Brixton Splash is a cultural explosion held annually on the first Sunday of August every year. The successful Street festival has grown each year and in 2010 included one main stage for local talent, 4 street sound systems playing everything from Reggae and Rocksteady to Dubstep and Jungle, and an arts and crafts area in St Matthew’s Peace Garden for the very first time. It truly is an advert for multiculturalism, with something for everyone to enjoy and participate in.
Brixton is an area with a wealth of artistic talent, and when you visit the event there is every chance that the people you see on stage will go on to become the next big thing. For example, in 2010, Katy B headlined the event performing with the Illersapiens. She went onto be one of 2010′ biggest hits, releasing two singles in the UK top ten, ‘Katy on a mission’ featuring Benga, and ‘Lights Out’ featuring Ms Dynamite.
Brixton Splash 2012
This year’s theme in honour of the Jamaica 50 celebrations is ‘Out of Many, One People’.
We are delighted that this year’s event has been listed on the Jamaican High Commission’s Official Events Calendar for the celebrations of Jamaica 50. This year’s event will celebrate this special anniversary and its connection to the Brixton Community in a wide variety of ways.
‘Made in Jamaica’ – Jamaican National one of longest standing and proudest supporters of Brixton Splash will be creating a showcase for Brixtonians and visitors alike to come and sample the finest that Jamaica has to offer in food, drinks and produce.
Watch this space as we confirm artists, stalls and activities for the day that will ensure that Brixton is the very heart of Jamaica 50 celebrations.