Festival2Funky Returns For The Tenth Year To Champion Black Music

A 3-day celebration of Black music and arts will return for its 10-year anniversary from the 26-28th May.

Festival2Funky will gather artists from across the globe to Leicester. 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 Mercedes, and UK Garage favourites, Sweet Female Attitude, amongst others.

The festival will be hosted in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant and multicultural West End at the acclaimed 2Funky Comple. Festival2Funky will follow the theme of PEACE throughout the 3 days. The festival embraces 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.

Not just that, 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. This year’s festival will be the most diverse and inclusive festival yet, with cross-genre collaborations, experimental fusions, a vibrant network of artists, and a new dedicated LGBTQIA+ event.

Festival2Funky doesn’t just welcome talent from across the world, they will continue to encourage and inspire Leicester’s new and emerging artists with performance opportunities and workshops available. The festival also includes volunteer opportunities that will 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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