Brand new festival Wide Awake announced for September

The line-up boasts the likes of Black Midi, Dream Wife, Crack Cloud and more

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New one-day festival Wide Awake has been announced to take place in London in September. 

The event, which is organised by Field Day’s co-founders and the promoters behind venues such as The Shacklewell Arms, Moth Club and more, was due to hold its inaugural edition last year. However, it was forced to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic 

Now, Wide Awake 2021 will take place in south London’s Brockwell Park on September 3 and will feature an eclectic line-up, focusing on genres including left field indie, post-punk, electronica, techno and jazz. 

Already confirmed to play the festival are the likes of Black Midi, Dream Wife, Crack Cloud, Daniel Avery, Erol Alkan and more. Tickets will cost £29.50 for a super early bird pass and £34.50 for early bird access. You can find more information on them and buy tickets here. 

In a press release, Wide Awake organiser Marcus Weedon said: “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.” 

The festival will also follow “positive policies” for sustainability and helping the environment. They include banning single use plastic across the festival site, only providing ethically sourced food,  operating a cup deposit scheme that “doesn’t rip fans off” and more. 

At Wide Awake, festival-goers will also be able to visit the Climate Cafe where they can calculate their personal emissions with a carbon calculator, “creatively build their vision of a utopian/dystopian future, enjoy an exploration of solastalgia through short stories and more”. 

The line up for Wide Awake 2021 so far is as follows: 

A Certain Ratio
Black Midi
Boy Harsher
Crack Cloud
Daniel Avery
Dream Wife
Dr. Rubinstein
Erol Alkan
Lena Willikens
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Scalping
Songhoy Blues
Tinariwen
Tropical Fuck Storm

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