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All-day Festival at The Magic Garden

  • The Magic Garden Pub 231 Battersea Park Road London, SW11 4LG United Kingdom (map)

We are very proud to present a whole day of music at The Magic Garden.

Confirmed acts:


The exuberant front man from the irresistible Tankus the Henge brings his solo project - if you can really call it that. Hilarious and engaging songwriting with ragtime piano and full-blooded New-Orleans horn section in full attendance. Prepare to get your groove on as they take you several levels beyond the stratosphere.

Watch Jaz Delorean & the Eureka Movement


Faith i Branko are a passionate, virtuoso UK/Serbian-Roma duo. They released their highly anticipated debut album ‘Gypsy Lover’ on March 25th 2016 - a set of original compositions recorded with top Serbian Roma and UK artists which chronicles their shared struggles since 2009. Branko Ristic, one of the world’s foremost Gypsy Jazz Violinists, has joined with Faith Ristic, a highly charismatic and virtuosic UK Accordionist, to create a style that draws from and redefines each of their musical heritages. Recent performances include Guca Festival; Vienna Roma Fest; Sydney International Festival; Enlighten Canberra; Tasmania; Oxford Two Make; Stephen Fry BBC World Service; Sanctum at Bristol and many Balkan TV appearances. ‘Love knows no bounds’: a phrase as old as time and never truer than in the love story of this romance’s two protagonists,Faith and Branko. Their album 'Gypsy Lover' has already been voted among the top 10 World Music Albums by radio stations including Mundofonias and Spin the Record.   

The duo forms the core of their high energy live act: they combine accordion, whistles, vocals, acoustic violin, electric violin, keyboard and effects pedals to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to playful Reggae songs and frantic Kolo/Irish dances. Gypsy Jazz, Balkan, Classical, Swing and Improvisation form the core of their entirely original set - which they perform both as a duo and in collaboration. They source musicians from all over the world to play as a trio, quartet and as a highly energetic Romani/UK Orchestra: their current line-up includes double bassist Matt Webb and guitarist Ramiro Nocelli.

Watch Faith i Branko


The inimitable Harky brings his unique vibe and huge selection of tunes, covering almost every genre under the sun!

Listen to Gentle Mystics Soundsystem


Nominally, The Nightjar are an experimental folk band, having roots in various traditional musics. Their sound has developed to include close three-part harmonies, interlocking sparse guitars, field recordings and electronics. The intensity of lead singer Mo Kirby’s vocals takes the listener into a dreamlike world that is often eerie and haunting. With Mo Kirby are Pete Thomas on guitar, electronics and vocals, Sarah Ricketts on double bass and vocals and Jez Anderson on guitar and vocals.

Watch The Nightjar


58° North is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK´s most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK´s finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front. Leader Alastair Caplin is the fiery fiddler from Woodburner favourites The Langan Band.

After many evenings spent learning each other´s playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels.

Listen to 58 Degrees North


Sharp lyrics, a deft ear for melody and a knack for a killer hook. A leading figure in the East London music scene, Theo is a skilled lyricist and multi-instrumentalist with intelligent lyrics and a deft ear for melody.
Delivered in the direct and frank narrative style that marks him out as an exceptional songwriter, his songs are borne of a lifetime steeped in music and song.

Watch Theo Bard


"I born in England, grew up in Trinidad in a house full of music. Plenty singing used to take place everyday, and more so when we go Church on Sunday.. Now I in London, living as a musician. Through the highs and the lows of life, music has been there with me. Now I have to give back to music whatever I can.. Where de name come from? Well John is from 'John Doe', Blood is what we all have in common, so yuh see what I sayin... Izza 'One' ting, Izza love... I have some friends with me and we making music for all, to inspire, to heal, to dance, to educate, to enjoy, to share, to love.. And with love, we taking the music as far as possible. Bless"

Watch John Blood and the Highlys


Experimental folk grooves from Kai Carter and his band of musical genuises. A true collaboration exploring some deep percussive textures and melodic clarinet styles.

Listen to Toytown Hustle


14:00 - 15:00         58 Degrees North

15:15 - 16:00       Theo Bard

16:30 - 17:30      Toytown Hustle

18:00 - 19:00     John Blood & the Highlys

19:30 - 20:30     The Nightjar

21:00 - 22:00         Faith I Branko

2230- 2330            Jaz Delorean and the Eureka Movement

23:30 - 02:00        Gentle Mystics Soundsystem

Entry £7 on the door