MUST DO: Gala festival, Brockwell Park

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Dozens of top food purveyors including Peckham’s Forza Win. Plus live music, DJs and local breweries


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Last year’s festival. Photo: PR
Transforming the top bit of Brockwell Park, one of south London’s newest festies is to take place this year on the last May bank holiday weekend.

The idea with Gala, which had some teething problems on its first outing to say the least, is a community-driven event with a focus on “premium” local food and drink.

This year, Brixton’s original streetfood megastars Honest Burgers will be in situ with a brand new food truck – an old Ministry of Defence Land Rover from the mid-90s (naturally) – serving classics from their menu (we still rate the chicken burger best).

Peckham’s Forza Win will be hosting a 100-seater pop-up restaurant running three sittings during the day (expect steaks, seasonal salads, fresh Italian antipasti and delicious sweets); while The Joint, Made Of Dough, Killa Dilla, Bill Or Beak, Chicken Shop, Kricket and more will be on hand to supply plenty of other lipsmacking options.

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Drinks will be dished up by Brixton Brewery, Canopy Beer and Peckham’s Brick Brewery. And last but not least, music comes courtesy of Studio 54’s Nicky Siano, Crazy P, legendary Paradise Garage DJs and ace queer party-starters Horse Meat Disco.

Late Night Tuff Guy will round things off playing a tribute set to Brixton boy David Bowie. Let’s hope for all involved that things go a lot more smoothly this year.

Gala Festival takes place 12midday – 1030pm on Sun 28th May, Brockwell Park. Limited tickets are available from just £25 here.

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