Festival2Funky 2016

Festival2Funky 2016

Festival2Funky 2016

Now in its 3rd year,Festival2Funky was an inspired celebration of Black music and arts, which ranfrom 23-29 May 2016. This year, the festival will expanded from 1 to 7 days,and was based entirely at the newly rebranded 2Funky Music Café in Leicester’svibrant West End.

The festival encompassed Reggae, Soul, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Afro beats, Funk, House,R&B, dub, spoken word and Jazz. Exhilarating live performances and open micsets, across these genres, featured alongside masterclasses, graffitiworkshops, DJ sets, comedy and after parties.

The line up included:

    Grime MC P Money, whose tracks have featuredartists such as Chipmunk and Lethal Bizzle.

    London-based instrumentalists The Compozers, whohave worked with some of the biggest names on the UK urban/ Afro Beats scene.

    Artist, speaker, writer and spoken word performerSuli Breaks, whose Youtube channel has generated over 12 million views, withfans including Will Smith.

    Rose Windross – the distinctive voice thatlaunched legendary UK act Soul II Soul.

    Nadia Rose, one of the UK’s most promisingrappers, who performed as part of an ILUVLIVE event.

    Brazillian percussionist and composer AdrianoAdewale, who performed family-friendly world jazz (linking in with The SparkArts For Children.)

    Urban comedy from Quncy, Thanyia Moore, ChrisChrissaay and Annette Fagon.


Watch this space for detailson the 2017 festival!

Volunteer Passport Scheme
Volunteer Passport Scheme. We are now able to offer you two Options depending on your age and where you live.
Edible Forest Events 2017 #EdibleForest17
Discover a weekend of scrumptious surprises, indulge in local food and drink experiences, enjoy family friendly outdoor activities and lots more in the ancient Charnwood Forest.
Lost Legends
Leicester is to mark thirty years of Black History Month with a unique exhibition capturing the cultural contribution that the African and African Caribbean communities have made to the UK
2Funky is fast approaching its 21st Anniversary!
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Let’s Play Vinyl
Let’s Play Vinyl is a touring project that will include a contemporary exhibition that will use your pledges to support workshops.