Brent celebrates Gladstonbury Festival 2013

Brent's big festival of international food, art, music and dance. took place on Sunday, 30 June, 2013, 12 to 7.30pm at Gladstone Park, Kendal Road, NW10 1JH.

Video of the day

Janet KayThe main stage showcased a variety of musicians and artists, sure to thrill a diverse audience.

Janet Kay, Victor Romero and Carroll Thompson, stars of the hit reggae show The Lovers Rock Monologues, were among the biggest attractions.

Other confirmed acts included:

  • Son Yambu, bringing the sensational sound of Cuba
  • upcoming guitarist Richard Burrell
  • Kensal Green's Hip Replacement, featuring two former members of '80s chart band Amazulu.

BMyVoice Talent Tent

Young people who fancied themselves as the next Adele or Wiley got the chance to take a step towards stardom at the BMyVoice Talent Tent.

Singers or groups (up to the age of 25) competed to perform on the main stage. 

Entertainment on the day

  • Foodies enjoyed featuring Caribbean, Mauritian and Indian dishes and more
  • Chefs from the College of North West London and other local restaurants gave cooking demonstrations 
  • Energetic dance sessions entertained visitors all day as part of the celebration of Brent Dance Month.
  • The Cycle Zone, offered free security marking and maintenance by Dr Bike and the chance to try out BMX riding. Visitors could also hop on to Wheelie Groovy's pedal bikes to help generate power for the dance area sound system
  • Free taster sessions in netball, rugby, basketball, tennis, volleyball and football took place in the Sports Zone
  • craft market with a wide range of products such as handmade jewellery, toys and clothes - and useful information at the Community Knowledge and Shopping Zone
  • craft making, temporary tattoos, face painting and dancing kept children entertained 
  • George Irvin's Funfair provided fun for all the family
  • Woofstock Dog Show - categories include prettiest pup, best rescue and best trick.