September 24th Sep 2017
The Big Launch

It’s here – yes, the wait will soon be over!  The 24th September 2017 will see the very first Metropole Market. Our ‘Big Launch’ theme includes plenty of fantastical and exciting plans, some of which we’ll be keeping secret. It’s going to be the talk of the town and a place where you’ll be entertained all day long.

Family Entertainment for free

In addition to an eclectic mix of street entertainers walking around the market, we’ll also have an extensive and exciting array of family fun to keep those of all ages amazed and entertained. Acts confirmed already include:

  • Street Comedy – comedy duo
  • Pantheatrix – street performers and fire show
  • Face painting
  • Juggling clowns
  • Stilt Walkers

…as well as live poetry from a dedicated Poetry Bus!

We’ll also have the Wave 105 radio station appearing and doing a Live Facebook broadcast to their massive following on social media – so make sure you come along and you might even get a shout out on Wave 105.

The Wave 105 Bar will also be at our market and will be serving drinks all day long!

Harking back to the destruction of the historic Metropole Hotel during the war, a group of World War II re-enactors will be stationed on Holdenhurst Road. They’ll be setting up a Communications Tent and will be accompanied by a selection of World War II vehicles.

Here’s our specific line ups so far, planned for our ‘Big Launch’ event – for all the family:


Entertainment, Holdenhurst Road

Outside The Anvil (Lansdowne’s liveliest live music venue), Holdenhurst Road

12.30pm – 1.30pm – Si Genaro (folk/pop)

3.15pm – 4.00pm – Chris Collins (acoustic rock)

Outside Mexigo Restaurant, Holdenhurst Road

10.00am – 10.45am – Ant Lewis (reggae roots)  

Outside The Old Fire Station, Holdenhurst Road

10.00am –10.45am – Jonny Phillips (folk)

11.00am – 12.00pm – Philip John (rock/alternative)

12.15pm – 1.15pm – Shanon White (folk/punk)

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Xander Keys (popular music)

2.45pm – 3.45pm – Krista Green (folk/rock/pop)

The International Courtyard, Holdenhurst Road

11.00am –12.00pm – Mambossa (latin american)

12.15pm – 1.15pm – Uri (acoustic flemenco)

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Mambossa (latin american)

2.45pm – 3.45pm – Roberto (latin american)

Outside Waverly House, Holdenhurst Road

10.00am –10.45am – Arthur Young (vintage style)

11.00am – 12.00pm – Miss Annie (vintage style)

12.15pm – 1.15pm – Arthur Young (vintage style)

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Miss Annie (vintage style)

2.45pm – 3.45pm – Real Vintage (vintage style)

Wave 105

Live broadcast all day


Entertainment Area

11.00am – 11.45am – Lewis Jordan Brown

12.00pm – 12.30pm – Pantheatrix Show

12.45pm – 1.30pm – Street Comedy

1.45pm – 2.30pm – Lewis Jordan Brown

2.45pm – 3.45pm – Pantheatrix Show

3.30pm – 4.15pm – Street Comedy

Ricky Also Live Street Art

Ricky will be producing artwork on the street during our first market, between the times of 11.00am- – 16.00pm


Kids Zone

10.00am – 5.00pm – Moon Studio Pop Up Pottery

10.00am – 5.00pm – Facepainting (small fee to public)

11.00am – 11.45am – Mr Merlin & Okey Dokey

12.15pm – 1.00pm – Jamie Jigsaw

1.30pm – 2.15pm – Dr Balloonman

2.45pm – 1.30pm – Jamie Jigsaw