New festival Wide Awake 2021 announces lineup for debut outing this September

black midi, Tinariwen, Dream Wife, Daniel Avery, Songhoy Blues, A Certain Ratio, Crack Cloud and more are heading to the new London festival.
Posted: 25 February 2021 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall Photos: Jenny Alice Watts

With a debut outing last year put it to rest by the pandemic, Wide Awake is determined to get their festival going this September and has revealed their initial lineup to kicks things off.

black midi, Dream Wife (pictured), Tinariwen, Daniel Avery, Songhoy Blues, A Certain Ratio, Boy Harsher, and Erol Alkan lead the first wave of artists heading to London's Brockwell Park on 3rd September. 

The government's roadmap has given promoters major cause for optimism that live music will return this summer, with London-based promoters Bad Vibrations, LNZRT, and Snap, Crackle & Pop looking to fulfil their ambition to provide a left-field festival that spans experimental sonics like punk, jazz, indie, and techno, all in the same place.

When announcing their debut edition last year, Wide Awake pledged to 'bring together notes from the underground', so expect to hear more left-field sounds, oddball purveyors, and burgeoning indie bands come September. 

Take a look at the full first lineup announcement below:

Wide Awake 2021 takes place on 3rd September at London's Brockwell Park. Book your Super Early Bird tickets here.

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