Music, arts and well-being will be enjoyed when Wigflex City Festival debuts in Nottingham on Sunday, May 5th. The multi-venue event will offer a free daytime programme focused on well-being, open to children and families, through panels, workshops, art installations and local projects.
The music by night will be a mix of DJ sets and live acts including Honey Dijon, Gilles Peterson, Shanti Celeste, Call Super, Eris Drew, Midland, DJ Stingray b2b Mumdance, James Holden & The Animal Spirits, Yazmin Lacey, Avalon Emerson, Young Marco, Djrum, DJ Slimzee (“00-04” set), Peach and SPFDJ.
The festival follows Wigflex’s 12 years of experience putting on parties in Nottingham. Founder Lukas Wigflex said: “Coming from a city like Nottingham where creativity is rife but recognition doesn’t necessarily follow suit, we want to shine a light on our creative community and give it the attention it deserves. We’ve always been lucky enough to draw in crowds who bring this really special energy to our parties because eccentricity and creativeness is just in the air up here - but now we want to share that with everyone.
“Some of the art production spaces in the city and the work that’s coming out of them, for example, are just next level. To create a platform for all of this, and merge it with some our most loved and respected artists, is everything we’ve been building up to over the last 12 years. While our parties have been about escapism and fun, this festival is more of an opportunity to bring that ethos together with world famous artists and the most valuable sects of Nottingham’s creative community in a way that feels seamless…it’s never really been attempted before up here, so we’re excited to see where it takes us.
“Beyond any complicated messages or sentimental statements, we just want to give people the space to feel good and experience something new. The current social and political climate may seem bleak right now, and we certainly don’t have all the answers, but if we can forge friendships on the dance floor and spark some important conversations, it will be a step in the right direction and our mission will have been achieved.”
For tickets and details go here.