2Funky Arts calls out for emerging artists

2Funky Arts calls out for emerging artists

Now in its fifth year, Festival2Funky will be a fantastic celebration of Black music and arts, running from 21-27 May 2018 at 2Funky Music Cafe in Leicester.

2Funky Arts would like to commission three emerging vocalists to write new tracks and perform them as part of the festival. Using genres that tie in with the festival, such as Afrobeat, reggae, gospel, jazz, soul or R&B, these artists will rehearse and debut new work with an established acoustic artist. In return, each will be paid £500 and receive valuable publicity.

How to apply:


-Write a description, of up to 150 words, of your music and experience of live performance.
-Provide link(s) to any examples of your work (e.g. Youtube and/ or sound files). Deadline for applications (which has been extended) is 4 April 2018. Artists must be aged 18+, Leicester or Leicestershire based, and available for festival dates.
Please send information to
[email protected] and mark your email ‘Festival2Funky Artists’.

Festival2Funky 2018 will encompass Afrobeat, reggae, grime, gospel, jazz, soul, R&B, dub, jungle, UK Garage, bass and drum & bass. Exhilarating live performances and open mic sets, across these genres, will feature alongside masterclasses, graffiti workshops, DJ sets, urban comedy events, spoken word, after-parties and lots more! A full schedule will be available in the run up to the festival, from www.2funkyarts.co.uk.


Festival2Funky

21-27 May 2018

2Funky Music Café, New Park St, Leicester

For updates on acts and gig times, visit: www.2funkyarts.co.uk.

Festival wristbands (£10) for access to the full 7 days, are available on the door and via www.2funkytickets.co.uk. Selected individual events will be £5 entry, and masterclasses will be free.