17–19 May 2019
Brighton Beach, UK

Com­bin­ing a true love for all things Funk & Soul, this spe­cial Week­ender returns for 2019 at a brand new home on Brighton Beach.

With its roots firmly placed in Big Brass sounds, Hip hop beats, Future Soul, Trop­ic­al, Afro-beat, World, Disco, House, and everything in-between, this is set to be the per­fect week­end, blend­ing good times with unmiss­able tal­ent across 3 days.

Fol­low­ing two sold out years, The Sound­crash Funk & Soul Week­ender 2019 marks the begin­ning of the festival’s expan­sion, mov­ing to a brand new loc­a­tion on the icon­ic Brighton Beach, UK.

The fest­iv­al makes its first line up announce­ment today includ­ing Kamasi Wash­ing­ton, dubbed ‘he fig­ure­head of the jazz reviv­al’ by the Guard­i­an, elec­tron­ic duo Mari­bou State (DJ Set), the clas­sic sounds of Alice Rus­sell, and Lee Fields & The Expres­sions, along with the genre-defin­ing tal­ents of Nor­man Jay MBE, and Gilles Peterson. Add to this a cur­ated blend of fresh acts with Yazmin Lacey and Romare plus out­stand­ing tal­ents Hack­ney Col­li­ery Band and The Phar­cyde.

With many more acts yet to be announced, the full line up will boast a range of artists span­ning the full spec­trum of the funk and soul genres, appeal­ing to both ded­ic­ated fans and curi­ous new­comers.

In addi­tion to the music­al line up, the fest­iv­al offers an extens­ive, jam-packed timetable of extra activ­it­ies includ­ing record fairs, film screen­ings and explor­at­ive talks; as well aswell­ness & soul med­it­a­tion, dance classes and the ori­gin­al disco yoga exper­i­ence.  All this can be found along­side secret parties, cab­aret, and the best in soul food and craft beer.

This event on the fest­iv­al cal­en­dar is an intim­ate affair, cre­ated for an audi­ence that truly loves its music.

First line up announcement:

Kamasi Wash­ing­ton

Mari­bou State (DJ set)

Lee Fields & The Expres­sions

Gilles Peterson

Alice Rus­sell

The Phar­cyde

Kamaal Wil­li­ams


Yazmin Lacey


Nor­man Jay MBE

DJ Yoda

Hack­ney Col­li­ery Band

Akua Naru



Dat Brass

J Felix

Holly Walk­er

Chil­dren of Zeus

& more

with more to be announced

 Find out more and grab your tick­ets today!www.funkandsoulweekender.com

Tick­ets — £99 for the week­end // £45 for the day

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.