Festival2Funky Virtual

Festival2Funky Virtual

We Are Now Taking Festival2Funky Virtual, Where You Can Watch From The Comfort Of Your Own Homes.

Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th May 2020
Now in its seventh year, Festival2Funky will be an awesome celebration of Black music and arts, running from 22-24 May 2020  This year’s focus is to boost representation of female urban music talent across the festival and beyond, including DJs and vocalists.


‘Social Media & Music’ Talk and Q&A
Chair - Yaw Owusu (Nike, Sony, Universal). Panel - Tasha Demi (MTV, MOBO Awards), Miss C Brown (Tapes) & Yasin El Ashrafi (HQ)

7pm-9pm Launch Event    Performances by NAMYWA, ShezAr and Lydia Unsudimi, and commissioned artists Flynny O Flynn, Ffion and Linzi. Hosted by Carol Leeming MBE.

9pm – 10pm
Dice Recordings Showcase 2020
Big Narstie, Still Greedy, KSLDN and Marsha D’Boss. Hosted By ManLikeHaks

10pm – Midnight
Radio2Funky Presents DJ Lady Envy & Rachel Rodriguez
Strictly Friday night vibes, with rnb, hiphop, ukg, house, tech and more.


12pm – 1pm
Ninja Bobs Block Party
Hiphop, funk & rnb good times vibes

1pm – 2.30pm
Baby People Presents 2 x 45 minute Graffiti Workshops, provided by Onga and Paintjerm.
Come and try a graffiti graffiti letters from basic shapes. All you need is paper, a pencil, a rubber and a marker pen.

2.30pm – 6pm
An Afternoon of Jazz, Curated by Marcus Joseph
Chris Long, Randolph Matthews, Emily Saunders, Arun Ghosh, Rosie Turton, Eddie Hick, Izzy Flynn, Marcus Joseph and Yelfris Valdes. Hosted by Tony Minvielle.

6pm – 10pm
HQ Familia Presents…
Live performances from
Truemendous, Lady Sanity, Lloyd Luther, Phidizz, Jafro, Harri Georgio, Tayo B, Morgan Munroe, Alice Kube and DJ NikNak. Hosted By Mr Shay

10pm – 3am
Media Board Presents…
DJs Melody Kane, Dre, Alex Miles, Abz & Bhavzee.


1pm – 3pm
Radio2Funky Presents Dj Mugsy & Attish
Giving you the bank holiday flavours, cooking up all things urban!

Big Fish Little Fish Presents The Original Family Rave
Alex Deadman (Junglist Alliance / The Holy Chalice)

Unite The Scene Presents…
For The Funk Of It Dance Battles, with cash prizes
Hosted By Taiwo. Judges B-Girl Roxy, Pairs Crossley, Daniela Barbiera and DJ Lucas Benjamin

Eava FM Presents…
Live performances from …
Rah Digga (US), Amy True, Queen Millz, Shakezpeare, Jaz Kahina, Loaneski, Strizzy Strauss, LVT, Estar, Jay L Booth and Diana. DJ Yinka.

10pm – 3am
Wheel It Up Presents…
DJ Sets From
Shaun Dean, Kyzr & MC Weejii, Taxman, Collateral Damage & Froidy

Festival2Funky is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Festival2Funky’s artist development programme is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations. 

Official Partners – Radio2Funky, Dare to Diva, HQ Studios, Baby People, Eava FM, Unite the Scene, Wheel It Up, Media Board, Marcus Joseph And Big Fish Little Fish.

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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