Don’t let a little rain put you off – Beckenham Festival TODAY, 2pm Croydon Rd Rec – Kids under 10 go free

An afternoon in Croydon Road Recreation Ground to celebrate David Bowie (Beckenham’s most famous former Beckenham resident, the legacy of the Arts Laboratory he co-founded, and the sensational Free Festival that Arts Lab members staged on the Bandstand in the park in 1969) and raise money to restore the Bandstand

Gates open at 2 pm for the Festival which will see 3 hours of live music from 3 to 6. The Thin White Duke a Bowie tribute band will perform 5 Bowie numbers including ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘Space Oddity’. There will also be 30 arts & craft stalls, food and refreshment stalls, Bowie themed face painting and a raffle. A modest entry fee of £5 for each adult will raise funds to restore the historic bandstand. Kids under 10 go free.

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