Horsmonden Summer Festival

Following the afternoon fete was an evening music event hosted by the Horsmonden Village Events Community. A variety of music, completely free of charge to all those wishing to attend!

Bloco Fogo had the pleasure of kicking off proceedings with a 30 minute set and a large band under blue skies, before heading off to the Fish and Chip van with a massive order !

Also on the evening line up were:-

HUBB – Horsmonden Ukulele Big Band
Chalk and Cheese
Old Wave
Infrared
Will Whisson
The Powers

Caterham Carnival

Whilst rain fell heavily all over the south East of England, Caterham stayed dry for their annual Carnival parade. We had the pleasure of leading everyone around the town and onto the main arena ahead of the prize giving and performances. They do say Samba brings out the sunshine !

World Custard Pie Championship

There’s something bonkers about a World Custard Pie Championship held in a sleepy Kent Village that is just so British. The event has been running since the 1960’s and attracts entrants from around the globe. This year saw a couple of teams from France, a CBBC team and their film crew plus our very own Bloco Fogo Flingers!

We led a short parade through the village drawing the crowd along with us like a pied piper, down to the village hall and the main arena on the playing field. We then had the pleasure of leading all 32 teams around the arena before the pie flinging began

3 … 2 … 1 … PIE !

Our team even managed to come in 3rd overall.

Clarefest

Organised by the Claremont School PTA, Clarefest is an annual fundraiser for the school. We had the privilege of being the opening act, parading into the arena to the sounds of Samba Reggae, followed by a short set to the amazing crowd. Thanks for having us Claremont School, we had a great time, and hope we managed to inject some carnival atmosphere into your event to get it started.

Petts Wood May Fayre

We are now a regular participant in the Petts Wood May Fayre event as we we’ve been leading the parade for several years now. This years event was even larger than normal with loads of dancers, organisations and bands, plus a fun fair, art exhibition and loads of stalls. A short parade around the town culminated in a performance by ourselves in front of the main stage as we welcomed the rest of the parade in joining us to celebrate the crowning of the May Queen herself.