Independent South London festival nestled in a woodland corner of Peckham Rye Park.
Founded in 2016, GALA is an independent South London festival celebrating club culture and the history of dance music on the second bank holiday of May.
Set in an intimate woodland corner of Peckham Rye Park with a hand-picked programme that avoids trends in favour of the organic and soulful sounds dance music was built upon – GALA is an inclusive party with a renowned sense of community.
Expanding in 2021 to a two-day offering, GALA will bring together true legends of our scene alongside local and emerging favourites – topped off with some of the best-loved chefs, restaurants, breweries, record labels and party brands in South London.
“A day that is quickly becoming my favourite of the year just down to the excellent design and organisation of the festival just flat-out delivered.”
“Thankfully after a stunning edition last year, GALA hasn’t really changed a bit and remains the dance music all-dayer to go to in London.”
“Thanks to a remarkable 2018 edition, GALA became an unmissable occasion. With heightened expectations comes further pressure to move forward however the event seemed to almost revel at such thoughts.”
“Word is, due to seamless, well, pretty much everything — four-year- old GALA is a contender for the best new summer one-day party.”
“As London’s nightlife and party scene is increasingly monopolised by the big clubs and big events, it’s important to recognise and support the grass-roots manoeuvres.”
“My first trip to GALA defined what the London festival experience should be. Very much looking forward to bringing the Rhythm Section outdoors for another day in our own back yard!”