and Watford Borough Council presents, one of the biggest 'JiveSwing Jazz Festivals' ever to be held in Hertfordshire for both dancers and musicians to jam together. Over the last few years, approximately 2000 people attended, from all over the UK.
This year, it returns as the BIG JiveSwing Jazz Festival, where we have an even bigger line up, featuring some of the latest and biggest names for Swing and Jazz bands, Orchestra's from London, Herts and around the UK, plus swing dance classes and Dance Shows for all the family. Like and Share!!!
Check out 2018 information below to see the level of bands that perform at this event! 2019 entertainment listing will be confirmed in the coming months.
Arrival from 12.30pm to start at 1.00pm!
If you love music… Don't miss it…!!!
Whilst this should be at least £50 — £90.00 to get in, it's subsidised to make it FREE for everyone!!!
Please share with everyone you know… :-)
Live Bands & Orchestra's:
plus an array of Swing DJ's
Dance Performances by Charlie's Angels & The JiveSwing Hoppers
Dance Classes by JiveSwing.Com
Market area — vintage clothes, food, drinks & more!
BANDS/ENTERTAINERS 2018 were the following:
The Pete Long Swing Band
The Bevin Boys
The Stolen Moments Jazz Band
Entry FREE of charge!!!
Main Festival — Dance Area, Dance Marquee & Stage, near the bandstand, Cassiobury Park, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 7LB
FOOD & DRINK:
Whilst there will be refreshments to purchase from stalls and the Cha Cha cafe it's going to be a very busy day, we would suggest that people bring their own seats, blankets and picnics etc.
This is a big achievement, to get something like this organised, so If successful, they will do it again, so again, PLEASE SHARE this amazing FREE event with everyone on your profile and let's increase live music and dance, for FREE. :-)
Cassiobury Park, Watford. Minutes from Watford Junction or Watford High Train station or London Underground Tube Station
2018 SCHEDULE (2019 will be updated soon!)
12:30pm – JiveSwing Vintage DJ — Jazz & Swing
1:00pm – Live Music — The Stolen Moments
2:00pm – Performance — The JiveSwing Hoppers
2:05pm — JiveSwing Dance Class — Joseph & Charlotte
2:15pm – Live Music — The JiveAces
3:15pm – Dance Cabaret – Charlie's Angels
3:30pm – Live Music — The Bevin Boys
4:30pm – Dance Class & Performance — JiveSwing
5:00pm – Live Music — The Pete Long Swing Band
6:00pm – Music off — Chill in the park
This year, we have increased our offering of marketing vendors, at the JiveSwing Festival 2019, who all offer different things.
As the festival has become more popular each year, please allow an extra 20mins on your journey time and arrive early to get a nice spot. Please note that whilst there is a good size dancefloor with the amount of people attending there is also dancing on the grass :-)
There is one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG is the nearest postcode).
The car park is signposted from the centre of town and Rickmansworth Road with brown tourist information signs. Parking is free but limited, with 78 spaces plus six more reserved for blue badge holders.
The car park opens at 6am and closes at 9pm. There is also parking available on the roads around the park plus plenty of car parks in town a short walk away.