Local band Luna Kalamata were formed around Kings Cross, rehearse at SOAS played their first ever gig at The Cross Kings in York Way. They are returning to play the Gillespie Park Festival on Sunday the 13th September after headlining last year.
Luna Kalamata who are onstage from around 2;25 on the main stage play acoustic music from the Balkans: Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria etc a selection of Klezmer favourites and their line-up features musicians from England, Turkey, Greece France and Japan.
The Gillespie Park Festival runs until 5pm. Entry is free and features local musicians and lots of stalls and events for children and adults. Gillespie Park is opposite the old Arsenal stadium near Highbury tube station. The festival is organised by Friends of Gillespie Park in collaboration with Islington Ecology Centre.