There are 2 things we love here at Secret London. One is rum, the other is forced puns. Partying, sorry, I meant partying. Well, we’re pleased to say that Rumbellion, a new London festival in Theydon Bois, has all of the above. Launching on Friday 5th June for 3 days, it boasts rum on tap, a puntastic(ish) name, and a load of amazing live music, from funk to ska to house. Pucker.
It’s pretty cheap too. Tickets are £59 on Fever, which includes camping and access to all stages for the festival’s 40 music acts. It also includes entry to their 42-foot party yurt (whaaaaat?) and a load of ‘free glitter’. Headlining for the London festival’s debut is DJ and celebrity Craig Charles with his Funk and Soul Club, who are joined by New Town Kings, The Undercover Hippy, The Stiff Joints and many more. We’re promised by our contact at the event that there’ll be ‘a steady supply of Caribbean Rum’, which probably means it’ll be pouring from the ceilings (of the party yurt…)
Clichéd festival visions of gloopy mud puddles and stale ciders can be banished immediately with this Essex festival. Rum cocktails are the order of the day, while there’s a dedicated glamping section by night, with boutique handmade yurts for rent. What’s more, food is ethically sourced, as well as damn tasty.
Although a new boy on the much-visited festival block, Rumbellion has the backing of a dedicated team with years of experience. Yurts are provided by festival-regular and supplier to V Festival Green Yurts, while rum comes from Honduran brand Pirate’s Grog, with lighting from film industry masters Supply 2 Location.
Seeing as the festival is in it’s very first year, they have decided to do a very special ticket giveaway, exclusive to our friends at events app Fever. To enter yourself into the draw to win A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS (worth £118), download the app for free, and join the competition to be in with a chance of winning. Or, if you’re not feeling lucky, you can go straight ahead and buy a ticket here.