SOLD OUT: REVISED DATE: HORNIMAN MUSEUM GARDENS Beats & Blooms Family Rave ft. Perry from Pendulum! 9 September 2-6pm

This events is now Sold Out and no tickets will be available on the door. But you can still get your rave on with us in South East London in September – we are playing the Fox & Firkin in Lewisham on 17 September 2-4pm with the drum and bass legend DJ Aphrodite in their awesome back terrace – very festival vibe! Tickets here:


We are very sorry to have to postpone tomorrow’s Beats and Blooms Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave due to the Met Office forecast of extremely high winds in the area. We are all disappointed but your safety is our priority and given the exposed, outdoor location of the event it is no longer wise to go ahead. It also avoids the possibility of evacuating 2,000 attendees with young children, in dangerous circumstances.

The Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave has been rescheduled for Saturday 9 September 2-6pm and your tickets will be automatically transferred to this new date. Unfortunately some of the planned DJs are unable to make the re-scheduled date but the new lineup is:

Mark Force & Atlanta Alure (as before)

DJ Chefal – original Croydon dubstep pioneer and DJ at the very first Big Fish Little Fish in July 2013 – so we are delighted he can make it to our 10th Birthday Party. Expect lots of classic dubstep goodness. Proper innit?

Perry from Pendulum – yes, South London resident Perry from the mighty Pendulum will finish the day with a bangin’ mix of dnb & jungle & breaks & heavy on the PENDULUM!!

If you would like a refund instead then please contact by Monday 31 July.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and hope to see you at the Horniman again very soon. Hannah from Big Fish Little Fish adds: ‘We are so sad not to be able to celebrate our birthday with you on our home turf tomorrow but are looking forward immensely to seeing you all in September and hope you all have a great summer. Rave on!’

he original family rave Big Fish Little Fish is ten years old. Dance in the Horniman Gardens with your family and join the celebration!

Join us for a proper South London knees up to wish happy tenth birthday to the brilliant Big Fish Little Fish. Witness music history with the incomparable Benga behind the decks once more – come throw some shapes in the garden of dance this July.

NB please read the Horniman website for full T&Cs.


Line up times will be confirmed closer to the day.


Atlanta Allure & Mark Force  Mark Force is one of Broken Beat supergroup Bugz in the Attic and has been producing and DJing for over 35 years. He plays everything from Hip Hop, Electro, House, Hardcore, Jungle/DnB, Broken, Jazz, Soul, Boogie, and Disco. Atlanta hails from South London, as a raver at legendary old skool parties such as Labrynth, Raindance and AWOL, Atlanta started her journey in the mid-90s on pirate radio playing Acid House, UK Garage and Jungle/DnB.

Mark XTC Jungle pioneer, Hacienda regular DJ and Kool London DJ Mark has played some of the most acclaimed sets at BFLF over the last 10 years. This time he brings his enormously popular Classic History Set taking us though old skool and jungle. This’ll get you reaching for the sky!

And playing live for the first time in a long time…

Benga Dubstep pioneer and producer of seminal tracks both as Benga and part of the Magnetic Man collective (with Skream and Artwork) we are honoured that Benga will be gracing our decks after a long break from live performance, joined by his young family to bring the Bass to our afternoon.


There won’t just be music and dancing, there’s food, bars, blooming lovely floral crafting activities, author readings/signings, bubbles, balloons and foam!

Timings and locations within the Gardens for all activities will be signposted on the day.

Craft Activities

Nifty Natty Crafts will be making colourful, flowered, feathered rave crowns plus giant colouring in murals and playdough tables.

Book signing

Author Uju Asika will be reading and signing copies of her acclaimed books: ‘Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World’ and her new book for pre-and-just-schoolers ‘A World For Me and You’. Also with her brand new book ‘Raising Boys Who Do Better: A Hopeful Guide for a New Generation’.

Park Quizzes

Bring Your Baby will be running Park Quizzes, to get your minds moving.

  • General knowledge for all the family (that includes little ones too)
  • A quiz with a twist aimed at school-aged children
  • The London themed quiz where you might even recognise some local landmarks!

Skipping Sikh

Have some fun with the Skipping Sikh sessions.

Butterfly House and golf

We also have our Butterfly House open for ravers at a discounted price during the event: £2.50 per person and tickets can be purchased from the Butterfly House on the day.

Plus UrbanCrazy golf will be open for the whole family to enjoy!

Face Painting

Have your face painted by fabulous Doxa Faces. Children must be over 2 to be painted and there is an additional cost for face painting: £7 per child / £10 per adult.

Info about the day

  • Please note this event is outside so come along, embrace the festival atmosphere and dress appropriately for the weather on the day.
  • The Gardens and Animal Walk will be accessible to ticket holders only. Reduced cost tickets for the Butterfly House will also be available on the day for event attendees.
  • The event will take place whatever the weather and refunds will not be offered in the case of bad weather.
  • Tickets must be purchased online ahead of the event, tickets will not be available on the door.