World City Music Village

World City Music Village

World City Music Village, a joyful affirmation of cosmopolitan London at its creative best.

Cultural Co-operation presents:

World City Music Village festival
Cosmopolitan London at its creative best

6th – 17th June 2012

Europe’s longest-running festival of world cultures celebrates London’s diversity of cultures and faiths with 12 days of free music, performing arts and events across the capital.

Across the two festival weekends, an astounding array of globally-fashioned, locally-sourced acts will take the stage, including:
With more than 40 performances of music, dance and spoken word by well-known and emerging artists based in London, the World City Music Village will bring the rich sounds and rhythms, dances and voices of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas to local and international audiences.

2012’s unmissable festival will include: Two vibrant FESTIVAL WEEKENDS, in popular South and East London parks; a Schools Programme featuring fascinating workshops and live performances at the Horniman Museum & Gardens; Evening Concerts showcasing the talents of member of our Artist Network from all corners of the globe in several city-centre venues; and a Festival Club, with topical discussion, spoken word and music from leading experts at the October Gallery in Central London.

This year’s opening Festival Weekend 9 & 10 June: Horniman Museum & Gardens’ newly opened grounds hosts a 2-day showcase featuring the best of London’s very own world musicians, dancers and storytellers.

For the finale Festival Weekend 16 & 17 June: Clissold Park in Hackney, East London’s recently revamped community park, hosts the World City Music Village returning after 19 years.

In its 25th edition, Europe’s longest-running festival of world cultures, the World City Music Village, will explore London as a World City, looking at the city’s status as a global community, raising important questions around identity, belonging and interaction and in turn seek to build common ground for mutual cultural engagement and understanding.

Press: Leanne O’Boyle, Marketing & Development Manager, on 020 7264 0005 or email

Programme and production: Pascal, Festival Manager, on 020 7264 0003 or email

Public enquiries: visit; email: or call 020 7264 0007.


Region: All
Start Date: 06/06/2012
End Date: 17/06/2012
Start Time: 13:00
Venue: World City Music Village
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Leanne O Boyle
Phone: 02072640005