Funk The Format returns to Brighton’s Hove Park on Saturday, June 17th with headliner Goldie and The Heritage Orchestra Ensemble. Also among those confirmed are Alice Russell, Norman Jay MBE, The Nextmen, Rodney P alongside DJ Skitz and Darrison, Neon Saints Brass Band, Sophie Callis, Mr Shiver, Robert Luis and Nick Maxwell.
Goldie’s new album The Journey Man will be released the day before he plays Funk the Format, where he will play his latest releases and tunes from Timesless with the Heritage Orchestra musicians. Meanwhile the celebration of soul, hip hop, disco, funk, reggae, jungle and jazz will entertain 4,000 revellers with live music, DJs, entertainment, activities, walkabout acts and locally-sourced food and drinks throughout the day.
All the music is curated by the festival’s director, ex-music journalist Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small, known in the late nineties and early noughties for writing about artists such as Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal and Ms Dynamite. As a champion of new music, Elle J is super excited about 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’.
This year, Funk The Format is supporting the Brighton & Hove division of Mind - a charity supporting better mental health.
For tickets and details go to www.funktheformat.co.uk.