Preview: Peckham Rye Music Festival

Peckham Rye Music Festival is back for a second year, except this time it’s got even more musical goodness on offer. Taking place from 12th-21st May, this year’s festival extends over two weekends bringing even more global talent to Peckham’s local music scene. It’s time once again to welcome a collaboration of artists, labels, independent venues and record stores south of the river.

The lineup for the opening and closing weekends have now been released; and it’s fair to say we’re pretty excited. Let’s sink our teeth into the opening weekend.

The variation available is an immediate win in our books. On Friday 12th, Leeds-based Reggae Roots & Bass provide us with the best in carnival, dancehall and reggae from the likes of the New Town Kings and Hempolics. For all you house-lovers, head to Roof D for Smallpeople and The Nines for Octo Octa and FYI Chris. Where will you find us? Almost certainly at Rye Wax jamming to Hemlin and Donna Leake.

On Saturday we’ll be straight at the Outdoor Stage to enjoy some of Somewhere Soul’s favourites as Alfa Mist, Laura Misch and Oscar Jerome take to the stage. If you want a taste of the experimental, Swedish house legend Axel Boman will be leading the show at Roof D. And if you’re in the search for synths, head to the Copeland Gallery for Space Dimension Controller and Martyn.

And if you thought you'd be getting a moments respite on Sunday, you'd be wrong. The Outdoor Stage will throw you straight into a deep house takeover from the likes of Secretsundaze and Patrice Scott. Meanwhile Peckham’s very own Stamp the Wax will be hosting Mike Huckaby, Aaron L and Jenifa Mayanja. Other hot picks would be the soulful Children of Zeus and K15 at Roof D.

Moving on to look at the closing weekend, the festival will be taking over the Bussey Building on 19th May to host a star-studded line-up including Addison Groove, Jamz Supernova, Ian Pooley and much, much more.

Grab your tickets at the Peckham Rye Music Festival website. In the meantime, get your headphones locked into the line-up above in anticipation. We can’t wait.

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