Entertainment at the club during June
The football season may be over but there are plenty of live music events that are well worth popping down to the Cherry Red Records Stadium for this summer.
The weekend of 7/8 June is a big weekend for Kingsmeadow Live with headline acts UK Subs and the Neville Staple Band providing an excellent start to the month. And on Saturday, 22 June, scooter enthusiasts can take advantage of a car boot sale of sorts, which runs alongside a day of live music.
Here’s a bit more about what you can expect at Kingsmeadow Live next month:
Friday, 7 June: UK Subs with support from Kingston-based band Emergency Bitter and 16 Guns (Doors open at 8.00 pm – tickets £12)
Formed in 1976, The UK Subs were part of the original Punk movement in England and decades after late 1970s bands such as the Sex Pistols had disbanded, they are still going strong. Founded by Charlie Harper, who is still lead vocalist now, the UK Subs are one of the regular bands to play at the Rebellion Festival every year. The band had a string of top-40 hits in the late 1970s and featured several times on the John Peel sessions on BBC Radio One.
Neville Staple Band (Doors open 8.00 pm – tickets £15)Saturday, 8 June:
Neville Staple was a forerunner of the Ska movement and went onto find fame with The Specials. Though he no longer performs with The Specials, Neville still entertains at venues and festivals around the world with the band he formed in 2004. The formation of that band after coming back to these shores from Jamaica resulted in the critically-acclaimed album called “The Rude Boy Returns”. Neville’s biography called “The Original Rude Boy” chronicled his rise to fame and the foreword was written by pop music producer Pete Waterman, who was heavily involved on the Reggae scene in the 1970s.
Saturday, 22 June: The 1st London & SE Scooter Toolbox Sale, plus music from The 75ers, P45 and The Toasters
will also be providing music on the other night with others to be confirmed. Paul Carr DJs including The Toasters at 7.00 pm. and P45 at 5.00 pm followed by , taking to the stageThe 75ers the music begins with At 4.15 pm and the sale includes scooter, mod and ska related parts/clothes and accessories. 3.00 pm until latefrom This firstly offers an opportunity to get rid of scooter parts and accessories and a chance to buy items (similar to a car boot sale). This will be going on
This event all takes place under one roof with stalls/pitches at £10 (including entry to the music room). It is also £10 for entry to the scooter market and music room. Kids will be admitted for free. You may sell from a table inside the scooter market or from your toolbox (car boot) outside.
.Live music . To book tickets online for any of the above events, click on Kingsmeadow LiveContact Jim Piddington on 020 8247 9918 to book your stall/pitch. More information is available by clicking on