2 Days of festivals , sun and good times is back on Saturday the 28th and 29th May at Hove Park.
‘NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL IN THE HEART OF BRIGHTON’
Following two spectacular sell-out festivals, Funk The Family is back with a bigger, better line-up and second adults-only day; Funk The Format.
Accelerating from 1,000 attendees at Hove Lagoon in 2014 to 4,500 attendees at Hove Park in 2015, team FTF introduce the festival scene to their elder sister, Funk The Format.
Like Funk The Family, the brand new Funk The Format Festival is a champion of soul, latin, funk, reggae, disco, hip hop, house, jungle, jazz and, of course, funk. Like Funk The Family, the second day focuses on good vibes, good music and good fun.
“Both Funk The Family and Funk The Format offer something that Brighton & Hove has been missing,” says FTF founder and director, Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small. “I moved from London to Brighton & Hove nearly nine years ago to raise my family. There is so much to do here, but there was no event that offered something really credible, musical, creative and fun for me or my family.”
A former freelance music journalist, Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small now presents her popular Funk The Format radio show on Brighton & Hove’s Radio Reverb 97.2FM and promotes her Funk The Format Club Tropicana nights between curating the festivals and raising her two young boys.
“Like Funk The Family, I firmly believe Funk The Format is filling a much-needed gap in Brighton’s music scene. There are several credible events here but they cater for either a very young demographic or indie/electro music lovers. We want to bring that Notting Hill Carnival vibe to Brighton & Hove.”
With that in mind, the team have announced that both Norman Jay MBE and Soul II Soul will play Funk The Format Festival.
Meanwhile, Funk The Family announces its “Creatures of The Beach” theme with Vula (the voice of Basement Jaxx) and The Atlantic Horns, DJ Format, Harleigh Blu, King Porter Stomp, plus a plethora of outstanding, free family entertainment, including The Circus Project’s trapeze workshops, archery, family yoga, diabolo workshops, Cirque Du Funk big top, Punch & Judy shows, breakdancing and many more.
The Funk The Family and Funk The Format Festivals take place during England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe.
FUNK THE FORMAT: MAIN STAGE LINE-UP:
Soul II Soul * Norman Jay MBE * Nubiyan Twist * Normanton Street * J-Felix * Lebeaux
FUNK THE FORMAT: CluLINE-UP:
Rodney P & Skitz * Jamie Rodigan * Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts) * Mr Bongo Soundsystem *
* Stick It On * Russ Dewbury * Soul Casserole * Odyssey * Steve Seck *
Cirque Du Funk Big Top of Oddities, delicious local food and drink stalls, craft stalls/ proper coffee/ two fully licensed bars and much more…
FUNK THE FAMILY – MUSIC LINE-UP:
Vula (the voice of Basement Jaxx) * The Atlantic Horns * DJ Format * King Porter Stomp * Harleigh Blu * Professor Elemental * Nick Maxwell * John Warr * Gyratory Allstars * Rowlf The Dog (on piano!)* The Soul Steppers * Stick It On * Lynda Phoenix * King Prawn * Elle J Small and many more…
FUNK THE FAMILY – FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT:
Cirque Du Funk Big Top * Tree of Life Family Yoga * The Circus Project trapeze workshops * Golden Lotus Archery * The Each Peach Village * Diablo workshops * Street Funk dance * Punch & Judy * Storytelling * Soul Dome 360° cinema * Hartbeeps Music workshops * Slack-lining and much more…
Curators of much-loved Funk The Family Festival return with a stellar line-up and second, adults-only day: Funk The Format
SOUL II SOUL * NORMAN JAY MBE * RODNEY P * JAMIE RODIGAN * DJ FORMAT * ROBERT LUIS (TRU THOUGHTS) * VULA (the voice of BASEMENT JAXX) * MR BONGO SOUNDSYSTEM * RUSS DEWBURY * HARLEIGH BLU
Funk The Family:
Saturday 28th May 11am-8pm
Adult: £22 // Teenager: £18 // Child: £10 // Babies: free
Funk The Format:
Saturday 29th May 12pm-9pm
Adult Limited Early Bird: £25 // Standard: £30
Adult Weekend (includes Saturday’s Funk The Family festival): £45
Tickets from www.skiddle.com