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  • All our busks

    We've had almost 100 busks on bandstands around London - come along and watch the next one.

    Young Fathers

    Thursday, 10 October 2014

    Northampton Square – 12th July 2014. Watch the Young Fathers playlist here.

    Patch & The Giant

    Wednesday, 10 October 2014

    Patch & The Giant live and acoustic at Northampton Square Bandstand   Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking YouTube channel: Watch our Patch […]

    Devon Sproule

    Wednesday, 10 October 2014

    Devon Sproule play acoustic versions of The Opposite Muse, Make it Alright and Hannah for Bandstand Busking in the sunshine of Northampton Square bandstand, London. […]

    The Twilight Sad

    Monday, 9 September 2014

    The Twilight Sad performing live and acoustic at Northampton Square in Islington, London for Bandstand Busking.   Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking […]

    Orval Carlos Sibelius

    Friday, 8 August 2014

    Orval Carlos Sibelius perform live and acoustic at Northampton Square Bandstand, London.   Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking YouTube channel: Watch our […]

    Slings & Arrows

    Tuesday, 7 July 2014

    Slings & Arrows perform live and acoustic at Arnold Circus Bandstand in Shoreditch.      Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking YouTube channel: […]

    DIANE CLUCK

    Wednesday, 7 July 2014

    Diane Cluck plays acoustic versions of Love Letter Launches, Heartloose and Far Too Witchy for Bandstand Busking in the sunshine of Northampton Square bandstand, London. […]

    Next busk: Young Fathers – Sat July 12th 1.30pm

    Friday, 7 July 2014

    This very Saturday 12th July at 1.30pm we have the incredible Young Fathers performing at our home bandstand Northampton Square in Islington.

    The Twilight Sad + Patch & The Giant, 22 June

    Friday, 6 June 2014

    Two of our favourite bands are popping down to Northampton Square bandstand tomorrow at 5.30pm to play us some sweet tunes. Listen to The Twilight […]

    CODY CHESNUTT

    Saturday, 5 May 2014

    Cody ChesnuTT live and acoustic at Northampton Square bandstand.     Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking YouTube channel: Watch our Cody ChesnuTT Busks […]

    Sky Larkin

    Wednesday, 5 May 2014

    Sky Larkin live and acoustic at Arnold Circus Bandstand in Shoreditch, London for Bandstand Busking. Have a listen to Carve It Out, Tarn and Matador!    […]

    Tom Brosseau

    Thursday, 5 May 2014

    Tom Brosseau performs Cradle Your Device, Take Fountain and Running from Zombies live and acoustic at Arnold Circus Bandstand in Shoreditch, London for Bandstand Busking. […]

    Dan Croll

    Friday, 3 March 2014

      Dan played acoustically for Bandstand Busking at Northampton Square bandstand.   Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking YouTube channel: Watch our Dan […]

    Basia Bulat

    Monday, 2 February 2014

    Basia Bulat plays acoustic versions of It Can’t Be You, Wires, Hush and Gold Rush for Bandstand Busking in the sunshine of Northampton Square bandstand, […]

    Tasseomancy

    Tuesday, 12 December 2013

    People said you can’t have a Bandstand Busk at this time of year… ‘YOU’RE DREAMERS GUYS’ they said, well Tasseomancy came and played a beautiful […]

    Ichi

    Wednesday, 10 October 2012

    I don’t think we’ve ever counted how many bands we’ve had come along to do a busk, but hands down Ichi was the most wonderfully […]

    Luke Sital-Singh

    Monday, 10 October 2012

    Remember sunny days gone by… Luke Sital-Singh performed a few tracks under Northampton Square bandstand this past September, watch ‘Honest Man’, ‘Bottled Up Tight’ and […]

    Woodpecker Wooliams

    Friday, 9 September 2012

    Welcome to the birdhouse, with Woodpecker Wooliams! We were delighted to have the Brightonian perform with an impressive array of pedals and machines in Northampton […]

    The Mariner’s Children

    Wednesday, 9 September 2012

    The Mariner’s Children performed ‘Sycamore’, ‘Blood’ and ’Wolves Within The Woods for a crowd at Northampton Square Bandstand in Islington on a fading summer’s afternoon. Beautiful. […]

    of Montreal

    Sunday, 9 September 2012

    We were utterly delighted to have of Montreal back for a low key last minute busk in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Despite only announcing mere hours […]

    Sea of Bees

    Monday, 5 May 2012

    Sea of Bees joined us to perform a few of the songs from the new album – Orangefarben. A delight to match the sunny busk […]

    Here We Go Magic

    Tuesday, 5 May 2012

    What’s better than a busk with Here We Go Magic? That’s right, a busk with Here We Go Magic and a husky dog. Have you […]

    Simone Felice

    Friday, 4 April 2012

    Simone Felice and his lovely cohorts treated us to some tunes on a showery April afternoon. The rain managed to hold out until we finished. […]

    Veronica Falls

    Friday, 12 December 2011

    Hark back to sunnier times, with Veronica Falls performing at Northampton Square bandstand this summer. They released their debut LP on Bella Union this year […]

    Forest Fire

    Wednesday, 12 December 2011

    New Yorkers Forest Fire swung by Arnold Circus bandstand in early December to play us a few jams from their latest record. Have a watch […]

    The Landshapes

    Monday, 12 December 2011

    We were absolutely delighted to have The Landshapeson bandstand busking. It was pretty chilly under Arnold Circus, but the drizzle held off until just after […]

    The Deer Tracks

    Friday, 12 December 2011

    Power! With some fluke luck we finally figured out how to turn the power on at Northampton Square bandstand, and lucky for us it meant […]

    Big Deal

    Monday, 12 December 2011

    On Halloween weekend Big Deal treated us to an autumnal set in Northampton Square bandstand. You can see the dark was looming even in the […]

    Peggy Sue

    Wednesday, 11 November 2011

    We really love Peggy Sue. If they were a type of food, they’d be a juicy hamburger on a podium surrounded by classy felines. Or […]

    Sea of Bees

    Monday, 11 November 2011

    Jules and Amber, aka Sea Of Bees, treated us to their last UK performance in a incredibly triumphant year of touring in support of debut […]

    Jesca Hoop

    Wednesday, 10 October 2011

    The wonderful Jesca Hoop performed a couple of songs for us under Arnold Circus bandstand this summer… have a peek below.

    Copy Haho

    Monday, 10 October 2011

    On what had to be one of the few days you could truly classify as nice ‘summer’ weather, Copy Haho’s Joe Hearty performed some songs […]

    Woodpigeon

    Monday, 10 October 2011

    Lovely Canadian Mr Mark Hamilton so kindly agreed to play our stage at Ray Davies’ Meltdown Festival 2011, in the main hall of the Southbank […]

    The Leisure Society

    Wednesday, 10 October 2011

    What a delight to have The Leisure Society perform a few songs for a crowded audience at Arnold Circus bandstand this summer. They have a […]

    She Keeps Bees

    Monday, 10 October 2011

    Anyone who has ever seen She Keeps Bees will know it’s impossible to not love what they do. Charming, sweet, funny and brilliant performers, it […]

    Guillemots

    Sunday, 10 October 2011

    Guillemots performed a few songs this summer at Meltdown Festival 2011. Their set included new songs as well as golden oldies such as Made Up […]

    Peggy Sue

    Friday, 9 September 2011

    Our friends Peggy Sue treated us to another Bandstand Busk, this time at Meltdown Festival. Lucky us. We love Peggys! They have a new record […]

    Thousands

    Tuesday, 7 July 2011

    You’d never know it was summer! A few weeks a go on a day off from their Tune Yards support tour, Thousands treated us to […]

    Ra Ra Riot

    Monday, 6 June 2011

    These troopers were jet lagged and tired, but even so, Ra Ra Riot gave us a few brilliant songs on an arty bandstand at 5pm […]

    Dark Dark Dark

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    - Dark Dark Dark at Hampstead Heath Bandstand - Dark Dark Dark treated us to our first busk of 2011 on a blustery Sunday afternoon […]

    The Irrepressibles

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Anvil, Nuclear Skies and Forget The Past by The Irrepressibles on Victoria Park bandstand.            

    Chief

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Day and Night, Nice People, Breaking Walls and You Tell Me by Chief on Northampton Square bandstand.        

    Caitlin Rose

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Gorilla Man, Sinful Wishing Well, New York, Spare Me and Learning To Ride by Caitlin Rose on Northampton Square bandstand.         […]

    Frightened Rabbit

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Poke, The Twist, Footshooter, Swim Until You Can’t See Land and Modern Leper by Frightened Rabbit at Arnold Circus bandstand.         […]

    Vivian Girls

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch When I’m Gone, The Other Girls and Tell The World by Vivian Girls at Arnold Circus bandstand.      

    The Hundred In The Hands

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    The Hundred In The Hands performed at Arnold Circus. Watch Sleepwalker, Tom Tom and Pigeons.      

    Sky Larkin

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Sky Larkin at Arnold Circus was a another great busk with a good crowd. Watch Matador, Landlocked, Still Windmills and Fossil,I.         […]

    Johnny Flynn

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Brown Trout Blues and Churlish May by Johnny Flynn at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown Festival.       Watch all […]

    Broadcast 2000

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Get Up And Go, Over Soon and Run by Broadcast 2000 at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown Festival.      

    Slow Club

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Hackney Marsh, Because We’re Dead and I Was Unconscious, It Was A Dream by Slow Club at the Royal Festival Hall as part of […]

    John Smith

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Hands and Invisible Boy by John Smith at The Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown Festival.    

    Kate Tempest

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Kate Tempest at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown Festival.  

    Oh Ruin

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Now Is The Needed Time, Estella, Big Lake and Rings End by Oh Ruin at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown Festival. […]

    Sam Amidon

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Wild Bill Jones, Sign Of The Judgement, Saro and Way Go Lily by Sam Amidon in the Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown […]

    The Tailors

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Giddy And Maudlin, Landfill and Crocodiles by The Tailors on Northampton Square bandstand.      

    Forest City Lovers

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Sea To Land by Forest City Lovers, If I Were A Tree and Tell Me, Cancer on Northampton Square bandstand.      

    Al Lewis and Sarah Howells

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Treading Water, Make A Little Room and Arsonist by Al Lewis and Sarah Howells on Northampton Square bandstand.      

    Ed Harcourt

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch So I’ve Been Told, Do As I Say, Not As I Do, I’ve Become Misguided, Church Of No Religion and Killed By The Morning […]

    Tristram

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Me And James Dean, Zombie Holocaust, Ballad Of A Stolen Bicycle and Someone Told Me A Poem by Tristram on Victoria Park bandstand.   […]

    The Clientele

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Since K Got Over Me, I Wonder Who We Are, Somebody Changed and Bonfires On The Heath by The Clientele on Victoria Park bandstand. […]

    Fyfe Dangerfield

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Any Direction, She Needs Me, Livewire and Faster Than The Setting Sun by Fyfe Dangerfield on Victoria Park bandstand.        

    Twilight Sad

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch And She Would Darken The Memory, Made To Disappear, The Room and Cold Days From The Birdhouse by Twilight Sad on Northampton Square bandstand. […]

    Sleeping States

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Showers In Summer, Learning Curves, Planning My Escape and The Next Village by Sleeping States on Northampton Square bandstand.        

    Player Piano

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Golden One, My Name Will Be A Myth, Anything At All and Backwards Invention by Player Piano on Northampton Square bandstand.       […]

    Lofty Heights

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Fools Gold, Skeleton Apples, John Locke and Eye Contact by Lofty Heights on Northampton Square bandstand.        

    Tap Tap

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Half Moon Street, Codeine and Off The Beaten Track by Tap Tap on Northampton Square bandstand.      

    Sons Of Noel And Adrian

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Damien, The Wreck Is Not A Boat, Indigo and Inside Olympia by Sons Of Noel And Adrian on Northampton Square bandstand.       […]

    Peggy Sue

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Yo Mama, Milk And Blood, Once We Were Strangers and The Sea, The Sea by Peggy Sue on Northampton Square bandstand.       […]

    Treetop Flyers

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch New York Rain, It’s About Time You Leave, Is It All Worth It and Rose Is In The Yard by Treetop Flyers on Arnold […]

    Micachu And The Shapes

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Guts, Curly Teeth, Turn Me Well and Lips by Micachu And The Shapes on Arnold Circus bandstand.        

    David Thomas Broughton

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Why Are You Not Here?, Staying True, The Weight Of My Love and Perfect Louse by David Thomas Broughton on Arnold Circus bandstand.   […]

    First Aid Kit

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    First Aid Kit brought their sisterly tones to Arnold Circus to beautiful effect.     Watch all our videos on our Bandstand Busking YouTube channel: […]

    Lulu And The Lampshades

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Cups, Something New, Feet To The Sky and National Express by Lulu And The Lampshades on Northampton Square bandstand.        

    The Mules

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch All Of The Fun, None Of The Fair, When The Journey’s Better Than The Destination, Bitch and Free Afternoon by The Mules on Northampton […]

    Hockey

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Too Fake, Work and 4 Holy Photos by Hockey on Northampton Square bandstand.      

    Internet Forever

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Break Bones, Centre Of Your Universe, Happy New Year and Cover the Walls by Internet Forever on Northampton Square bandstand.        

    Gorgeous Colours

    Sunday, 5 May 2011

    Wach Arms On Knees, The Rails, Locksmith and Miss You by Gorgeous Colours on Northampton Square bandstand.        

    King Creosote

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Jump At The Cats, Coast On By, Rims and Camels Swapped For Wives and by King Creosote on Hyde Park bandstand.       […]

    Woodpigeon

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Oberkampf, Lay All Your Love On Me and As The Ship Went Down You’ve Never Looked Finer by Woodpigeon on Hampstead Heath bandstand.   […]

    Kill It Kid

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Private Idaho, Day Before I Die, Bye Bye Bird and My Lips Won’t Be Kept Clean by Kill It Kid on Northampton Square Bandstand. […]

    Fanfarlo

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Fanfarlo graced Northampton Square bandstand in one of our only mic’d busks.        

    Theoretical Girl

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch I Should Have Loved You More, The Boy I Left Behind, Divided and The Biggest Mistake by Theoretical Girl on Northampton Square bandstand.   […]

    The Brakes

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch All Night Disco Party, Consumer Producer, On Your Side, Why Tell The Truth When It’s Easier To Lie by The Brakes on Arnold Circus […]

    Slow Club

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch When I Go, Because We’re Dead, It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful and Christmas TV by Slow Club on Northampton Square bandstand.     […]

    Wildbirds And Peacedrums

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Incredible performances of My Heart, There Is No Light and Places by Wildbirds and Peacedrums on Arnold Circus bandstand.      

    Hauschka

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    We haven’t had a mini piano on a bandstand before, but Hauschka performed Freibad, Untitled and Eltern on Arnold Circus bandstand.      

    The Hours

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Big Black Hole, Ali In The Jungle and Come On by The Hours on Arnold Circus bandstand.      

    Alessi’s Ark

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Alessi played The Dog, The Horse and Over The Hill for Bandstand Busking on Arnold Circus bandstand.      

    Black Lips

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Bow Down And Die, I’ll Be With You and Bad Kids by Black Lips on Arnold Circus bandstand.         Watch all […]

    Speech Debelle

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    In a more unusual busk, Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle performed The Key, Searching and Go Then Bye on Northampton Square bandstand.      

    Gregory And The Hawk

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Oats We Sow, August Moon and Wild West by Gregory And The Hawk on Northampton Square bandstand.      

    Esser

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    An unusually acoustic Esser performed Satisfied and We Can Work It Out on Northampton Square bandstand.    

    Emmy The Great

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Northampton Square saw We Almost Had A Baby, War and First Love by Emmy The Great.      

    The Leisure Society

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch The Last Of The Melting Snow, Save It For Someone Who Cares and Short Weekend by The Leisure Society.      

    Ten Kens

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Downcome Home, Y’all Come Back Now, I Really Hope You Get To Retire by Ten Kens.      

    Loney Dear

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Arnold Circus saw Harsh Words, I Was Only Going Out and Violent by Loney Dear.      

    Psapp

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Arnold Circus saw Mr Ant, The Monster Song and I Want That by Psapp.      

    Asobi Seksu

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Northampton Square saw Walk On The Moon, Merry Christmas I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight and Gliss by Asobi Seksu.          

    Paul Marshall

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Cross Stitched Lips, Buried Beneath The Tiles, We Could Use Your Blood by Paul Marshall in Greenwich Park.      

    Chris Bathgate

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Serpentine, Do What’s Easy and Wild Mountain Thyme by Chris Bathgate at Hyde Park bandstand.      

    Nat Johnson

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Mexico, Dirty Rotten Soul and Heart of Clay by Nat Johnson at Northampton Square      

    The Barker Band

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Heaven’s Bell, Heart Like Mine, Laurie’s Gypsy Weave by The Barker Band at Northampton Square.      

    Of Montreal

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    With pressure from the park wardens Of Montreal brought sat in deck chairs and performed ID Engager, Heidalmsgate Like A Promethean Curse, An Eluardian Instance. […]

    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    The closed Brighton bandstand meant we ended up busking amongst the pleasure beach rides.          

    The Acorn in Brighton

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Brighton bandstand was closed when we arrived so we took to the windy beach instead – it made for some memorable busks.      

    The Wave Pictures

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch David’s Evening On Wheels, Blue Harbour and Blind Drunk by The Wave Pictures at Arnold Circus.      

    Frightened Rabbit

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Poke, I Feel Better and Backwards Walk performed by Frightened Rabbit on Hampstead Heath.       Watch all our videos on our Bandstand […]

    David Karsten Daniels

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Universe Of No Parts, Martha Ann, Come Up by David Karsten Daniels at Lincoln’s Inn Field.      

    Laura Groves

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Watch Coast, I Am Leaving and Bridges by Laura Groves at Victoria Park.      

    Wild Beasts

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Mercury nominated Wild Beasts gave us an acoustic blast of The Old Dog, Cheerio Chaps, Cheerio Goodbye and Brave Bulging Boutant Clairvoyants at Northampton Square. […]

    Wet Paint

    Saturday, 5 May 2011

    Wet Paint performed Save The Whale, Melon’s Teeth and Hug It Out at Arnold Circus.      

    Stars of Sunday League

    Thursday, 3 March 2011

    Our first ever busk saw Stars of Sunday League perform some of his soft scottish gems.