Events Walthamstow

South Asian arts festival to take over Lloyd Park next weekend

Dialled In promises an eclectic display of South Asian DJ, poetry, fashion, and musical talent on the 22nd of July

Credit: Dialled In

Dialled In: The Park, which took place last year at Uplands Business Park in Walthamstow is coming back to the borough for another day of South Asian beats, performances, and flavour.

The billing includes a soundsystem session by Shaka Sharan, a DJ set by radio presenter and DJ daily on Capital Xtra’s Weekday Drive Yasser, a performance by singer-songwriter and Sarangi player Amrit Kaur, the multi-hyphenate actor, DJ, rapper and producer El-Huxley, Tamil artist PRVNA, and singer-songwriter sister duo Qazi & Qazi. 

As well as music, there will be a botanical walk led with Misery and jewellery-making with Anisha Parma, which is connected to fashion designer Ashish Gupta’s new exhibition Ashish: Fall in Love and Be More Tender at William Morris Gallery. The gallery will be home to more activities and exhibition tours during the festival.

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DJs during the day include producer and DJ Ahadadream, Club Kali co-founder DJ Ritu, Bahrain duo party starters Dar Disku, Pakistan-based DJ Lyla, Pakistani-Egyptian musician, and founder of sober events space Misery Aisha Mirza and British-Tamil producer, selector, and curator GoldTooth back-to-back with My Panda Shall Fly. There will also be a whole roster of special guests on the decks and mic.

Performances will take place across two stages in Lloyd Park. Tickets are £23 with free admission for children aged 12 and under.

An after-party at Walthamstow Trades Hall will see adult revellers entertained from 9pm through 3am. 

Dialled In: The Park is on the 22nd of July from 12pm to 9pm. You can buy tickets here.

The festival is currently looking for volunteers. If you’re interested in giving your time to help run the festivities, email [email protected].

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