Music and performance

Programme

Main Stage

12:00 Festival opened by Michelle Collins
12:15 The Mighty Heartache
12:40 Luke Carey
13:05 This Escape of Ours 
13:35 Natsuma
14:00 WesLi D
14:20 Dell Richardson
14:40 Mantis Defeats Jaguar
15:10 Pat ‘Have Mercy’s’ Funk, Soul and Pop Summer Sounds
15:40 Nifty Fifty ‘50-50’ Quiz with Kate Galston 
15:55 Maisy Fox
16:05 Mash-up Quiz
16:20 Jem Wax
16:45 Pat ‘Have Mercy’s’ Reggae Summer Sounds  
17:00 Raffle with Harriet Thorpe
17:30 Neon Lights

Community Stage

12:05 Archer Academy Jazz Band
12:30 Highgate Primary School Choir
12:55 Fortitude Dance Company
13:25 Martin Primary School Choir
13:50 Madhuriya School of Classical Indian Dance
14:15 East Finchley’s Got Talent highlights
14:40 Fixation Academy of Performing Arts
15:10 Patrick’s Jazz Class
15:40 Brookland School Choir
16:05 Ned Ashcroft
16:30 Christ’s College Finchley
16:55 Sing Mama Sing 
17:20 Counterpoint Dance
17:40 R Voices Choir


Your hosts

Community Stage:
Nick Allan
Main Stage:
Kate Galston
Main Stage:
Pat ‘Have Mercy’ Leacock

Artist profiles
Counterpoint Dance
17:20, Community Stage

Over 55s dance group creating a vibrant new image of the older person, which challenges the sedate image of older people and their abilities!

East Finchley’s Got Talent
14:15, Community Stage

Highlights from the 2024 EFGT talent show: Reuben Freeman (drums) and Eila Zecevic (acoustic guitar & vocals)

Fixation Academy of Performing Arts
14:40, Community Stage

Dance and performance by children from the multi-award winning performing arts academy.

Fortitude Dance Company
12:55, Community Stage

Fortitude Dance Company is a creative and exciting dance company providing dance and circus classes for all ages.

Highgate Primary School Choir
12:30, Community Stage

Highgate Primary School Choir, led by Hilla Moshenson, was recently awarded the Iris Macer Shield at the North London Music Festival where it achieved first place and distinctions.

Jem
16:20 Main Stage

Upcoming local singer/songwriter producer Jem has a kaleidoscopic personal style, combining R&B/soul and Hip-Hop with a fresh pop perspective. Jem and band have been an active presence in the London live music scene, and recently playing her headline show in Camden to launch her next single Bo Peep.

Luke Carey
12:30, Main Stage

Muswell Hill singer-guitarist Luke Carey has drawn inspiration from the likes of Jamie T, Ed Sheeran, Eminem and Damien Rice, to craft his own unique style into his songwriting.

Madhuriya
13:50, Community Stage

Madhuriya School of Classical Indian Dance co-evolves Indian Classical and Western art forms. They will perform Odissi, one of the eight classical Indian dance forms, which originated in the eastern state of Odisha in India.

Mantis Defeats Jaguar
14:40, Main Stage

MDJ are a dynamic four-piece Nu-Metal band drawing inspiration from hip hop, metal, and funk, to create a sound reminiscent of the fusion between the fiery energy of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the raw power of Rage Against The Machine.

Maisy Fox
15:55, Main Stage

Finchley singer-songwriter Maisy Fox performs ballads, with a guitar accompaniment.

The Mighty Heartache
12:15, Main Stage

Rock’n’roll with the swagger and heart of the 70s, the spirit of the 60’s, and a dollop of country and rockabilly. Think, Elvis C meets Elvis P with the energy of the Clash, the raunch of The Stones, all mixed up in Nashville and dropped into the heart of the East Finchley Delta.

Natsuma
13:35, Main Stage

East Finchley-based Natsuma makes tunes in her shed. Along with being a singer-songwriter, she’s a multi-instrumentalist who loves the craft of music and does lots of it. She studied at the renowned BRIT school and has supported Glenn Tillbrook amongst others.

Ned Ashcroft
16:05, Community Stage

Singer-guitarist Ned Ashcroft continues to gain critical acclaim for his lyricism and his rare fusion of Soul, Jazz and Rap. In 2023 he independently released his first work, a 15-song Triple Album, “Softness”, which has received favourable comparisons to Loyle Carner, Paolo Nutini and Bill Withers.

Ned Ashcroft
Neon Lights
17:30, Main Stage

East Finchley “supergroup” Neon Lights was put together specially for the 2022 East Finchley Festival and features your hosts Kate Galston and Pat “Have Mercy” Leacock, joined by Dave Quirke, Andy Kremer and Martin Bush.
They’ll be performing funky disco pop-tastic versions of 80s and 90s classics.

DJ Pat “Have Mercy” Leacock
15:10 & 16:45, Main stage

East Finchley’s very own MOBO Award-winning DJ Pat ‘Have Mercy’ Leacock, founder of the instrumental jazz, funk and soul band “The MercyZone”

A Published poet who was named the UK’s 16th happiest person by The Independent. Pat will be laying down Super Summer DJ Sets for everyone to enjoy.

Patrick’s Jazz Class
15:10, Community Stage

Festival Favourites Patrick’s Jazz Class are a 7-piece jazz guitar ensemble, fronted by Stephany Clark

R Voices
17:40, Community Stage

Community choir based at The Clissold Arms, East Finchley, singing soul, rock, pop, folk, disco and more. Called “a brilliant non-conformist choir of everyday people” by Time Out Magazine.

This Escape of Ours
13:05, Main Stage

Experimental rap-hip hop fusion from London-based rapper Simi Saggar

WesLi D
14:00 Main Stage

WesLi D is a boundary-pushing artist and producer form North West London, redefining UK underground and alternative rap. With a versatile blend of melodic, bouncy, and introspective styles, Wesli D’s sonic expression knows no limits.