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This Jubilee, Experience All-Embracing Culture, Music and Arts at Leicester’s Festival2Funky

Leicester-based social enterprise 2FunkyArts is ‘Reuniting Audiences’ for its ninth year this June, championing a whole host of new, international and established artists from Black, Caribbean and African descent, at its three-day festival. Festival2Funky celebrates the richness and vibrancy of alternative music across genres such as, hip-hop, house, dub, jungle, afrobeat, jazz and soul, and offers the opportunity for communities to come together over the Jubilee weekend.

The diverse and boundary-pushing programme takes place from 3-5 June at the esteemed 2Funky Complex, Leicester’s leading independent multi-complex venue. The festival welcomes everyone with its family-friendly daytime programmes of events and electric evening schedules for music lovers. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a family rave, an all-embracing dance competition, a poetry and spoken word slam, youth showcases, a South Asian hip-hop event and performances from artists covering a wide range of genres and arts. Evening guests have some of the UK’s best musicians, artists and DJs celebrating distinct music for this year’s festival. Headline acts include:

  1. Internationally renowned Jamaican artist Kabaka Pyramid

  2. Bristol grime duo Kahn + Neek

  3. Migraine Skank creator Gracious K

  4. Soul/Jazz legends Carol Leeming and The Acts of Senseless Beauty

  5. Afro inspired music with rock and jazz Group Shadeemus

  6. Poet, musician and actor Abena Essah

Vijay Mistry, festival founder, said: “We’re excited to be able to unite communities in celebrating our unique heritage and culture. We understand the depth of British culture and how artists from Black, Caribbean and African communities have helped to shape Britain today. Our festival will showcase the rich talent of our selected artists from across the UK and the world, sharing arts, talents and music and different voices. This is a great opportunity for fans of music to discover and try something different, so if street parties and picnics to celebrate the Jubilee aren’t your thing, come and celebrate with us!”

The 2Funky Complex’s Café and Kitchen venues are wheelchair friendly, ensuring as many people as possible can enjoy world-class entertainment.

Tickets range from free to £5 (plus booking fee) for the full weekend and can be purchased via Skiddle


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