Wide Awake Festival 2021 moves to September, with black midi, Daniel Avery, Tinariwen, & more

plus Dream Wife, Boy Harsher, Dr. Rubinstein, A Certain Ratio, & more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Thu 25th Feb 2021

Dream Wife

Friday 3rd September 2021
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, Lambeth, Greater London, SE24 0PA, England MAP
currently £49.50 (tier 3)
Last updated: Thu 19th Aug 2021

London one-day outdoor festival, Wide Awake, which takes place in at Brockwell Park, London,, has changed dates from ? to the new date of Friday 3rd September 2021.

With a focus on genres across leftfield indie, post punk, electronica, techno, jazz + more, its announced the first acts, with A Certain Ratio, Dr. Rubinstein, Scalping, Black Midi, Dream Wife (pictured above), Songhoy Blues, Boy Harsher, Erol Alkan, Tinariwen, Crack Cloud, Lena Willikens, Tropical Fuck Storm, Daniel Avery, and The Mauskovic Dance Band.

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:-

  • 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.

Super early bird tickets are available now, currently priced at £29.50.

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