The Circus Comes To Town, Brazilian Drummers, Drag Acts and Disco Mums – Klondyke Hosts Summer of Lev 2016

The annual day of quite mad family (and couples, groups, random individuals, loners) fun is back again, promising to be bigger and crazier than before on Saturday 23rd of July, from 12pm. 

Astral Circus at Summer of Lev

What is Summer of Lev?

Summer of Lev has rightly gained a reputation as a wonderful community event. The organisers, chiefly local troublemaker and charitable do-gooder Jamie Whittaker and his many accomplices promise a day packed with entertainment for kids and grown up kids alike. In the past two years, over £5000 has been raised for charitable causes and this time around profits will be spread out into local community groups.

Whats On?

An almost overwhelming amount of acts on offer, with highlights including The Brazilian Drummers and a Fire Show in the main Klondyke field. There’ll also be a female drag act wielding air instruments for starters…

Throughout the day and evening guests are encouraged to bring a picnic – (ooh, pick some bits up at Levenshulme Market – on 10am – 4pm) and get their drinks at the bar and the pop-up Ale Tent.

There’ll be henna tattoos and face painting along with games and group yoga. A visit from Alice in Wonderland & friends and Fun with Olaf should keep children happy for a while!

Later on the music is going to go into uber-cool mode with musical treats from the Disco Mums and Veba (Groove Armada) and Lil Fee (The Whip) both hotly anticipated to get the party shimmying into the early hours.

What’s The Line Up?

Here’s a rough run down of some of the events of the day below:

12.00 – 13.00 Circus Show – Circus Tent

13.00 – 13.30 Levenshulme Choir & Ukalele band – Main Stage

13.30 – 14.15 The New Black and Blue – Main Stage

14.30 – 15.00 Street Dance – Main Stage

15.00 – 15.45 Tbc – Main Stage

15.45 – 16.30 Tbc  – Musician – Main Stage

16.45 – 17.30 Garage DJ (simultaneous circus show) – DJ tent
17.30 – 18.00 DJ PJ (simultaneous circus show) – DJ Tent
18.00 – 19.00 Audio Heroine – DJ Tent
19.00 – 20.30 Disco Mums – DJ Tent
20.30 – 21.10 Drummers and Fire Show – Field
21.00 – 22.00 Steve Taylor – Club
22.00 – 23.00 Micron – Club
23.00 – 12.00 James Holroyd – Club
12.00 – 1.00 Veba & Lil Fee – Club

What to Expect

Jamie Whittaker is clearly excited by the amount of effort others have put in to ensure this years Summer of Lev is the most spectacular yet, and reeled off just some of the other activities happening throughout the day and night to keep people entertained:
“We have 3 yoga classes, 2 adults and 1 kids Street dance class, Bouncy castles, craft making stalls, Poetry readings and Games. This year is bigger and better and if it rains we have the circus tent and the club to ensure the show goes on. “
Organiser Jamie Whittaker up to his usual mischief.
Organiser Jamie Whittaker up to his usual mischief.
This year Jamie and crew would like the profits from the event to be spread throughout some of the community groups and organisations within Levenshulme.
“We need people to continue to support this event this year more than ever as it’s funding Levenshulme based groups. Love Levenshulme, Levenshulme Good Neighbours, Levy Tea, Klondyke Community Gardens & Levenshulme Youth Group”
Astral Circus Tent at Summer of Lev

Get Your Tickets

So If you haven’t already, grab your tickets for the best party in Manchester this Saturday. Kids under 5 go free, all the ticket info here. You can also buy them from The Buttery, post – haste!


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