SwingFest 2020 is cancelled due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and resultant restrictions on social gatherings. We'll be back but for now, stay safe and look after family, friends and colleagues. Wishing you all the very best, Martin


Welcome to SwingFest, 11 & 12 April 2020

An amazing weekend of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing as we take over iconic South London venue The Bedford


Below you will find the events that make up the weekend - add them to your booking or find out more about each. Your booking can be adjusted easily before checking out - so feel free to add and remove items as you wish!

Numbers for SwingFest are strictly limited (maximum 130 people for bands/dancing, 20-40 for workshops) so don't miss out - secure your place(s) now!

Saturday night

7pm-12.30am

Swing Dance Party

in the Ballroom

Shirt Tail Stompers

Swing DJs
Swing dance class
more info...

Shirt Tail Stompers
£20 in advance

Sunday night

7pm-12am

Big Band Extravaganza

in the Club Room

Pete Long's 13-piece Benny Goodman Orchestra

Swing DJs
Swing dance class
more info...

Benny and Pete montage
£25 in advance


Sunday afternoon

2.15pm-5pm

Vintage Tea Dance

in the Club Room

King Candy's Great Eastern

Swing DJs
Charleston dance class
more info...

Great Eastern
£10 in advance

Saturday & Sunday

from 10am

Swing Dance Workshops

in the Ballroom, Club Room and Private Dining Room

Lindy hop, authentic Jazz dance, Charleston, Black Bottom and Balboa

with Angela Andrew, Martin Ellis, Nikki Santilli, Paul Crook, Christine Checinska, Romayne Etwaroo, Liza Patoux and more

more info...

Shall we dance?
Prices from £21 in advance
Use our handy booking helper or book directly from the weekend schedule

Sunday afternoon

2.15pm-3.15pm

for keen dancers

in the Ballroom

The Swing Debates

Angela Andrew with her popular and inspiring talk/discussion
Not to be missed!
more info...

Angela Andrew
£10 in advance or FREE if booked with the tea dance