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A band playing a Gloucester Goes Retro




Dance all day to fantastic live music being performed on our two stages in Gloucester Docks and in Kings Square. On the Mariners Square Stage, hosted by Gloster Swing Dance, you can enjoy music from some great bands such as The Number Rackets, Swing Commanders, and the Cooking Jack Fats & The Chimney Stacks. Over in the newly-revamped Kings Square, groove to 80s Cheese and Cool Britannia-inspired sets overseen by the Music Works.


Mariners Square Stage

10:00am - DJ The Duke playing the best 40s & 50s tunes

10:30am - The Number Rackets

11:15am - Gloster Swing Dance DJs 

11:45am - The Number Rackets

12:30pm - Gloster Swing Dance DJs playing 40 & 50s tunes

13:00pm - The Swing Commanders

14:15pm - DJ The Duke - Retro Sounds

14:30pm - Cooking Jack Fats & The Chimney Stacks

15:15pm - DJ The Duke - Retro Sounds

15:45pm - Cooking Jack Fats & The Chimney Stacks

16:30pm - The Vintage Best Dress Competition

KINGS Square Stage

From 10am - DJs from The Music Works spinning 80s/90s classics and an incredible UK Garage set that promises to really get you moving.

Don't miss - breakdance experts Your Next Move will be putting on a breath-taking display of hip-hop and break dancing.

About Gloster Swing Dance:

Twice the UK Lindy Hop Championships in 2004/05 and 2005/06, husband and wife Gary and Sara Boon have been teaching The Lindy Hop and Swing dances for over 25 years.


They teach authentic original American Swing dance which is a partner dance and the original jive dance called Lindy Hop. You may have seen it featured on the BBC TV programmes ‘Strictly Dance Fever’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’!


As well as being two times UK lindy Hop Champions in 2004 and 2005 (a long time ago) they have also appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and two Series’ of Sky TV’s Got To Dance where they reached the semi final stages.


They have changed many lives and taught 1000s of people to dance from the ages of 9 to 90+.

You will know their dancers – they are the smiling people. Their classes for beginners are fun and easy to learn. They teach on Tuesday evenings at Walls’ club in Gloucester with a new term starting in September.

About The Music Works:

The Music Works is a Gloucestershire based charity whose mission is to transform young people’s lives through music. They're specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, learning and in life. They work regularly with 2,500 young people aged 8-30 and a further 2,000 through events.


They cater for everyone, from first access through to talent and career development. They deliver one-to-one music mentoring, small group work, accredited training, apprenticeships and internships, festivals and events, artist and career development and business incubation.


Programmes and activities take place in our state-of-the-art studio spaces, schools and through outreach with our community partners. Programmes can be accessed via self-referral, including just turning up or agency referral.

Find out more here.

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