Retro Americana Festival

Events

Next 3 dates:


  • 20:00 - 23:00


  • 10:00 - 16:00


  • 10:00 - 16:00

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Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

Retro Americana Festival on Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June.

Pittville Pump Room and Park will be transformed to an all-American stars and stripes weekend to celebrate 80 years since the GIs used Pittville Pump Room as a military base, they’re going to take a step back in time to 1940s and 1950s USA.

Expect vintage fashion, dancing, live music and classic cars.

To mark the GI link, on Sunday 25 June, Retro Americana will pay a special tribute to the 1940s era.

This is a free to attend community event.

What’s Happening:

Retro Americana: 1940s dance with the Big R Big Band – Friday 24 June 2022 – 8pm – £17 – Pittville Pump Room. Get tickets here.

Retro Americana: Saturday Hoedown – Saturday 25 June 2022 – 7:30pm – £15 – Pittville Pump Room. Get tickets here.

Retro Americana: Classic American Vehicle Show – Saturday 25 June 2022, Sunday 26 June 2022 – 10am – £5 – Pittville Park. Get tickets here.

Saturday Schedule:

10.00am – Event opens with an American car drive-in

11.30am – 1.15pm Live music by The Rhythm Slingers

1.15pm – Enjoy a free dance lesson with Jimmy Hannaway and Sarah Vernon of Just Jive – Lindy Hop (No partner required)

1.45pm – 2.30pm & 3.15pm – 3.45pm Live music by Jon Clare & The Dough Boys who will be performing their distinctive boogie woogie and 1950s dance floor classics

4.00pm – American cars depart

DJ Jim Hannaway of Just Jive – Lindy Hop will be playing his very popular mix of nostalgic tunes throughout the day.

Sunday Schedule:

10.00am – Event opens with an American car drive-in

11.30am – 1.15pm Live music by Miss Franny Delight. The vintage songstress will delight you with songs from the 1920s to modern songs with a vintage twist!

1.15pm – Enjoy a free 1940s traditional dance lesson by Erica & Cliff Fowers from Swing Out Swindon 

2.00pm – 4pm – They welcome the return of the incredible Kim Cypher and her 5-piece big band

4.00pm – American cars depart

Plus guest DJ’s will be playing a mix of 1940s, swing and nostalgic tunes throughout the day

Contact details

Address:

GL52 3JE