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Looking for a festival with a difference? Then totter along to London's Southbank for The Vintage Festival 2011 (29 - 31st July). Over three days and nights, Vintage at Southbank Centre sees the Royal Festival Hall dressed up as never before. All six floors of the iconic riverside building will be transformed into a 13-venue playground where, over 13 hours each day (from 12pm to 1am), pass holders can learn the dances of the decades, take in over seventy live performances (including three themed multi-artist ‘revues’ in the Royal Festival Hall) boogie along to the tunes of an incredible 150 DJs, enjoy exclusive catwalk shows and decade specific make-overs and sample Vintage food and cocktails. While the Royal Festival Hall Cafe is transformed into a North/South divide pub; the Ballroom will re-create the sights, sounds and smells of Wigan Casino in the late 1970s; the basement provides a suitably industrial location for a 80s-style rave. Elsewhere though the building will be rooms be dedicated to Prohibition-era jazz played original shellac; 1940s swing; 1950s rock ‘n’ roll; 1960s era pop; the pioneering DJs of disco era and iconic London clubs Le Beat Route, Blitz and Wag Club. Beyond offering what is arguably the world’s best-ever excuse for dressing up, Vintage at Southbank Centre boasts the most incredible line up of music from across eight decades, including themed revues in the Royal Festival Hall, the tunes of 150 top DJs to a re-creation of a jumping 1950s rock ‘n’ roll joint.
So whats a gal to wear?Not the usual wellies and cut up shorts, oh no! This is a festival for the retro glam and vintage darlings!
Dresses from Oasis, bags and sunglasses from ASOS