The Original Jerk Cookout

Join us for this family-friendly food and music festival.

Happening across the Horniman Gardens, join us for family activities, live music, activities, and jerk, vegan and vegetarian food cooked by top Caribbean and African chefs.

Please note: to enter this event you must have purchased your tickets in advance.  There is no readmittance to the event. 

Live on the Jerk Stage

Donna Spence – Host

12.30 – 1pm – DJ Chrystilize

1pm 1.30pm – Liyah

1.30pm – 2pm – Teachers Crew

2pm – 2.30pm – Carroll Thompson

2.30pm – 3pm – Reggae Aerobics

3pm – 4pm – YolanDa Brown

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Gary Crosby and Tomorrow’s Warriors

5.30pm – 6pm – Becca D

6pm – 7pm – London Community Gospel Choir

Sunken Gardens

1pm – 1.30pm – South London Samba

4pm – 4.30pm – The Venus Bushfires performance

South Downs – Family Area

1pm – 1.30pm – The Venus Bushfires workshop

2pm – 2.30pm – Helen McDonald storytelling

3pm – 3.30pm – Helen McDonald storytelling

4pm – 4.30pm – Helen McDonald storytelling

Warp x Room Studios Bandstand

2pm – 3pm – Dubplate Pearl & Mister Swing Easy DJ set

3pm – 4pm – George Riley

4pm – 5pm – Wu-Lu DJ set

5.30pm – 6.30pm – Kwake Bass presents DEM1NS DJ set

The Cookout Village


  • International food stalls
  • Arts and crafts stalls
  • Charity stalls
  • Wellness area
  • Storytelling
  • UK’s Biggest Candy & Jerusalema dance-a-long

To apply to be a food trader at The Original Jerk Cookout please contact

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