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 14th April 2018.
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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 14th April 2018 we’ll be hosting the sixth Rhythm Junction London at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill. It has been described as “the next big thing on the swing music and dance calendar” – so put the date in your diaries now and join us for another great vintage night!

Rhythm Junction London is sponsored by Vivien of Holloway.


Check out the line-up for Rhythm Junction London 2018:

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.


Pat da Kat

Between sets, we’re delighted to welcome back top swing DJ Pat da Kat 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 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.

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.



A selection of pictures from previous Rhythm Junction London events.

Thanks to Dave Parsons, Sophie Gordon and Steve Tagg-Randall for these photos.


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


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.


Tickets are available as follows:

Advance ticket: £15 plus booking fee, available until 6pm on the event day
On the day: £20 plus booking, available on the door or online

Available now via DesignMyNight

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!