The return of the Waterfront Festival


This Saturday a ton of bands and artists will be doing their thing across three stages at the Canalhouse, all in the name of charity...

Nottingham Waterfront Festival

Nottingham Waterfront Festival

Here at LeftLion, we don’t put our name to any old rubbish, So when we were asked to co-sposor the Waterfront Festival we jumped at the chance. Back for its third year, this very special link-up between I’m Not From London, Audacious Face Music and The Maze has
returned to bring one hell of a line-up to the banks of the Nottingham Canal, and LeftLion and Castle Rock Brewery are more than proud sponsors of the all-for-charity knees-up.

The setting is the same as before; a ton of bands and artists will be spread across three stages at the Canalhouse (the place with the boat and the bridge in the middle of the venue). This year, the Good Ship Waterfront is weighed down with over forty bands to have you bobbing, swaying and keeping your spirits afloat. 

You can rock out (but not with your cock out, unless you happen to be in the Gents having a Jimmy Riddle, obviously) to the likes of the raucous Dick Venom and The Terrortones, Hot Japanese Girl (rumoured to be their last ever gig!), The SmearsBaby GodzillaAlright The Captain and the almighty Pilgrim Fathers.

For those less inclined to heavy riffs there’s the soulful sounds of Nina SmithRob Green and Chris McDonald, or the gruff-voiced blues of Will Jeffrey.  Too chilled for you?  Well bounce around to the mirthful music of Hallouminati, Wholesome Fish and Manière des Bohémiens.

Chuck in some DJs, performance artists local trader stalls and you’ve got yourself a partay.
Previous events have raised loads for P.A.S.I.C (Parents of Seriously Ill Children) but this year they are raising money for two new worthy charities that are important to the local community: Nottingham Hospitals Charity and SCOPE Nottingham. The former are trying to raise £2.1 million to build a new purpose-built unit for Cystic Fibrosis patients in Notts, while the latter are raising money for airflow mattresses for disabled service users during respite care.

Kicking off at 1pm, the fun will not cease for thirteen hours - so grab your tickets now for what promises to be a blast. Unsurprisingly, the last two years have been sell-outs, so don’t be left on the shore when it all casts off.

Waterfront Festival, Saturday 23 June, the Canalhouse, 48-52 Canal Street, NG1 7EH. Tickets £5 adv.

Waterfront Festival website

Share this article

Ads by Google


comments powered by Disqus

Share Tools

Go to comments Read comments and make your own

Canalhouse bar and restaurant directory entry icon

Address Canalhouse bar and restaurant
 Canalhouse bar and restaurant
 Canal Street
 NG1 7EH
Phone 0115 9555060
Website Canalhouse bar and restaurant website

The Waterfront Festival 2012 calendar icon

At Canalhouse bar and restaurant on 23/06/2012

Category: Music
Price: £5 (for charity)
Times: 2pm - 2am
Link: External webpage
Export:Google calendar
 Outlook / Ical

LeftLion Magazine

Read our entire archive online

LeftLion Magazine
more info

Event Listings alt

There aren't any tickets available for sale. view all events

Most read this monthalt

  • LeftLion Magazine #60
    With Stuart Pearce, Shaun Derry, Sleaford Mods, Gallery 47, Lenton Flats, Soul Buggin', DiY, D'Israeli, Ross Noble and more...
  • LeftLion Magazine #59
    With Rankin, London Grammar, Ronika, World War I, Kogumaza, Sneinton Arts Scene and the eighties miners strikes
  • Brief history of Gunn Crime
    An overview of the criminal careers of Bestwood Cartel leaders and 'Godfathers' of Nottingham gang crime, Colin and David Gunn
  • Murdered By My Boyfriend
    This new, one-off BBC Three drama is based on the true story of a Nottingham girl who suffered at the hands of domestic abuse
  • A Canadian at London 2012
    "I want to lose myself in the joyous atmosphere of the world’s middle class getting together to cheer on its fastest and best at throwing heavy objects"
  • Stuart Pearce
    "I don't think I could have finished my life without managing Nottingham Forest"
  • Five Reasons Why Grandmaster Flash Changed The Game
    The man who introduced the medium of hip hop to the mainstream will grace the stage of Nottingham this Sunday at The Approach
  • Paul Kaye on Sid Vicious
    "What tepid and conservative times we live in by comparison. Kids didn't tweet their idols back then, they gobbed at them"
  • Pick of the Week: 28 July - 3 August
    A bit of this and a bit of that make for loads of fun things to do this week
  • Nottingham Riverside Festival
    This weekend is Nottingham's largest free festival with up to 120,000 people heading for the shows, fairs and a monster firework display

Related video alt

LeftLion on Facebook


Ads by Google