First Participants Announced for LNYDP 2019!

We are delighted to announce the first 6 participants for London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2019!

Twizy Tours

The latest in automotive technology has arrived on the streets of London and is confirmed for LNYDP 2019. Twizy Tours provides an immersive experience for the many millions of tourists that visit London each year. The Twizy cars have an automated tour guide system that gives their riders the best insight into the historic monuments and points of interest as they pass by.

The Twizy Tour team will be launching their fleet of Twizy Cars at London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2019. We can’t wait to welcome them on January 1st and showcase their fantastic new range of tour guide cars to the hundreds of thousands of spectators on the streets of Westminster.

 

Great Oak High School

The Spirit of Great Oak is from beautiful Temecula, California, located between San Diego and Los Angeles, California. It is known as Southern California’s Wine Country and home to the Luiseno Band of Mission Indians Pechanga Tribe.

Great Oak High School and the Spirit Band & Guard is completing its fourteenth year. While the school is young, their program has grown significantly and been recognised as an outstanding program throughout the State of California and Nation having earned superior ratings at concert festivals; medalists in the Marching Band, Drum Line and Winter Guard Circuits; and has hosted several guest composers and clinicians.

 

FAKI – Kimbanguist Brass Band

The Kimbanguist Brass Band is part of the Kimbanguist Church founded in 1921 by Simon Kimbangu – a peaceful freedom fighter in the colonial era in the Congo. The Kimbanguist Brass Band has now existed for 6 decades and in London for 25 years. It is composed of members of all ages from 6 years old, through to pensioners. Their aim is to spread good news through joyful hymns full of positive vibes that everybody can enjoy with different styles –  including classical ballads, a bit of jazz and ‘Djouke’ for the Parade, which means ‘Entertaining March’.

 

London & Surrey Mini Owners Club

We are the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club, the largest regional Mini club in the UK. We are responsible for organising the World famous ‘London to Brighton Mini run’, with over 2300 minis take part, making it the biggest one make car show in the World!

Currently we hold two Guinness World Records, the first being for fitting the largest number of adults in a classic Mini (27 adults) and the second for having the longest unbroken convoy of Mini cars, which still stand at an amazing 1,450 minis.

 

Desert Mountain High School Marching Band 

Desert Mountain is celebrating its 24th year as a High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Desert Mountain Bands and Orchestra heavily compete throughout Arizona and California, receiving outstanding performance captions and Superiors at Marching. Concert and Jazz Festivals. The Band and Orchestra consist of 9th – 12th graders and have performed in parades and events throughout the United States, including opening the Thanksgiving Day Parade at Disneyland in Anaheim California, the Pearl Harbour Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii and performed at the Arizona memorial commemorating the 50th Anniversary. Desert Mountain has also performed in parades in Italy, Ireland, France and at London’s New Year”s Day Parade.

 

The London Pearly Kings & Queens Society

The historic Society was established in 1875 by our founder Henry Croft who became the first Pearly King to wear a smother suit made from real pearl buttons. There were 28 London Boroughs then who each had a Pearly family, all collecting donations for London’s poor communities and residents with disabilities.

The Pearly Society is a huge part of London tradition and we continue to collect for various charities in a voluntary capacity. Many people far and wide across the World treasure the Pearly Society making it a privilege and honour to be a member.

You can find a full listing of all participants announced so far via our Participants Page!

Each week we will be announcing new participants, so stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for further announcements.