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International acts for this year's Festival2Funky in Leicester

Festival will kick off on 23 May 2024.

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British rapper/ singer Lady Leshurr to perform in Leicester

A thrilling lineup of headliners has been announced for this year’s Festival2Funky including British rapper/ singer Lady Leshurr, soul singer Natasha Watts, renowned Reggae artist Pressure Busspipe, international Hip-Hop group The Beatnuts.

Soul duo Children of Zeus and BBC 1Xtra DJ and presenter DJ Day Day will also perform alongside a dynamic network of upcoming and established artists.

Vijay Mistry, Managing Director of 2Funky Arts, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Festival2Funky back for its eleventh outing and are proud to present a diverse and inclusive festival with cross-genre collaborations, experimental fusions, a vibrant network of artists, and dedicated LGBTQIA+ event. 

“There are events for all ages and interests, from those familiar with the music scene to those who want to learn and discover something new. It’s a great opportunity to see some world-class artists whilst supporting new and emerging talent in the area.”

Soul duo Children of Zeus will perform at Festival2Funky 2024.

A pre-party event in collaboration with HQ Recording, will kick off the festival on Thursday 23 May, showcasing new and exciting artists from Leicester, as well as an open mic that is free for all to attend. 

The annual 3-day celebration of Black music and arts, managed by 2Funky Arts, returns for its 11th year across the bank holiday weekend; 24-26 May, and will feature an array of exciting and diverse events at 2Funky Complex, in Leicester’s vibrant and multicultural West End. 

This year’s festival will continue to embrace black music, art, and culture, with performances showcasing music across different genres.

Events will include graffiti workshops, a dance competition with incredible hip-hop dance routines, a family rave, a poetry slam competition, and multiple DJ events. This year will also include a new ‘Paint and Sip’ event, and an LGBTQIA+ showcase.

Tickets are currently on sale on Skiddle, so make sure you secure yours before they sell out.

Festival2Funky 24-26 May 2024, 2Funky Complex, New Park St, Leicester, LE3 5NH


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