The event will see MERCURY PRIZE Nominee SHABAKA HUTCHINGS (of Sons of Kemet and The Comet is Coming) curate the 2 evenings, offering fans and festival-goers an experience like no other with special one-off collaborations bridging the best of young British jazz talent collaborating with their peers and elders and will feature MAISHA, NAT BIRCHALL and OKUMU, HERBERT, SKINNER + BYRON WALLEN with several more TBA.
The daytime programme will feature panels and workshops which include The North South Divide ‘Bridging the Gap’, Shabaka Workshop & Q+A, Start Up’s, Business, & Funding Workshop, Mental Health ‘Let’s Keep the Conversation Going’, ‘In Conversation with…’ and Female Entrepreneurs in the Industry ‘We Did it Our Way…’ (with more TBA) and some of the UK’s best breakthrough new music.
OneFest has decided to push the dates of its North/South events back from September 2019 to 7th March for Leadmill, Sheffield and 14th March for EartH, London. With Shabaka Hutchings curating OneFest 2020, the programme and lineup will be bigger and more ambitious than ever, while the focus will remain on the ‘North-South Divide’. All tickets already bought will be transferable to next year.