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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:

  1. I've Been Going Swimming - Active Bird Community

  2. Swim - Madonna

  3. Sink Or Swim - Bad Lieutenant

  4. Cameos - Swimming Tapes

  5. Find The River - R.E.M.

  6. Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark) - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  7. Swim Good - Frank Ocean

  8. Swimmers - Zero 7

  9. Swim Until You Can't See The Land - Frightened Rabbit

  10. Swim Good - Dermot Kennedy

  11. London Fields - Darren Hayman (from his marvellous album Lido)

  12. Waterfall - The Stone Roses

  13. Waterfalls - TLC

  14. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

  15. Waterbirds - The Snuts

  16. Water Baby - Tom Misch

  17. Serpentine Prison - Matt Berninger

  18. The Water - Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling

  19. If Love Could Last Forever - The Bathers

  20. Brockwell Park - Darren Hayman (from his marvellous album Lido)

  21. Serpentine - dEUS

  22. I Go Swimming - Peter Gabriel

  23. At The Sea - I Am Kloot

  24. The Sea - Morcheeba

  25. Seaside - The Kooks

  26. Waiting For The Siren's Call - New Order

  27. River - Leon Bridges

  28. The Lakes - Taylor Swift

  29. Nightswimming - R.E.M.

Follow Lidofest on Instagram - @lidofest

Book your tickets here!

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