Photos from the Whitecross Street party 2016 as the street artists and musicians take over

It’s one of the best and friendliest festivals of the year and one that we keep coming back to here on Inspiring City, not least because it’s also held on one of the coolest streets in London.

Musicians, street artists, food merchants and dancers all combine with the public to make for a great atmosphere.  Given the fact that this years festival also happened on one of the hottest days of the year, it had a little bit extra of the party atmosphere about it.

We’ve been covering the event for the past four years now and the format is essentially the same.  The street segments with different types of music and assigned artists whilst the food stalls mix in between.  The adjoining streets are then utilised as stages in front of which people can hang around and enjoy the environment.

So with posts like this it’s always about the photos, so here we have some of the images from the Whitecross Street Party 2016.

Whitecross Street Party 2016

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‘Fear of Fluffing’ one of the bands on show at the street party

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The band combined performance art with music

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People sitting on bails of hay watching one of the stages

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Carnival atmosphere

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The Lips Choir performing in the street

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Notting Hill style carnival dancing

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Another ones of the bands on show

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A tailors dummy covered with veg

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Kids dancing in the street


Street Art from the Whitecross Street Party

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Great portrait of new prime minister Theresa May from Oliver Switch

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Jane Mutiny

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Airborne Mark

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Airborne Mark

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Ben Murphy

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Yvonne Wayling

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Teddy Baden

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Ant Carver

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Mikey Brain

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‘Street Art Atlas’ documenting


And there’s a few other artists we saw but not sure who they are yet so drop me a line if you know who is who and I will update

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3D art from this artist


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Paste ups

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Sketch artist

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The Whitecross Street Party was held on Saturday 16 July 2016.  Inspiring City has covered a number of previous events on the street and these links can be accessed below:

Highlights from the Whitecross Street Party 2015 as the non conformists return

Highlights from the Whitecross Street Party 2014

Whitecross Street Party 2013 – The Rise of the Non-Conformists