My marvellous friends Clare and Sophie have launched a new festival - Lidofest!
Lidofest is the UK's first festival at a lido. It's a fun filled festival celebrating the wonderfulness of lidos and the joy of swimming! It runs from 1.00pm on Saturday 21st August at Charlton Lido in God's own country, south east London!
The event offers a chance to try new swim-related activities, meet special guests from around the world, have fun and win prizes. For the children, there will be a series of 'swimsafe, swimconfident' sessions throughout the day.
And rather marvellously 10% of profits will go to charity partners, The Black Swimming Association and Level Water. They have also launched Swimadelica, is a one stop shop for gifts for swimmers - check it out!
To celebrate this exciting, innovative event, I have put together a little playlist of swimming related music (of course I have...). If you can come along, please do - after over a year of no events, it's wonderful to see people starting something brand new and completely original! Me and Mrs JO'B will be there - get yourself a ticket today!
Here's my Lidofest playlist:
I've Been Going Swimming - Active Bird Community
Swim - Madonna
Sink Or Swim - Bad Lieutenant
Cameos - Swimming Tapes
Find The River - R.E.M.
Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark) - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Swim Good - Frank Ocean
Swimmers - Zero 7
Swim Until You Can't See The Land - Frightened Rabbit
Swim Good - Dermot Kennedy
London Fields - Darren Hayman (from his marvellous album Lido)
Waterfall - The Stone Roses
Waterfalls - TLC
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Waterbirds - The Snuts
Water Baby - Tom Misch
Serpentine Prison - Matt Berninger
The Water - Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling
If Love Could Last Forever - The Bathers
Brockwell Park - Darren Hayman (from his marvellous album Lido)
Serpentine - dEUS
I Go Swimming - Peter Gabriel
At The Sea - I Am Kloot
The Sea - Morcheeba
Seaside - The Kooks
Waiting For The Siren's Call - New Order
River - Leon Bridges
The Lakes - Taylor Swift
Nightswimming - R.E.M.
Follow Lidofest on Instagram - @lidofest
Book your tickets here!