARE TEAL
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading and most versatile
Orchestras, The BBC Big Band continues to delight audiences around the world through their broadcasts
on BBC Radio and their live performances at some of the UK’s premier events and venues – including
Proms in the Park, The Royal Albert Hall and the Bridgewater Hall, to name a few.
“A wonderful band!”
“They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as
Clare Teal is one of the UK’s most celebrated and much loved jazz singers, as well as a prolific recording
artist and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster. To date she has recorded and released 13 albums to public and
critical acclaim. Her stunning voice, encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, swing and big band music, and her
innate warmth and wit have made Clare one of the most sought after singers and broadcasters in the
“Clare has a timeless sound to her voice and classic touch”
“The new first lady of Jazz”
Imagine the raw power of African voices in harmony; the
pounding rhythm of Africa blended with the explosive energy of a live
This young and vibrant group of Zulu performers and
seasoned musicians from UK reach back into the past to
combine ancient tradition with contemporary
UBUNYE are currently touring the UK delivering a soulful-
goose bump inducing-performance of original pieces
cleverly fused with Southern African songs.
Its a total multi-cultural experience.
GARFORTH JAZZ ROCK BAND
Formed in 2003 GJRB has gone on to become one of the busiest
and best youth jazz ensembles in the country, performing all
over the UK, and touring Ireland, Germany and
…plus much more