added: 17 Jul 2014 // by: Alex Butler
Norman Jay MBE and his brand new festival, Good Times In The Park, has just announced its brilliant first round of artists performing this September in London. Taking place outside of the Notting Hill Carnival for the first time in their 30 year history, this is a momentous time for Good Times - the festival is a whole new chapter in their illustrious musical history.
Taking place over Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September, Good Times In The Park will be the biggest and best Good Times party ever held, set over three stages. Norman has handpicked the lineup, featuring iconic music pioneers from club and festival culture.
Norman says: "I am really excited with the names we can announce now, and there are lots of amazing artists to be revealed soon, who will make this an incredible festival. The response to Good Times In The Park has already been overwhelming, with messages of support from all over the world, and I feel genuinely humbled by this incredible show of support for what we are creating. Trust me, what we have got planned is going to really amaze everyone, there are some heavyweight names to come.
'We are creating something which will take Good Times to the next level. The festival will feature live stage entertainment, club deejays and will support exciting young British talent - everything we and our loyal fans would clearly embrace and enjoy at a Good Times event. We look forward to welcoming you all to our biggest adventure yet in the land of music!'
Musical friends joining Norman include ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Chaka Khan, with an exclusive UK performance. The international music icon has sold millions of albums, spanning four illustrious decades. Chaka says: 'I am thrilled to be performing at Good Times In The Park with Norman Jay at his new festival. I love London and the UK and can't wait to be a part of this event!'
Other acts joining Norman Jay MBE and The Good Times' Collective include: acid jazz purveyors, The Brand New Heavies; riotous party-starters The Cuban Brothers; reggae and dancehall legend David Rodigan; London's dub, bass and big beat band, Dub Pistols; drum and bass pioneer Goldie; Soul II Soul founder and double GRAMMY Awardwinner Jazzie B; the Mercury, Brit and MOBO award-winning Ms Dynamite; London's underground iconic promoters, Secretsundaze (guest DJs TBA); and original house music don Terry Farley.
Part of the festival's emphasis is also focusing on supporting new talent with the Good Times seal of approval. Jamal Edwards' of SBTV will be hosting the Spotlight Arena over the weekend.
Norman has enlisted Street Feast, the nomadic street food circus, to provide the food experience across the festival. Street Feast has taken London by storm since launching two years ago. They have raised the bar for food traders with a pioneering format of amazing food, good vibes and beautiful stalls.
Good Times In The Park is a fully inclusive weekend event, embracing community vibes and carnival party atmosphere for all ages. Good Times has been a staple part of Notting Hill Carnival for over 30 years and do intend to return in the future. This September it is all about bringing the Good Times to Norman's very own festival!
Norman Jay MBE and The Good Times' Collective, Chaka Khan (UK exclusive), The Brand New Heavies, The Cuban Brothers, David Rodigan, Dub Pistols, Goldie, Jazzie B, Ms Dynamite, Secretsundaze (guest DJs TBA), Terry Farley and many more acts to be revealed soon.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September, London W12
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW - www.goodtimesinthepark.com