After the worst fresh­er­’s week in his­tory last year, a one-day multi-uni­ver­sity fest­iv­al is emer­ging to ensure that fresher’s week 2021 makes up for lost time.

The first annu­al WeFest is bring­ing the most excit­ing new artists to Dum­mer Down Farm in Basing­s­toke on the 25th Septem­ber, 2021, for a stu­dent focused fest­iv­al like no oth­er.

Its diverse line-up prom­ises to excite fans of hip-hop, drill, R&B, dance and elec­tron­ic music from the UK’s freshest tal­ent — all of which have thrived through­out the pan­dem­ic, push­ing their careers to new levels, but deprived the oppor­tun­ity to per­form…

Inde­pend­ent drill star Cent­ral Cee deb­uted his Wild West mix­tape at num­ber 2 on the UK Albums Chart; R&B sing­er Mir­aa May released a string of new singles and heavy­weight col­lab­or­a­tions as well as giv­ing birth to a baby boy; genre-defy­ing rap­per Jelani Black­man scored a vir­al hit with his COL­ORS per­form­ance of ‘Hello’.

Also con­firmed are INFAM­OUS­IZAK, Miles From Kin­shasa, Nia Archives, Ult­ra­beam Takeover and YBE, with more to be announced this sum­mer.

WeFest founders said: “Uni­ver­sity is a path­way for the next gen­er­a­tion of young people and a great mar­ket for musi­cians to build their fan­base and reach. For UK Hip Hop, the uni­ver­sity scene was a neces­sary cir­cuit for artists such as J Hus, Mo Stack, Stormzy. WeFest is expand­ing on that concept and open­ing up the mar­ket to artists that don’t neces­sar­ily live or make music for a club envir­on­ment. Our aim is for it to be the home of all black music from the UK.”

WeFest 2021 prom­ises the per­fect way for music fans to cel­eb­rate the begin­ning of a new aca­dem­ic year. The inde­pend­ent fest­iv­al takes place between 1pm and 22pm and will be offer­ing a shuttle ser­vice from Southamp­ton, Bournemouth, Ports­mouth and Sur­rey uni­ver­sit­ies, with coaches trav­el­ling to and from the fest­iv­al site.

Loc­a­tion: Dum­mer Down Farm, Basing­s­toke, 

Date: 25th Septem­ber 2021

Time: 1pm — 22pm 

Tick­et Price — £25 to £47 

Tick­et­ing Pur­chase Meth­ods: Fest­iv­al Web­site & Skiddle 

Ins­tagram: https://www.instagram.com/wefestsouth/?hl=en

Face­book: https://www.facebook.com/WeFestSouth

Web­site: https://wefest.co.uk/ 

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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.