Festival2Funky 2016

Festival2Funky 2016

Festival2Funky 2016

Now in its 3rd year,Festival2Funky was an inspired celebration of Black music and arts, which ranfrom 23-29 May 2016. This year, the festival will expanded from 1 to 7 days,and was based entirely at the newly rebranded 2Funky Music Café in Leicester’svibrant West End.

The festival encompassed Reggae, Soul, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Afro beats, Funk, House,R&B, dub, spoken word and Jazz. Exhilarating live performances and open micsets, across these genres, featured alongside masterclasses, graffitiworkshops, DJ sets, comedy and after parties.

The line up included:

    Grime MC P Money, whose tracks have featuredartists such as Chipmunk and Lethal Bizzle.

    London-based instrumentalists The Compozers, whohave worked with some of the biggest names on the UK urban/ Afro Beats scene.

    Artist, speaker, writer and spoken word performerSuli Breaks, whose Youtube channel has generated over 12 million views, withfans including Will Smith.

    Rose Windross – the distinctive voice thatlaunched legendary UK act Soul II Soul.

    Nadia Rose, one of the UK’s most promisingrappers, who performed as part of an ILUVLIVE event.

    Brazillian percussionist and composer AdrianoAdewale, who performed family-friendly world jazz (linking in with The SparkArts For Children.)

    Urban comedy from Quncy, Thanyia Moore, ChrisChrissaay and Annette Fagon.


Watch this space for detailson the 2017 festival!

Cool as Leicester- Interview with Vijay Mistry
An insightful article on the challenges we had faced during lockdown and how we changed the way we deliver live music and workshops to our supporters.
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