On Sunday 23 April, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, invites Londoners and visitors to the capital to enjoy an afternoon of free, family-friendly entertainment in Trafalgar Square to mark St George’s Day.
The celebrations will be hosted by British television presenter, actress and Heart radio broadcaster, Zoe Hardman, and co-hosted by Dave Chameleon MC. There will be a wide range of live music, entertainment and traditional food stalls.
From noon-6pm, the main stage entertainment will include comedy from Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy, performances by Dave Chameleon MC, the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and music will provided by DJ Sir Francis, Sam & The Womp, and brass band Das Brass.
Musicians Faith Palmer, Bandini, and WestM* will also perform on stage after winning the opportunity through the ‘Your Chance To Shine’ competition.
Alongside the main stage, there will be comedy magic from Storm in a Teacup, a live show by comic waiter Ian Marchants and aerial hoop dancer La Luna. Visitors can also look forward to speed painter Artist in Action, and of course, London’s additional Royal Family, the Pearly Kings and Queens.
Family-friendly activities include an all-day silent disco, face painting, a dragon selfie station, an interactive Horrible Histories workshop, The Bonkers Balloon Science Show, interactive sessions of storytelling and The Knights Training School.
There will be a range of food and drink stalls, while visitors will also have the chance to sample food from kitchen demo sessions taking place over the course of the day, including: crumpet making, banoffee pie, bubble and squeak, and one of Britain’s most favourite dishes, chicken tikka masala.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Our St George’s Day festivities are a wonderful celebration of everything that’s brilliant about England. I’m looking forward to welcoming Londoners and visitors to the heart of our nation’s capital for a full day of free, family friendly events in Trafalgar Square.”
Winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Lost Voice Guy, said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of St George’s Day in London and taking part in such a big event. Since winning BGT, the support from the general public has been phenomenal, so it’ll be nice to put on a great performance for them.”
Television presenter, actress and Heart radio broadcaster, Zoe Hardman, said: “’I’m delighted to be hosting this year’s fun-filled St George’s Day celebrations in Trafalgar Square. This free event brings entertainment to families across London, and it’s great that we can all gather together to celebrate England and all the wonderful things about being English.”