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Who Is Performing At This Year’s Funk The Format Festival?

Who Is Performing At This Year’s Funk The Format Festival?
Laura Bohrer
  • On May 18, 2017

Is there a better thing to do in summer than spending the day outside on a big festival ground, listening to music and going crazy when your favorite band finally gets on stage? Hard to imagine! Well, we have good news for all those festival lovers among you! After a very successful first run last year, Funk The Format is coming back to Hove Park on June 17th with an incredible line-up!

Its organizers are proud to announce that this year’s headliner will be no other than songwriter and DJ legend Goldie. Together with the outstanding vocalists of The Heritage Orchestra Ensemble, he will be performing cuts from his new album “The Journey Man” which will be released the day just before the festival.

Goldie. Credit @ FunkTheFormatPhotography.

Goldie. Credit @ FunkTheFormatPhotography.

However, Goldie surely isn’t the only act to look forward to! Soul singer Alice Russell, known for her stunning voice rivaling Pavarotti, and Good Times DJ and Notting Hill Carnival’s main man Norman Jay MBE are also up for this year’s Funk The Format and ready to make festival visitors go crazy on the lawns of Hove Park.

Alice Russell. Credit @ FunkTheFormatPhotography.

Alice Russell. Credit @ FunkTheFormatPhotography.

Soul singers, great vocalists, DJs…  who else will we see on stage this year? Well, there is notorious party duo The Nextmen, known for making people dance off their socks at every party where they put their music on. And of course, UK hip hop scene pioneers lyricist Rodney P and DJ Skitz who will perform alongside Brighton’s best-known foundation lyricist Darrison.

Norman Jay. Credit @ Liz Johnson.

Norman Jay at last year’s Funk The Format. Credit @ Liz Johnson.

So far so good, but will there be any Brighton-based bands? The answer is yes and comes in form of Brighton’s very own Neon Saints Brass Band. If you wonder why twelve guys with trumpets have been chosen to perform at the festival, then you should know that these guys are notorious for their very groovy combinations of soul, funk and hip-hop.

And there are many many more, like festival director Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small’s favorites, rising stars Kudu Blue. If you want to check out the full line-up, you can do that here.

So, have we got you into festival mood now? Get your hands on some tickets here.


Also, check out Funk The Family, the sister festival of Funk The Format.

Featured image taken from here.



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