London’s first-ever riverside linear park has arrived on Greenwich Peninsula. From public art installations by exciting artists to landscaped trails for running, walking and meditation, The Tide is open to everyone.
The Creators of The Tide
Discover what’s on, who’s who and where to go – from morning raves to pop-up harp performances, and art house films to gong bath sound meditation. (Not forgetting Gaz Coombes, Yoko Ono, Malatu Astatke and Eleanor Friedberger.)
18:30-20:00 Riverfront stage
Something of a mash-up between the genres of soul, RnB, Hip Hop, spoken word and live music, Tank and the Bangas are breaking the mould. Hailing from New Orleans, they’re catching the attention of US TV audiences having played live on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Catch them before they blow up.
16:30-18:30 & 20:00-21:00 Flow stage
Just Vibes DJ collective: Soca, Dancehall and Afrobeats
Ready to dance your socks off in a Carnival atmosphere? Then head down to the Flow Stage to catch Just Vibez. This DJ collective will be ready and waiting with their eclectic mash-up of Soca, Dancehall and Afrobeat vibes banging out of the speakers.
17.30-18.30 Riverfont stage
Best known by his stage name, Le1f, Khalif Diouf is an American rapper and producer. He runs the Hip Hop label Camp & Street, a subsidiary of Greedhead Music. As a gay rapper he's gathered plenty of attention for his unique and subversive style. Here in the UK for a limited time only, this is one show not to be missed.
12:00-20:00 Flow Stage
South east London music promoters, Ghost Notes, were former residents of Peckham Levels. Having closed their doors back in February, they’ve found a temporary home at the Turning Tides Festival. Channelling all their energy into standalone events, they’ll be curating a series of performances that are all-set to blow the speakers (and your mind).
Featuring Russell Porter LoveHate Records ft, Ant Lavelle, BOMBO, Kieran Martin & Eliza Legzdina LOUDHOUSE ft keepvibesnear, Kibo, Danny Sanchez, Luther King & Honey JD Morriarchi Old Paradice Puma Blue Louis VI TY Dance Regular
With live musicians throughout the day: Rosie Turton Axel Kaner-Lindstrom Mark Mollison
16:00-17:00 Riverfront Stage
With two albums already under her belt, Ah! Kosmos AKA Başak Günak is a prolific musician, sound designer and producer. Having showcased her considerable talents supporting Sigur Rós and Jonny Greenwood’s Junun Project, Başak is ready to challenge perceptions of what music should be. Not least because whenever she plays, her sounds react directly to the mood in the room.
17:00-18:15 Riverfront Stage
After years as a renowned studio artist, remixer and DJ, James Holden’s fantasy “spiritual jazz band playing folk and trance music” is no longer just a fantasy. James gathered together a wealth of musical talent to create The Animal Spirits album and is determined it should be experiences as a genuine live electronic performance. Having hung up his headphones, there’s no going back…
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£50 13:00-15:15 / 15:30 - 17:45 The Jetty
Disappearing Dining Club have been bringing people together for food, drink and music since 2010. Catch them as they take a day off from their brand-new pub, Dartmouth Arms, to host a one-off riverside picnic and BBQ at the Turning Tides Festival.
Self-described “Hi-Fi” foodies, Disappearing Dining Club have created a genuinely unique spread for their Turning Tides Festival feast. Each sitting is made up of four summertime courses. White Port & Tonic and canapés on arrival. A Picnic Basket filled with smoked salmon, potted meats, plants, breads and pickles. Grilled Pork Neck and Lobster Bernaise or Smoked & Salted Summer Beets from the BBQ. Then the chance to build your own DIY Eton Mess for dessert. All served on Studio Morison’s 27-metre picnic bench accompanied by beers, wines and seasonal cocktails. Plus music from their favourite ukulele band, The Fleas.
Please ensure we are aware of any allergies before you eat.
£40 13:00-14:30 / 15:00-16:30 The Jetty
Really get your teeth into the Turning Tides Festival at Matt Williamson’s Seafood Feast. Tickets are limited for this one-off occasion, so be sure to book early to enjoy a menu featuring foods sourced from British waters.
Matt Williamson is renowned as an ingenious chef who uses ingredients quite unlike anyone else. So join Matt and a few other lucky diners at Studio Morison’s 27-metre picnic table and enjoy an immersive experience right beside the river. The menu begins with British oysters. Followed by one of the true delicacies of the river estuary, delicately smoked eel. Whole sides of smoky river trout, grilled on a custom-built BBQ, are matched with rich herbs and earthy potatoes. And to finish, Carrageen pudding – delicious cream infused with rose petals.
Please ensure we are aware of any allergies before you eat.
Everyday The Tide
Whenever you’re looking for a bit of me-time during the festival just turn to BeBox. These clever well-tech portals are dotted around the site, offering you an easy way to channel your own guided meditation. Just download the OPO app and tune in to the positive power of each different neuroscience soundscape.
11:00-15:00 Riverfront Stage
If you’ve never been to a sober rave that starts when other raves are shutting down, then Morning Gloryville is not to be missed. This is conscious clubbing with a difference. Here you’ll find energising music, like-minded souls, coffee and smoothies as well as massages. Just bring your dancing shoes.
11:00-11:30 The Jetty
Bring your little one along to this mums and babies stretch and flow session and make space for a little more wellbeing in your life. Hosted by local wellbeing specialists The Hour, join us on The Jetty where you’ll learn more about mindfulness and re-establishing our connection with nature.
13 July - 12:00-13:00/16:00-17:00 14 July - 15:00 The Jetty
A published author, teacher and speaker, Leo is also the founder of the no.1 sound meditation app, Third Ear.
At the Turning Tides Festival, Leo brings his unique sound baths and meditation techniques to Greenwich Peninsula. It’s a behaviour-changing experience that helps people find inner peace and relaxation. And it all comes together in his hour-long ‘gong bathing’ sessions.
Influenced by his early years spent between Switzerland and Asia, Leo’s passion is the combination of art, music and therapy. Having trained with the Grand Gong Master, Don Conreaux, Leo has also learned Kinesiology and Kundalini. All of this knowledge has gone into Third Ear – a meditation app focused on the powerful effect of sound on the human mind. So come along, tune in and take some time out.
13 July - 13:00-14:00 14 July - 12:00-13:00 The Jetty
Co-founder of the N.ICE Collective, Artur Paulins is a self-described ‘explorer of human potential’. His approach joins the dots between functional training, natural movement, ju-jitsu, cold therapy and martial arts.
Artur is a breathwork teacher, yoga instructor, personal trainer and one of the first international instructors to be trained by Wim Hof – the Dutch extreme athlete able to withstand extreme cold.
At Turning Tides Festival, Artur will draw on these decades of experience to lead Wim Hof Method breathwork sessions.
Come along and discover how to apply Artur’s extensive teachings to feel happier, stronger and healthier in your everyday life.
14:00-15:00 The Jetty
With Charlie Dark & Sanchia Legister
Where else will you find lululemon ambassador Sanchia Legister and DJ, yogi and Run Dem Crew founder Charlie Dark facing off? Bring your yoga mat and your dancing shoes for this Battle of the Flows and get involved. Part yoga, part old school dance battle, watch these two go move for move and flow for flow. But who will win? You decide.
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All Day Unit 1, Upper Riverside
This year, FLUX has a pop up exhibition at Turning Tides festival where 17 new artists will be showcased, from mixed-media glass artist Helen Dyne to Pedro Sousa Loura, a cubist-inspired painter.
The exhibition will be a diverse look at contemporary art from all over the world, where you can simply wander round and admire the art or pick up some original pieces to take home. Entry to the exhibition is also free and any visitor who buys an artwork is gifted a complimentary limited-edition print by artist Helen Dyne.
All day The Tide
A name that needs no introduction, Yoko Ono invites you to add your wish for peace to the Wish Trees. Each wish will be buried below the Imagine Peace Tower – a stunning outdoor artwork near Reykjavik in memory of John Lennon. With one million wishes collected, this is an opportunity to become a part of one of the most ambitious artistic projects on the planet.
All Day The Tide
'I can taste you on a rainy day'
It’s raining giant inflatable raindrops – some as big as a house! Geronimo’s huge inflatable art installation is on throughout the festival. So find a brolly that’s big enough and get ready for an immersive experience (quite literally) along the Peninsula path.
All day Walkways
British artist Scanner presents Undercurrent, an original artwork to accompany the elevated walkway on The Tide. Over several months Scanner has collected recordings from beneath your very feet, capturing the sounds that we never hear. From earthworms burrowing their way through the soil, to fish in the Thames, to the electrical hum of machinery deep beneath the surface, Undercurrent celebrates a world invisible to the eye but ever active. Collaging these into a cinematic work for the ears, you are encouraged to traverse the walkway and tune into this unique world of sonic exploration, where even in the seeming silence there is a magical sound world.
All Day Peninsula Square
Curators of cult, classic, independent and award-winning films, MUBI bring an irreverent collection of crazy cinema to the big screen at The Tide Festival. Just pull up a chair, order your popcorn and prepare for two hours of visual entertainment of the highest order.
11.00 - In Praise of Nothing - Dir. by Boris Mitić 12.30 - Trees Down Here - Dir. Ben Rivers 2018 13.00 - RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA - Dir Stephen Nomura Schible 2017 14.45 - Thames Film - Dir. William Raban 1986 REPEATED 16.00 - In Praise of Nothing - Dir. by Boris Mitić 17.30 - Trees Down Here - Dir. Ben Rivers 2018 17.45 - RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA - Dir Stephen Nomura Schible, 2017 19:30 - Thames Film - Dir. William Raban, 1986
All Day 6 July: Peninsula Square 14 July: Flow stage
What will street culture be like around Greenwich Peninsula in the coming years? It’s a question that director of CRXSS PLATFXRM, Ivan Blackstock, is tackling head-on. Across the Turning Tides Festival, expect on-street performances designed to imagine what lies ahead.
Featuring Houston Dance Collective Kofi M Kwake Bass Magero Magical Bones My Panda Shall Fly Nula Rugged Estate Saskia Horton
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7 July - 14:00 - 15:00 14 July - 15:30 - 16:30 Greenwich Peninsula Marketing Suite
Curator-extraordinaire, Jessica will lead you on a special tour of artworks at The Tide. Featuring Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, Geronimo and more, you’ll hear insights into each piece from her experience working on exhibitions across Europe. Jessica is Assistant Curator of the 2019 Venice Biennale as well as Curator of Information and Research at the UK Government Art Collection. So don’t miss this chance to take your art knowledge to the next level.
11:30-12:00 Quantum Cloud
Rather than letting go of our thoughts, mindfulness is the practice of being aware of our thoughts, observing them, then returning to the present.
So take a moment and join the team at The Hour for a mindfulness session along the River Thames. It'll be 30 minutes of bliss for the mind that you won't find anywhere else in London.
No tickets required, just come along and join in. Mats are optional.
17:00-18:30 The Jetty
Amisha Ghadiali interviews people whose work and lives are challenging the status quo. The conversations are long, authentic and unedited. They explore the weave between politics, spirituality, sustainability and creativity – so we can come out of our silos – and bring more of who we are to our lives.
These inspiring conversations also look into the darkness and difficulties of life and challenging the status quo, providing comfort and a grounded optimism. Guest Speaker to be announced.
No tickets required. Just come along and enjoy the discussion.
13:00-14:00 The Jetty
Tony Riddle devised his Natural Life-stylist philosophy as a way to recharge, reboot and re-educate on the importance of re-aligning ourselves with Nature for emotional, spiritual and physical health.
In his inspiring one hour Rewild to Reconnect Talk Tony Riddle The Natural Life-stylist will provide you with empowering tools to help you reconnect with a happier healthier Human, and see that there is so much more to you and more to get out of the world you inhabit
Meditation expert Leo welcomes Rachel to join his ‘Within Conversation’ podcast, recorded live at the Festival. This episode, ‘Designing Wellness’, will focus on creativity and inspiration through the lens of Rachel’s speculative approach to imagining new futures for us all.
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Meet the Headliners
How to get here
Join us on London's first ever linear park, The Tide. Get here via the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich tube station. Make your way to The O2 and The Tide is to the right-hand side by Wagamamas.