Photographer Ian Yarwood, Bletchley Park

Welwyn Garden City Town Centre
SAVE THE DATE!!
23rd, 24th & 25th June 2023

Welcome to the WGC Vintage Festival, a FREE international event organised by JiveSwing.Com and sponsored by the businesses of Welwyn Garden City .

In 2022 we brought together over 70 of the finest internationally acclaimed musicians, singers, DJs, performers, Jive, Lindy Hop, Rock n Roll dancers, dance instructors, swing dance classes, vintage & classic cars, fashion, vintage stalls and children’s entertainers across 5 stages and arenas filling the town centre with vintage entertainment for a whole weekend. Visitors came from all over the UK and abroad. Put the date in your diary now and share this page with everyone you know.

Trains

TRAINS

Welwyn Garden City – 1 mins walk.
(Only 25 minutes from King Cross.)

AIRPORTS

Luton – 30 mins

Stansted – 45 mins

Parking

Howard Centre Carpark – 1 min walk
NCP Carparks – 3 mins walk
Sainsburys Carpark – 1 mins walk
Campus West Carpark – 3 mins walk

Accommodation

Travelodge – 1 mins walk
Premier Inn – 15mins walk

Eating & Drinking

The location will be filled with food and drink vendors, but also surrounded by lots of cool café’s and classic restaurants, all within 5 mins walk.

Vendors & Artists

For vendors and acts who would like to participate please email admin@jiveswing.com, with information about what you do.

Friday Evening*

8:30pm – Midnight – Evening Dance featuring Jiveswing Show, with DJs, Collin Bray Swing Band and dancers from around the UK

Specialist Workshops*

In addition to the festival, there are specialised studio-based swing dance workshops delivered by international instructors during the daytime on Saturday and Sunday, which require advanced booking, below.

Saturday Daytime

JiveSwing Stage

12:00 1940’s Vintage DJ
12:15 Live Music JW Swing Band
1:45 1940’s Vintage DJ
2:00 Vintage Dance Class for all the family
2:30 Jiveswing Cabaret
3:00 JiveAces
3:45 JiveSwing Show
4:00 JiveAces

Howard Stage

12:00 1950’s RnR Vintage DJ
12:45 JiveSwing Gatsby Band
1:30 Pat Da Kat
1:45 Vintage Singer
2:30 Pat Da Kat
3:00 JiveSwing Gatsby Band

Wigmore Stage

12:00 Vintage DJ
12:15 Collective Jazz Band
1:15 Vintage DJ
2:00 Collective Jazz Band

Saturday Evening*

8:30pm – Midnight: Evening Concert & Dance featuring JiveSwing Show, DJs, Mississippi Swing Band and dancers from around the UK. Location: Main Hall, Oaklands College

Sunday Daytime

JiveSwing Stage

12:00 1940’s Vintage DJ
12:15 Live Music Stolen Moments Band
1:45 1940’s Vintage DJ
2:00 Vintage Dance Class for all the family
2:30 Jiveswing Cabaret
3:00 Laura B and Her Band
3:45 JiveSwing Show
4:00 Laura B and Her Band

Howard Stage

12:00 1950’s RnR Vintage DJ
12:45 JiveSwing Gatsby Band
1:30 Pat Da Kat
1:45 Gatsby Band
2:30 Pat Da Kat
3:00 Andrew Sisters Style Trio

Wigmore Stage

12:00 Vintage DJ
12:15 Crooner Hour – Classic Rat Pack etc
1:15 Vintage DJ
2:00 Andrew Sisters Style Trio Singers

Sunday Evening*

6:00pm – 9:00pm – JiveSwing Tea Dance feat. Swing Orchestra. Location: Inside the Howard Centre

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

DAYTIME

STAGES

During the day on Saturday and Sunday, we will have 3 stages in the following areas.

JiveSwing Stage – Stonehill Square: 12-5pm
Howard Stage – Fretherne Rd: 12 – 4pm
Wigmores Arena – Wigmores S: 12 – 3pm

BEGINNER DANCE CLASSES

There will be FREE absolute beginner, fun vintage dance classes for all the family near the JiveSwing Stage.

DANCE CAMP

In addition to the daytime festival, there are specialised Intermediate and Int/Advanced studio based, swing dance workshops by international instructors from various countries, plus evening concerts and social dancing on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON TO THE DANCE CAMP

Headline Acts

Laura B

Jive Aces

Stolen Moments

Whisky Sours

Jeff Williams Swing Band

Bray’s Jazz Band

Groove Collective

CB Gatsby Band

Charlies Angels

Joseph & Charlotte

Mississippi Swing

Pat Da Cat (DJ)

Miss Nicola Anne

Brook William Charles

Hot Jazz Vagabonds

Paul Dowsett

Jiveswing Hoppers

Vintage Vehicle Displays

Registration

Register your interest to the FREE Welwyn Garden City Vintage Festival, and get exclusive access to perks and extra fringe benefits!

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FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

CAMP & EVENING

During the evenings we will have a social dance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Live Music and DJ’s.

Friday – Main Hall, Oaklands College: 8pm – Midnight

Saturday – Main Hall, Oaklands College: 8pm – Midnight

Sunday – Tea Dance – Howard Centre: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

BANDS & INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS

COLIN BRAY SWING BAND

MISSISSIPI SWING BAND

MAXI PRADO (IT)

NICOLE PIPINO (IT)

JOSEPH SEWELL

CHARLOTTE MIDDLEMISS

SIMON & ANNA SELMON

DANCE CAMP REGISTRATION

Full Dance Camp Pass (All Workshops & All Social Dancing): £79.99 until 31st March, then £99.00 until 30th April, much more thereafter.

Social Dancing Only Pass ( Fri, Saturday & Sunday Tea Dance*): £30.00 until 31st March, then £45 until 30th April

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