Some of you may remember my sugar-hyped, sun-stroked review of LolliBop 2012. It was crazily hot, crazily colourful and crazily fun. We met a ZingZilla and we saw – among others – Alex from CBeebies, who I had the weirdest dream about the other night….
Sorry, I got a little confused there. The point is, LolliBop last year was ace and it’s back again this year. There’s a change of venue – it’ll be in the former Olympic Park, currently undergoing renovation and soon to be reopening as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. That means it’s in Stratford, which may seem like a trek, but we went there in the summer (not for that big sporting thing) and it was easy-peasy on the Jubilee Line from Waterloo. It’s even accessible, which you can’t say about last year’s closest stations!
It’s on for 3 days again – 16th, 17th and 18th August – and the line-up tends to be the same each day. But if you’re keen, you can book for all three… Early bird tickets are available now at http://www.lollibopfestival.co.uk.
Acts haven’t been announced yet, but like last year there’ll be a mix of music acts and presenters on the LolliBop Live stage, and theatre acts at the Lollipalladiam as well as lots and lots of interactive activities, an Enchanted Forest and the LolliBop Kitchen. We spent hours there last year and still didn’t get round everything. There is more than enough to keep a 3-year-old entertained, but this year we’ll be visiting with a 4-year-old and 1-year-old (probably) toddling. Could be an exhausting day! Fortunately it knackers the kids out too: