It’s the last weekend of the Olympics and you just have a couple more days of international music, culture, food and fun. So to help you out, here are a few of our top picks for country house events to visit. Make sure to check out some of these to help make your Olympics the experience of a lifetime!
And you can listen to an interview with Londonprepares.com on TalkSport discussing more of the country house highlights:
Russian Red Rocks– Back for an encore, Russia Park is hosting the Red Rocks Music Festival on Aug. 11. It’s the biggest Russian contemporary music event ever held in London. You’ll see Okean Elzy (UA), B-2, Machete, Dj Subwave Dj Modular and special guest Fenech Soler. After earlier charging £40, the event is now FREE! The fest starts at 6 p.m. For more information, check the event Facebook page.
Ready for Rio — Ramp up for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games with host city Rio! For the last evening of Rio Hour on Aug. 11, soak in Brazilian culture by joining Naurea, Joao Brasil, Sargento Pimenta and the legendary Paraiso School of Samba as they give a peek into Rio 2016 through music. The concert runs from from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Casa Brasil.
Jammin’ at Jamaica House – Jamaica House will continue hosting food, drinks and live music from 4 p.m. through 3 a.m. each night this weekend. UK Radio presenters will be reporting from Jamaica House and will host the JTB “Win a Holiday in Jamaica Competition”. On Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. Black Slate will perform, then stick around with the Jamaica crowd to watch the women’s 4 x 400 meter relay finals at 9 p.m., and the men’s 4×100 meter relay finals between 8 p.m. and midnight. On Aug. 12, the Olympics Closing Ceremony will be followed by a party with DJ Rory. Online registrations are full, however the staff advises to arrive before 6 p.m. to ensure entrance. As a reminder, Jamaica House has a one-in, one-out policy, and as the night goes on, the queues grow longer. You also have the option of taking in a little Jamaican culture on the terrace at IndigO2 At Proud2.
Czech Beats – If you’re looking for even more world music, check out the Czech House. DJ and Czech Radio 1 presenter Martin Mikulas will play soul, funk, Latin, jazz and electronic music from 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11. Plus, Czech athletes are always dropping by the house, so you never know which VIPs will be in attendance.
Going Dutch — If you haven’t been to the Holland Heineken House yet, make it your priority! The folks here really know how to party, and you’ll be surrounded by thousands of orange-clad revellers — you can even watch the events on a big screen while sitting in a specially built grandstand. Holland Heineken House is open until 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, the night of the closing ceremony, and tickets are still available. To visit you must have a valid admission ticket ordered in advance, and ID proving you are 18 years of age. (Children are allowed until 8pm, as long as they are accompanied by an adult aged 21 or older).