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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 2nd March 2019 and it’s a Big Band Special – with live music from the 19-piece, 1930’s styled Down for the Count Big Band!
Get your tickets today!

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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.

On Saturday 2nd March 2019 we’ll be hosting the seventh Rhythm Junction London at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill – and we’re even more excited than usual because it’s going to be a Big Band Special! For the first time ever, our band Down for the Count will be expanding to 19 musicians and singers, creating an authentic 1930’s style big band for your dancing and listening pleasure.

Rhythm Junction London has been described as “the next big thing on the swing music and dance calendar” – this year more than ever – so get your tickets now and join us for another great vintage night!

Rhythm Junction London is sponsored by Vivien of Holloway.

Line-up

Check out the line-up for Rhythm Junction London 2019:

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 – and you don’t need a partner – so there’s no reason not to get involved.

Nikki Santilli is a much-loved 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 Big Band

As always, Rhythm Junction London features The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra – but this year, for the first time ever, they will be performing as a 19-piece big band in true 1930s style!

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 bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life – but are not afraid to try something new, keeping audiences on their toes!

As much fun to watch as to dance to, in 2018 alone Down for the Count have performed at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, The London Jazz Festival, and in Paris at the oldest jazz club in Europe. They always put on a great show that is guaranteed to get you dancing!

 

House of Amelia

Between sets, we’re delighted to welcome back top swing DJ House of Amelia who will keep you dancing with a great selection of vintage classics.

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

The Venue

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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 for those of you who want to just sit and enjoy the fabulous live music.

Downstairs there is a bar and cafe serving great food – so arrive early to eat dinner before we open the doors to the dance hall at 6pm.

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Gallery

A selection of pictures from previous Rhythm Junction London events.

Thanks to Marcus Charter for these photos.

 

Testimonials

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

This was an epic night. When Down for the Count plays, you know you are in for treat! Excellent ability to entertain not only ears but also dancers! The whole dancefloor was packed with dancers. What can be better? That was an epic night and you should cry if you missed it!

Don Mazonas

Getting here

 

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

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

Tickets

Tickets are available as follows:

Advance ticket: £17 (booking fee included), available until 6pm on the event day
On the day: £20, available on the door (no booking fee) or online (booking fee applies)

Available now from DesignMyNight!

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If there are tickets left on the night, they will be available on the door for £20. However we often sell out so advance booking is strongly recommended!