giffgaff Announce ‘Happenings’ At Community Festival


giffgaff Announce ‘Happenings’ At Community Festival

giffgaff, the award-winning mobile network, has teamed up with Live Nation and Festival Republic to bring a series of ‘happenings’ events to Community Festival 2015. There’s less than a week to go until Community Festival takes over multiple venues across Shoreditch and Hoxton for a three day discovery in the best in new music, giffgaff’s Happenings will take place at The Ace Hotel with tickets (£2) available at  All proceeds will be donated to ELAM (East London Arts and Music Academy)

On Wednesday 4 November, giffgaff will present a live panel event bringing together Lollapalooza promoter Huston Powell, Glastonbury Talent buyer Martin Elbourne and promoters Stefan Lehmkuhl and Rich McGinnis to give insider knowledge on how to promote within the music industry.

On Thursday 5 November, Radio 1 Xtra Host Semtex, Brixton-based grime artist Big Narstie, 1Xtra music manager Austin Daboh and rapper Lady Leshurr will form a panel, giving an inside track on getting ahead in hip hop and grime.

The ‘Happenings’ events at Community Festival are designed to give 18-25 year olds, an opportunity get the insider knowledge and advice on how to get ahead in the music industry. The panel will share their insights and experiences as well as offering invaluable advice. Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions, and meet like minded individuals.

Charlie Smith, giffgaff Marketing and Communications comments on the partnership:
“giffgaff Happenings were created to give young people the knowledge to get a head and turn their passions into careers. Partnering with Community festival gives us the perfect opportunity to blend the newest talent from across the UK with the giffgaff Happenings ethos”.

Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn, commented:
“We’re really excited about partnering with giffgaff in the inaugural year of Community Festival. The festival is a chance for the community of music industry, fans and artists, to come together and discover the best in new music. giffgaff’s Happening sessions provide the perfect opportunity for like-minded people to meet and be part of the industry’s future.”
Agenda for each event
6-6.30pm             Guests arrive for drinks before panel
6.30-7.30pm         Panellists respond to Q&A
7.30pm                  Panellists to join guests for drinks
Venue: Miranda (Basement Bar) at the Ace Hotel. London, E1

Tickets are £2 and are available at  All proceeds will be donated to ELAM (East London Arts and Music Academy) giffgaff will match all funds raised.