The aim of Dancing Giraffe is to provide a platform to inspire, inform and represent the Essex disabled community. Catch them at Fling where they'll be hosting their Beyond Fusion stage showcasing a mix of live music talent which includes Reg Webb, who has toured with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Suzi Quatro and Vanessa Paradis. Other acts include Jakob Deist, Lizzie B, Adrian Birtwell, Jan Richardson, Dolly Slateman and Ben Sims.
Ever wanted to learn how to dance the Mambo, Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa, JiveSwing or Lindy Hop?! Well now's your chance as the MAD MAMBO TEA PARTY will be hosting dance workshops and performances throughout the day & evening
Gin lovers, you're in for a treat! We have teamed up with the award-winning local distillers Hayman's Gin to bring you a new addition to Fling... HAYMAN'S GIN BAR. Three friends you'll be getting to know rather well this year: London Dry, Sloe & Old Tom
Fling favourite The Elation Station returns offering creative and messy fun for grown ups. Get stuck into the crafts resources and let your imagination run wild. This year's theme... masks and deely boppers
Keep your eyes peeled for our enthralling aerial performance blending gymnastics, dance, contortion and circus. A different and enchanting performance featuring aerial artists running and dancing high in the Fling air
Our good friends at Colchester Brewery have spoken. We're pleased to announce the first ever Fling beer, brewed especially for the festival, will be callled... FLINGAMAJIG. Congratulations to Jason Hales for the winning suggestion.
Grab your talc and head to the House of Soul for a festival mix of all things northern, tamla, mod and vocal house. Hosting this brand new tent we have the wonderful partnership of Acanteen and local scenesters, Rubber Soul
The hugely popular Bollywood Bling Tent returns this year offering a packed timetable of performances and workshops covering Bollywood fusion, Sitar, Bollyflex, Dhol n Bass, Bhangra & more. And if that sounds too energetic why not just tuck in to the delicious authentic Indian cuisine.
Huge rhinestone-encrusted CONGRATULATIONS to Vicky Butterfly for winning the "Most Dazzling Dancer" prize at Las Vegas' Burlesque Hall of Fame last weekend. We look forward to welcoming her to this year's Cabaret Stage