Record temperatures brought in record numbers this year to Paddington Covers in Norfolk Square Gardens. With everyone looking for some outdoor fun, the atmosphere was electric at this free tribute bands festival under the trees in Paddington.
The crowds loving the music.
In June, the crowds were putty in Dolly Parton’s hands; her amazing voice, sense of humour and bubbly personality were perfectly transported to Paddington by tribute artist The Dolly Show. She was followed by rock gods, the Eagles (Alter Eagles) and pop sensations, the Spice Girls (Pink Tributes). The day ended with the crowds screaming for more from rock legends, Bon Jovi (Wrong Jovi).
Dolly Parton on stage at Paddington Covers.
In July, blazing hot temperatures nor torrential rain could stop festival goers from having fun; despite us having to cut the day short. Loyal fans returned once again, with many familiar faces giving the day that unique ‘one big family’ feeling. The performances from Take on Take That, Kylie Minogue Tribute, Ultimate Elton John and Little Mix were top notch and had the crowds singing along and dancing the day away.
The rain couldn't keep this lot from having fun.
As well as great music, there was food and drink from Speck Mobile, unicorns on stilts, balloon artists, face painting and bubble madness to keep the kids entertained. We also had the privilege of hosting a stall for London-based, world renowned fashion designer Masato, who sold his signature caps and t-shirts to raise money for local homeless charities.
Facepaint, a deckchair and sunshine. A perfect Friday.
If you didn’t make it to the first two, do not fear. The summer is not over and there is one more Paddington Covers scheduled for August 31. Tributes to Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna and the Rolling Stones will take to the stage to entertain the crowds. Bring your friends and family, tell your guests and give this summer the epic send-off that it deserves, with us at Paddington Covers.
Schedule for Friday 31 August:
(45 minute sets)
Beyonce 12 noon and 4pm
Fleetwood Mac 1pm and 5pm
Madonna 2pm and 6pm
Rolling Stones 3pm and 7pm
DJ Freight Train will be keeping the party going between artists all day long.
Check out our photo galleries for June and July here.