Focusing on genres across leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, jazz + more, Bad Vibrations, Dimensions, LNZRT and SC&P have collaborated to create a new one-day festival, Wide Awake, which will take place on Friday 5 June 2020 at Brockwell Park, London.
The first wave of acts includes the experimental textures of black midi, the cacophony of The Comet Is Coming (pictured above), the bleak euphoric choruses of Crack Cloud, industrial techno purveyors Minimal Violence, Shame, Snapped Ankles, and Daniel Avery will curate and showcase a variety of electronic music across the dance spectrum, There's also Drab Majesty, Dream Wife, Girl Band, Goat Girl, Lena Willikens, Los Bitchos, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Proteus, Sheer Mag, and Surfbort.
Wide Awake aims to provide a distinctive counter-culture experience like no other London-based festival, championing independence, as well as include a strong policy for sustainability where it will reduce its carbon footprint with the Wide Awake Positive Policy of:-
- 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
Wide Awake Festival director, Marcus Weedon, says "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."
Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced at £27.50.
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