Welcome to the home of Rhythm Junction London – a celebration of live vintage music and dance presented by Down for the Count Festivals.

The next Rhythm Junction London will take place on Saturday 8th April 2017sign up to our mailing list and you’ll be the first to know when tickets go on sale!


Rhythm Junction London is a celebration of vintage music and dance presented by Down for the Count Festivals.

Reviving the glamour of the Swing Era, Rhythm Junction London puts live swing music centre-stage and offers dancers and music fans an unmissable vintage night out on the town.

Following the success of events in 2014 and 2015, the team refined the concept and in 2016 delivered the best Rhythm Junction London yet.

Rhythm Junction London has been described as “the next big thing on the swing music and dance calendar” – so put Saturday 8th April 2017 in your diaries now and join us for another great vintage night!


Check out the line-up for Rhythm Junction London 2016:


Nikki Santilli

Vintage dancer Nikki Santilli will teach you a solo jazz routine at the start of the evening. You’ll love this class, whether you’ve been dancing for 5 minutes or 5 years! Whilst the lesson is optional, it’s suitable for complete beginners so there’s no reason not to get involved.

Nikki Santilli is a professional vintage jazz dancer who performs, teaches and choreographs for arts venues, corporate events, schools, weddings and adult evening classes.

A familiar face on London’s swing scene for over ten years, she has also appeared on TV, film and the London stage. Nikki specialises in Jazz Roots and Balboa.


Down for the Count

As always, Rhythm Junction London features The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra – one of the UK’s most popular swing bands.

Renowned on the vintage scene for their unique sound and energetic performance, Down for the Count have been described by Twinwood Festival as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene.” They are a “mini big band” and bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life – they swing just like a full-scale dance orchestra but are not afraid to try something new, keeping audiences on their toes!

As much fun to watch as to dance to, Down for the Count have performed at The London Swing Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club and Hideaway Streatham and put on a great show that is guaranteed to get you dancing.


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Pat da Kat

Between sets, legendary DJ Pat da Kat will keep you dancing with a great selection of vintage classics.

One of the longest established DJs on the London scene, Pat can be found DJing every month at the Hollywood Boogie at the Royston Ballroom, Penge, South London.

With an eclectic mix of big band, trad jazz, jive and rock’n’roll music, there is something for everyone in each of Pat’s sets – and whilst you’re welcome to sit and enjoy the evening’s proceedings, we defy you to stay still when Pat is on the decks!

The Venue


The venue for Rhythm Junction London is the glorious Tabernacle in London’s cultural Notting Hill carnival district.

This incredible space is used for film, theatre, television and live gigs – and now swing dancing!

Dancers will love the wooden floor close to the stage, whilst the seats in the balcony provide a great view of all the action.



A selection of pictures from previous Rhythm Junction London events in 2014 and 2015.

Thanks to Dave Parsons and Sophie Gordon for these photos.

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Huge Kudos to Down for the Count for putting on a great festival – Rhythm Junction London seemed to be a great success. Thanks guys.


Simon Whiteside

A huge thank you for such a fun and enjoyable night at Rhythm Junction! I can’t remember the last time I got so hot and… er, glowed from so many crazy fast, crazy silly, daft and dizzy dances. THANK YOU to all my wonderful leads. Every dance a winner.


Nikki Santilli

Getting here


The Tabernacle
34-35 Powis Square
Notting Hill
W11 2AY

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Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park and Notting Hill Gate Underground stations are all a short walk from The Tabernacle.


The next Rhythm Junction London will take place on Saturday 8th April 2017 – sign up to our mailing list and be the first to know when tickets go on sale!