Ethno-fair and gala concert in Potters Field Park crowned the Days of Ukraine in the UK
On 19 October 2013, the exuberant ethno-fair and gala concert in Potters Field Park on the Thames’ bank near the famous Tower Bridge crowned the Days of Ukraine in the UK, the three-day festival of Ukrainian culture.
This day, the ethno-festival guests had an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of a Ukrainian settlement, with its trade-fair, traditional Cossack entertainment and cuisine. According to the estimates of Stephen Cornford, the Managing Director at Potters Field Park, the ethno-festival on the Thames was attended about 40-45 thousand Londoners.
The total number of Londoners and city visitors who witnessed the events that took place as part of the Days of Ukraine amounted to 110-120 thousand people. The big stage at Potters Field became the venue for performance of such famous Ukrainian bands as folk groups Astarta and Folkners, authentic ensemble Krosna, as well as the classical representatives of the Ukrainian rock stage Kozak System and Taras Chubai. The event and the festival as a whole was crowned with the music performance by cult Ukrainian band Vopli Vidopliasova and ethno-band Le Grand Orchestra, with Oleh Skrypka as the frontman. Their performance made the audience dance.