Nottingham’s Music & Arts Festival Hockley Hustle Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever.

Hockley Hustle

350 artists, 30 venues, five charities and one wristband for this Nottingham festival.

Hockley Hustle returns for the first time in three years following a Covid enforced hiatus.

The all dayer event kicks off at 1 pm on Sunday 23 October led by a packed line of the best homegrown talent and emerging artists across multiple venues. Venues involved with Hockley Hustle include Rough Trade, The Angel, The Bodega, Jamcafé, Hockley Arts Club and Bar Eleven. 

The streets of Hockley will come alive with a jam-packed street entertainment programme featuring a Samba parade from the award-winning Can Samba. A collaboration with Nottingham Street Food Club will see Heathcote Street lined with a tasty array of food vendors. The Broadway Cinema Terrace will be home to Silent Disco DJs, a light show and some special guests popping up throughout the day.

Hockley Hustle
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Proceeds of the Hockley Hustle will support a number of charities carrying out vital work across the city including Imara, Base 51, Emmanuel House, BME Cancer Communities and a Nottingham food bank. The festival donates ticket income, with other funds coming from the sale of merchandise and T-shirts.

Over the last 15 years, Hockley Hustle has raised more than £200,000 for charity.

There is support from Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID). The organisers behind It’s in Nottingham is allowing the festival to provide free access to a number of low income families to come and enjoy the event. 

This year will also see the launch of a development strand for budding event promoters. Sixteen participants have been paired with promoters to shadow their preparation for stages at the event, thanks to the support of Arts Council England. 

Tickets are Adult £15 / Concessions / Students £10. 

Line up announcements and the Young Hustlers programme will be coming soon. Keep up to date at  &

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