Welcome to SwingFest, 14 & 15 August 2021

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

Welcome to the re-boot of South London SwingFest - the weekend of 14th and 15th August 2021 at The Bedford, Balham!

Book now to avoid disappointment - strictly limited numbers for space and comfort, advance booking only


Beginners Lindy hop workshops added - book them here (no previous experience required!)

Don't miss a fascinating talk/discussion about swing history and culture on Sunday afternoon - with the one and only Angela Andrew - all welcome!


Covid-19 precautions

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!

Saturday night

7pm-12.30am

Swing Dance Party

in the Ballroom

Shirt Tail Stompers

Swing DJs
Swing dance class
more info...

Shirt Tail Stompers
SORRY SATURDAY NIGHT IS SOLD OUT

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
SORRY SUNDAY NIGHT IS SOLD OUT

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
£15 in advance



*either free (not both)

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 Martin Ellis, Nikki Santilli, Paul Crook, 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

1.15pm-2.15pm

all welcome!

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