Wide Awake Festival

With a line up of "leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno and jazz', the Wide Awake festival is looking like a great addition to London's live music calendar. Peter Gray reports.

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It may be entering a fairly congested playing field, but the organisers of the Wide Awake Festival clearly feel that they’ve spotted a gap in the market.

The one day event, which will take place on the 3rd of September 2021 at South London’s Brockwell Park, will focus on ‘leftfield indie, post-punk, electronica, techno and jazz’ with the organiser’s hoping to provide a “distinctive counter-culture experience’.  

In order to ensure that the new event meets this remit, the organisers of the festival have assembled a truly impressive line-up of artists, including Daniel Avery, Black Midi, Dr. Rubinstein, Erol Alan and Dream Wife. 

In addition to those established names, an array of lesser known local acts will also perform at Brockwell Park, including Lena Willikens, Goat Girl, Sheer Mag, Los Bitchos, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Minimal Violence, Proteus, and Snapped Ankles. Further artists are expected to be announced in the run up to the event.

If you were in any doubt that the new festival meant business, however, you need only look at the array of heavyweight industry names involved in the project. These include the team behind Field Day along with some of the leading lights from venues like the Moth Club, The Shacklewell Arms and The Waiting Room.

The director of the festival, Marcus Weedon said: “We’re thrilled to be putting on an event with an ethos that doesn’t really exist at an outdoor festival in London at the moment. It’s great to give bands like black midi, Shame and Goat Girl that have grown out of the South London scene a festival gig in their back garden. We’re proud to provide a platform for so many great up-and-coming bands. And stay tuned, we’ve got some surprises in store before the summer.”

More information about the Wide Awake Festival Cwm be found here.

For information on other music festivals taking place in London this summer, please click here. 

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What: new music festival
When: 3 Sept 2021
Where: Brockwell Park