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Wide Awake Announce Black Midi, Daniel Avery, Tinariwen, Dream Wife, Boy Harsher & More

Wide Awake - a brand new, one day London festival - announces line-up for late Summer 2021 with confirmed acts including massive alt breakouts such as black midi, Tinariwen, Dream Wife, Tropical Fuck Storm and Songhoy Blues, as well as niche curation from Daniel Avery. After being held back in 2020, the festival has been reset to take place on Friday 3 September 2021 at Brockwell Park. The festival will focus on genres across leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, jazz + more. Super early bird tickets available from £29.50, early bird tickets will be from £34.50 and on sale here.

Brought to you by some of Field Day's co-founders, Bad Vibrations, Dimensions, LNZRT, SC&P and the creators are behind some of London’s most iconic, small music venues: MOTH Club, The Shacklewell Arms, The Waiting Room and Peckham Audio, this festival has been consummated through an adoration of music and a long history of ground-shuddering live shows across each of the sites.

Wide Awake delves into the underground scene to create a festival for music fans.

The line-up hosts a breadth of artists creeping out from sub-cultures across leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, jazz - including the experimental textures of black midi, desert blues from Songhoy Blues, bleak euphoric choruses of Crack Cloud and Dream Wife. Driving the post-punk stylings are Tropical Fuck Storm and A Certain Ratio guaranteed to smash their way through South London’s chemtrails. Daniel Avery will curate and showcase a variety of electronic music across the dance spectrum, whilst the intoxicating techno/electro seamstress, Dr. Rubinstein will also take to the stage.

Marcus Weedon, Wide Awake Organiser and Founder of Jam Today comments on its debut return - “We’re incredibly excited to finally be able to bring this very special show to London this September. It’s been a tough year for everyone, not least the festival and event industry, and we have been working very hard to ensure Wide Awake is brilliantly curated with the safety of everyone at the forefront. We cannot wait to open our gates and welcome both fans and artists in what is going to be an incredibly special event this year.”

Wide Awake aims to provide a distinctive counter-culture experience like no other London-based festival. It will champion independence, as well as include a strong policy for sustainability where it will reduce its carbon footprint through the following actions:

Wide Awake Positive Policy

  • Bury zero waste in landfill

  • Leave no trace of litter

  • Ban single use plastic across the site

  • Only use compostable plastic and cutlery

  • Only provide ethically sourced food

  • Operate a cup deposit scheme that doesn’t rip fans off

  • Recycle all trader & back of house waste

  • Only permit biodegradable stage effects

The Positive Policy debuts the festival’s positive actions in an effort to help our ecosystem and change the way in which live music events take responsibility with a set of strict rules around the use of HVO Fuel, eco-toilets, banning single use plastic, providing ethically sourced food, permitting only biodegradable stage effects, and much more. On the day of the festival, Wide Awake will bring a tight and titillating curation of sustainability focused happenings within a freshly conceived concept, the Climate Cafe - an excitingly dense afternoon which will include a chance for participants to experiment with a carbon calculator to discover their personal emissions, creatively build their vision of a utopian/dystopian future, enjoy an exploration of solastalgia through short stories and more. Please see full Positive Policy here.

Wide Awake will take place at Brockwell Park, London, super early bird tickets available from £29.50, early bird tickets will be from £34.50 and on sale here.

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