London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2013
Sunday 30.06.2013 10:00
Venue : London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road E16 2QT Nearest Station: Royal Albert
Category : Gig/concert
City Showcase is helping out with the East West Music Festival at the Dragon Boat Festival 2013.
Music from 11am with City Showcase acts involved including Battle of You, Velvet Stream and pulling it all together the fabulous DJ Jean Genie
Sunday 30th June 2013
Times: 11:30am - 6pm
Admission: free to attend
Official Link: http://www.lclionsclub.co.uk
See the teams compete for glory at the Dragon Boat Festival London event and enjoy all the on shore entertainment at the London Regatta Centre by Royal Albert Docks.
London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2013 is going to be a spectacular event. The organising committee has developed a series of brand new land-based, fun-based activities, promising a day of surprises with Three Additional Festivals in ONE!
Second only to Chinese New Year in the Chinese festival calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival marks the beginning of the rainy season and the summer solstice. Celebrated for the 18th year, the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival joins other celebrations across the world for this ancient and revered tradition.
The centrepiece of the Dragon Boat Festival London event is the boat race with up to 40 dragon boat teams competing, each around 30 foot long, with traditionally strong club teams, corporate and non-corporate teams, plus 'fun-runner' and charity teams challenging for top honours. The programme for 2013 will be the best yet, with four different cups up for grabs from a revised, more competitive format. Expect plenty of colour and rousing noise as the decorated Dragon Boats race through the water, each with 16 rowers and a drummer on board.
With the continued support of The Hong Kong Executives Club and the main sponsor, The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, this riverside festival is firmly established as one of London's major annual cultural events.
As well as the chance to watch the race, the Dragon Boat Festival London event also features plenty of on shore entertainment that is bound to be popular with kids and adults alike. See the kung-fu demonstrations and lion dance and sample Chinese food and drinks at the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival and celebrate the new season in style.
East West Music Festival
On top of the Dragon Boat race, there will be the 1st East West Music Festival, featuring up-and-coming Chinese and local British pop music acts, reminiscence of the exciting cultural mix in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Food Festival
Hong Kong is well-known for its offering of high quality international restaurants as well as a large choice in Chinese regional cooking. The Hong Kong Food Festival in London aims to follow the same tradition and will bring to you a wide selection of your favourite cuisines. There will be Chinese bit-size rice parcels as well as other snacks from different reaches of the globe. Make sure you bring an empty stomach to sample all the delicacies.
Hong Kong Cultural Festival
This will be an exciting addition to the main stage programme and will be hosted jointly by TVB and Spectrum Radio. There will be martial art, traditional dance as well as Chinese song performances on stage. You can also take part in a series of special educational workshops in our dedicated "Cultural Incubator" marquees. The Cultural Festival will also feature Chinese Arts and Crafts stalls.
Yellow Rubber Duck
One of the main focus this year will be the installation of an iconic giant yellow rubber duck at the grass area. It will be the Festival mascot in 2013 as it welcomes visitors to the Festival when they arrive on the DLR.
Admission to the Dragon Boat Festival is FREE and please help us to spread the words, so they can raise more funds for charities and community groups!