The Thali Cafe at Bristol Harbour Festival

Join The Thali Cafe this weekend at Bristol Harbour Festival 26th – 28th July. After rocking the Bristol Music scene for over 50 years Bristol’s iconic turntablist DJ Derek will be performing his last outdoor gig.

The Bristol legend will be spinning his brilliant mix of reggae, dub and ska in Queen Square where we’ll have our Thali Cafe stall selling favourites from our menu to fuel your dancing feet.

Derek isn’t your average DJ, a former accountant in his late 70s, he kindled his love for music as a washboard player in the 1950s and has been pleasing crowds ever since. The Thali Cafe crew have danced to his tunes at many festivals over the years and we’ll be cheering him on all the way though his final set.

Come and join us as our city showcases it’s rich musical and performance roots and plays host to some of the best local, national and international artists.