Funk The Format Festival tickets go on sale!
Following their hugely successful debut festival, Funk The Format is back with a bang for 2017. While FTF are still to announce their headliner and many more artists in the coming weeks, they’ve managed to already secure an exceptional line-up for the tree-lined, central setting of Hove Park.
Confirmed so far is super talented British soul singer Alice Russell who, after playing Glastonbury festival last year, is set to make a huge return with new music on the way.
“I’ve decided to come out of my cave and play a select few festivals this year, as I’m concentrating on making new music and raising my two beautiful babies. Funk The Format Festival had to be one of them as I love what this all-female team are doing, plus it’s in my manor!”- Alice Russell
Joining Alice on the bill is Notting Hill Carnival’s main man, Norman Jay MBE, UK hip hop superstar Rodney P alongside DJ Skitz and Darrison, the brilliant Brighton-based Neon Saints Brass Band, Worldwide FM’s Sophie Callis, vinyl guru Mr Shivers and slick mixer Nick Maxwell.
Meanwhile, much-revered DJ, producer, promoter and broadcaster, Russ Dewbury will be spinning a jazz-heavy lean across a spectrum of sounds (tropicalia, disco, funk, Latin, hip hop, soul to name but a few) and King Tafari Love Soundsystem will be spreading feel-good reggae vibes.
All the music is carefully selected by the festival’s director, ex music journalist Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small- known in the late nineties and early noughties for writing about artists like Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal and Ms Dynamite before they were signed. As a champion of new music, Elle J is super excited about the little-known foursome Kudu Blue and quickly booked them to play the main stage with their “nostalgia tinged influences, from 90's trip-hop to 00's garage”
Funk The Format is an over-18s festival specialising in soul, hip hop, disco, funk, reggae, jungle, jazz and related sounds. The sister festival to Funk The Family (approaching its fourth year), Funk The Format 2016 launched in Hove Park to over 4,000 music lovers. Team FTF are known and loved for creating a beautiful atmosphere through carefully selecting exceptional live music, DJs, fantastic entertainment, activities, walkabout acts and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks.
For all the lastest news and tickets (over 18s only): www.funktheformat.co.uk
FESTIVAL LISTINGS INFORMATION:
WHAT: Funk The Format Festival 2017
WHEN: Saturday 17th June
TIME: 1pm – 10pm
WHERE: Hove Park, Brighton & Hove
(over 18s only)
Tier 1: £20 SOLD OUT
Tier 2: £25
Tier 3: £30
Tier 4: £35
Tier 5: £40