Looking for a last hurrah to celebrate the end of the great British summer? We wholeheartedly recommend checking out the Giant Sundowner, which returns to the Magog Hills Farm Shop for its second outing on 19 September.
A mini festival in a glorious rural setting, this open-air event will offer an irresistible combination of great live music, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of dancing under the stars – as well as a showstopping Gog Magog Hills sunset of course.
After a triumphant Cambridge gig last year, we’re delighted to see that the Hackney Colliery Band are back in town and headlining the Giant Sundowner bill. Founded in an abandoned pub in the London borough from which they take their name, the group take all the elements of a traditional marching brass band – trumpets, trombones, saxes and a sousaphone – and combine them with their love of hip hop, funk, ska and pop music. The result? Energetic, tongue-in-cheek takes on classic tunes by the likes of The Prodigy, Blackstreet and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, as well as uplifting original songs. It’s a winning formula that the crowd always goes wild for.
They’ll be joined by CC Smugglers, who will bring their good-time tunes inspired by American and world folk, swing, jazz and blues. There will also be live comedy (in a camper van!) courtesy of funny girls Hakbrayne, whilst the Secret Garden Party All Star DJs will be rocking the decks and keeping the party going right the way through until 1am.
As you’d expect from such a renowned foodie hotspot, Gogs is more than delivering on the feasting front too. There will be steamed buns loaded with deliciousness from Guerilla Kitchen, South East Asian street food from Jalan Jalan and gourmet burgers from Steak & Honour. You’ll also be able to tuck in to the top-notch dishes served up by mobile-dining outfit Provenance Kitchen and sweet treats from Churros Bar, and there will be plenty of booze at the fully stocked bar to wash it all down with.
The event kicks off at 5pm. Tickets are £30 and can be purchased via the Gog Magog Hills website.