Festival2Funky 2019 Paid Artist Commissions & Volunteering Opportunities

Festival2Funky 2019  Paid Artist Commissions & Volunteering Opportunities

Now in its sixth year, Festival2Funky will be a fantastic celebration of Black music and arts, running from 24-26 May 2019 at 2Funky Music Cafe, The 2Funky Lounge and 2Funky Kitchenin Leicesterís vibrant West End. This yearís focus is to ignite new collaborations; promoting links between artists and sharing different artistic perspectives.

Festival opportunities:

- Music commissions available for new, collaborative performances (£100 per performance)

- Volunteering opportunities, as part of the festival, for young people aged 16-25 (Arts Award accredited).

- Commissions for three emerging spoken word artists to write new material and perform during the festival. Mentored by John Berkavitch (former UK Slam Poetry Champion), these local writers will create, rehearse and debut new work (£350 per artist). Deadline: 30 March 2019.

To apply for any of these opportunities, please contact Vijay Mistry at 2Funky Arts

Festival2Funky will encompass Afrobeat, trap, reggae, grime, gospel, jazz, soul, R&B, dub, jungle, UK Garage, bass and drum & bass. Exhilarating live performances and open mic sets, across these genres, will feature alongside masterclasses, graffiti workshops, DJ sets, urban comedy events, spoken word, after-parties and lots more!

A full schedule will be available in the run up to the festival, from


24-26 May 2019

2Funky Music Cafť, The 2Funky Lounge and 2Funky Kitchen, New Park St, Leicester

Festival wristbands (£10) for access to the full weekend, are available on the door and Events at 2Funky Kitchen will be FREE entry.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and National Lottery Awards for All. 

Official Partners Ė Radio2Funky, Graff HQ, Dare to Diva, This Way Music, HQ Studios, 69 Magazine & FU Media, Square Mile, Baby People,  Unite the Scene, Leicester City Council, Colab2


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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