Festival2Funky, a 3-day celebration of Black music and arts, will return for its 10-year anniversary in just one week, from the 26-28th May, featuring artists from across the globe.
The stellar line-up includes Grammy Award-nominated artist and US billboard charts favourite, AZ, Drum N Bass pioneer, MC Shabba D, Jamaican dance hall star, Lisa Mercedez, and UK Garage favourites, Sweet Female Attitude, amongst others.
Hosted in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant and multicultural West End at the acclaimed 2Funky Complex, this year’s festival will follow the theme of PEACE. Festival2Funky will embrace a diverse range of black music genres with exhilarating live performances including hip-hop, dub, UKG, amapiano, dancehall, jungle, afrobeat, jazz, soul, R&B, grime, trap and drum & bass.
What’s more, those attending can take part in a graffiti workshop, family rave, and not one but two competitions. Dance battle ‘For the Funk of It’ will include jaw-dropping hip hop dance moves, while Lyrical Slam will present clever wordsmiths (poetry, rap), with artists performing for industry judges.
Vijay Mistry, Managing Director of 2Funky Arts, said, “We are delighted to be bringing Festival2Funky back for its tenth anniversary year and are incredibly thankful to be supported by TheMusicLicence whom we have worked with to make this year’s festival the most diverse and inclusive festival yet, with cross-genre collaborations, experimental fusions, a vibrant network of artists, and a new dedicated LGBTQIA+ event.
“There are events for all ages and interests, from those who are familiar with the music scene to those who want to learn and discover something new. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and support emerging artists in the area.”
As well as welcoming talent from across the world, Festival2Funky will continue to encourage and inspire Leicester’s new and emerging artists with performance opportunities and workshops available, as well as volunteer opportunities designed to get people involved and engaged with live music in their area.
FESTIVAL2FUNKY will take place from 26-28 May 2023 at The 2Funky Complex, New Park St, Leicester, LE3 SNH
Find out more at: www.2funkyarts.co.uk
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