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Dream Project – Private Festival in Surrey

Back in February Lemon HQ received a dream brief. The client was looking to put on a private festival at their home.

Think live music, tipis, silent disco, dancing till dawn, camping and a lots of Pimms! This wasn’t just any private party, this was a chance for Lemon to do what we do best – curate and co-ordinate an event to remember (with the best of the best in live entertainment of course!). 

After multiple site visits, wet-weather plans, and a touch of Lemon creative magic – SydFest was born! Lanyards were ordered, 300 invites sent and suppliers booked, all we needed now was a sunny weekend in June!

Luckily for all we were blessed with an absolute scorcher! Both Lucy and Georgia were on hand all weekend to run the event, ensuring it was a super smooth and super fun weekend. (Spoiler alert: it was!)

Herringbone Cocktail Club kicked off Saturday afternoon with the perfect concoction of medleys that earned them fans young and old!

Being a roaming band Herringbone have the ability to go wherever the party is, ensuring that everyone got a chance to enjoy their mix. 

In between sets we made sure there was plenty to keep everyone entertained, from a popcorn machine, kids zone and of course in true festival style a Glitter Station!  

Saturday’s Hog Roast was served by Cutting Edge Catering and a feast was had by all.

Next on the live music line up for Saturday was ‘Contempo’. It’s hard to describe what makes this act so special, Electrifying is the only word that comes to mind. As a multi-instrumentalist Contempo has the power to captivate an audience with his immense talent. Kids, Parents, and even Grandparents were on their feet dancing to Contempos eclectic mix of songs and skills. 

‘Rocking Steady’ then took over with a set-list perfect for a tent full of party-goers. The kids were put to bed and ‘Rocking Steady’ worked the crowd and kept everyone up and dancing until midnight. Into the early morning the silent disco was turned on and the dance moves on the tipi floor had to be seen to be believed.

The next day was a more chilled out affair (probably due to a few sore-heads!) but our diverse roster allowed us to suggest and provide entertainment to suit all tastes. 

Food for Sunday was provided by Vaporetto Pizza and went down an absolute storm. ‘Empire’ and ‘Dos Tiempos’ were our performers of the day and with alternating sets the music was perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon with an Ibiza vibes twist courtesy of ‘Dos Tiempos’. 

As a DJ Drum Duo, ‘Dos Tiempos’ bring something different to any party and SydFest was the perfect setting for them to earn themselves a hoard of new fans! 

Empire brought a more power pop-tastic set to the table which brought everyone back to life and back to the dancefloor! 

As the day grew to a close and the clear-up began we knew we’d just created a weekend to remember! SydFest was a huge success and we haven’t stopped talking about it in the office! So that’s it Festival Season is officially upon us and we can’t wait to work on more!

Special thanks to our amazing and lovely clients Liz and Tim. This was one of our favourite projects to date. See you same place same time next year, yeah!?

Live Music Provided by Lemon Entertainment:
The Herringbone Cocktail Club
Rocking Steady
Dos Tiempos

Suppliers :
Tipis – Surrey and Sussex Tipi Hire
Bar – Unstable Beer Bar
Saturday Catering – Cutting Edge Food
Silent Disco – The Silent Party
Sunday Catering – Vaporetto Pizza
Photographer – Eva Photgraphy

The London Lemon Sessions – 26th September 2019

The countdown is on to our next London Lemon Sessions which is being held in the legendary Bedford in Balham on the 26th September 2019!

We are using this night to celebrate the relaunch / rebrand of Lemon Entertainment – good times will be had.

Live Music From
– Herringbone Cocktail Club –
– Dos Tiempos –
– Empire –
– Contempo –
– Esquire –

Things to expect from your evening:
– Amazing Entertainment
– Seriously talented people
– A beautiful venue
– Some great banter
– A bar full of some of London’s finest drinks

Free Entry – but limited space so please register for entry

Cocktail in hand, playlist on, get ready summer is here! – How music can give you that summer feeling!

Whether you are a music buff or not, everyone has a certain set of songs that provoke a certain memory. You might not even be aware of it until that song comes on the radio and you remember that afternoon in the beer garden of summer 2015 .. you know the one I mean right? The right music can influence your whole mood, and it can certainly influence your summer! Here at Lemon HQ we have been reminiscing on our favourite music summer throwbacks and trying to figure out the next big tunes.

So I must admit I am a bit of secret garage fan. So when Herringbone Cocktail Club played their ‘Garage Club Sandwich’ full of 90s throwbacks from their musical cocktail menu at a wedding we recently worked at (see below) I was in my element. ‘Gotta get Thru This’ was stuck in my head for the following week, much to the dismay of the office! This is the power of music, the memories it provokes and those summer memories it brings back.  The sunshine makes everything better and music has the power to do the same.

So what tracks do we think are going to be on 2019’s summer playlist? Well I am currently going through a massive ‘Catfish and the Bottlemen’ stage, and just can’t wait to see them perform at Citadel. Lucy is all about ‘Sam Fender’, so the office becomes a little musical cocktail within itself. We are so lucky here at Lemon to be working with the best musicians, I’ll even get a sneak peak of our Herringbone member playing with Matthew and the Atlas at Citadel in July and Lucy has just been to see The Spice Girls who are using some of our Diamond Boys as their backing band! We want to provide you with our own memories that you can look back on for Summers to come. So contact us today to book one of our performers for your event and give yourself that Summer Feeling.

Lemon Upcoming Public Events

Here at Lemon Entertainment we mostly book our bands and DJ’s into private events. This year however we have some public events coming up and we wanted to let you know about them so you can come and enjoy them with us!

In a few weeks we will be at The Big Little Fashion Show which is taking place at the stunning Hedsor House. The lovely organisers of the event contacted me looking for some live music with an edge, ideally female. I knew exactly who they needed. The totally epic Grace Savage. The Event is a one day festival in the beautiful English countryside, showcasing the best in UK independent fashion & beauty.  The show will be an extravaganza of shopping, styling workshops, catwalk shows and a panel talk. Bringing together the best in brands, UK stylists and bloggers, in the luxurious surroundings of stately home splendour.  A brilliant, stylish day out for any fashion lover. Tickets are available here.

Mid July we are heading to the glorious Cowdray with Dos Tiempos. They have been booked for the Cowdray Polo Gold Cup Party. More info and Tickets available soon.

August bank holiday weekend we will be at Hampton Court Palace with Herringbone Cocktail Club and Dos Tiempos at the Hampton Court Food Festival. Tickets available here. Dos Tiempos will be performing all three days and Herringbone Cocktail Club will be there on the Sunday and Monday. For full timings click here.
The Festival is a great day out for all the family with a great selection of delicious artisan producers, the tastiest street food, a stellar line-up of cooks and chefs, fabulous entertainment, family fun and great live music. All set within the backdrop of an iconic Historic Royal Palace.

The End of September is our annual London Lemon Sessions, this year at The Bedford in Balham. Tickets are available here. There will be live music from The Herringbone Cocktail Club, Dos Tiempos, Empire, Contempo and Esquire. Tickets are free but you need to register to be put on the guest list. Stay up to date with the event on the facebook event here.

Do you remember when?

Here are Lemon Entertainment we believe that life should be loaded with exceptional memories, made from phenomenal events & sprinkled with remarkable people. Which is why we only collaborate with the most talented and lovely people. Read below for our latest collaboration with some serious talent.

So you’ve booked the entertainment for your wedding or event, you’ll get to enjoy it the entire evening and you can’t wait. But what about when the night’s over and you’ll wake up the next morning and only have wobbly, dark distorted sound phone footage to watch back over. Our acts are the highest quality so your memories should be too. That’s why we’ve teamed up to offer the highest quality video team around who can record their performance and your evening to watch back over again and again. If you’ve watched the Lemon Entertainment ‘About Us’ video HERE you’ve already seen the high-end quality their filming produces. 

Stuart and Dan have been filming events for over a decade, spent years in audio too and their entire lives being normal, regular guys who are great to have a beer with.  

Outside of their work Dan spends his time outdoor cooking- smoking every meat he can in his outdoor smoker, brewing questionable- but still drinkable, home beers and ales complimented by also making the hottest of homemade hot sauces. Stuart plays for his local football team- we can’t decide whether we should tell you what team he actually supports here, ‘enjoys’ going to the gym just enough to be able to make up for his chocolate addiction and continually beating his dad at golf.

“We’re both people people-, that’s how we met, in central London, in person with no prior knowledge of each other. We love documenting events through film, we push to bring something different to the table each time that is unique to that event, venue or subject each time we shoot. We only know how to do things properly and right, there’s no point in being any other way when film and editing is involved. Our approach and equipment are geared around filming events to the highest standards, from the darkest smallest venues to the largest grandest halls and beyond we’re prepared for whatever your event can throw at us.”

Drop us a message to hear more about what Dan and Stu can offer you for your event.