Swing East is the East End’s premier jump and jive jamboree.
The one day Swing festival transports Chrisp Street Market back to its Festival of Britain roots by recreating a 1950s dance hall with music, shopping and eating. It’s hugely popular with residents and vintage enthusiasts alike.
Our staff member, Nelson Piperides – AKA DJ Nel Raiser – is the driving force behind Swing East. Nelson suggested the idea of a 1950s rock and roll festival with “music that swings” to mark the unique history of Chrisp Street Market and Swing East was born.
Swing East drives footfall and is great for Chrisp Street and Poplar-based businesses.