pic by Laura Greene

FloFest is back and kicking off in East Oxford’s Florence Park this Saturday with a brilliant line-up of Oxford bands, local food and markets stalls, community groups, kids activities, theatre, art, dance and museum interaction which is all free.

It turns into GloFest (tickets at http:// www.wegottickets.com/event/544807) in the evening; a night of music, dancing and lights in the park whose ticket sales help pay for next year.

Glo Fest. pic by Laura Greene

“We are so happy to be back in the park celebrating this fantastic community and hope that you will join us on Saturday,” its organisers said.

The Flo Fest day starts at 11am when the FloFest FunRun and Junior Parkrun (completing a lap of the festival) is accompanied by the Oxford Silver Band.

Then from 11am – 4.30pm you can enjoy The Oxford Playhouse Animal Rocks Tent, Body Politic Dance class workshops with Pegasus, crafts with Ark T, museum bike and activities with Museum of Oxford and Active On 8 rollerskating.

pics by Laura Greene

Music comes from DJ Kwassa Kwassa, Weekend Warriors – local young musicians playing a jazz groove, Jou Fily Cissokho – Senegalese virtuoso kora player, Music in Tandem – community choir, Lilibet – Acoustic set duetting with Nick Lawrence, Pearl Diver – local alternative rock  three piece and The Mighty Redox – Oxford legends.

Don’t miss The Dog Show, face painting, children’s rides, go-karts, the bouncy castle, food by Churros, OMG Burgers, Waste2Taste, Feast Queens, the Florence Park Community Centre Tea Tent, Caminito Empanadas, Polentista and Tap Social’s FloGlo Bar.

pic by Laura Greene

Try hula hooping, majorettes, Littlemore rugby, table-tennis, the toddlers obstacle course, tennis and the tricky trails bike course and shop at the many market stalls.

Glo Fest begins at 6pm (tickets at http:// www.wegottickets.com/event/544807) with music by DJ Badger, Call.Me.Tiece – Chilled neo-soul vibes and slow trip-hop grooves, Flights of Helios – Oxford premier electronica/space rock pioneers, Pap Nui – local folk/reggae , DJ Zen Lewis – hiphop, Zaia’s reggae infused vibe  and DJ James Usher – a laser legend with 90s retrospective sonic DJ set.

Glo Fest . Pic by Laura Greene

Flo/GloFest is a purely volunteer run, non profit festival. Any money raised gets put back into making the following year even better!! Find out more at http://www.flofest.uk. Tickets for Glo Fest at http:// www.wegottickets.com/event/544807