Support 2Funky Through the COVID-19 Lockdown
As you know, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have temporarily closed the 2Funky venues - 2Funky Music Café, 2Funky Street Kitchen and the 2Funky Lounge. We anticipate disruption to all of our spring events and a lot of our summer programme, but we hope to reschedule some events for later in the year. Times are tough for everyone and we’re hoping you can help us, but we’re not asking for money for nothing!
If you have enjoyed events at our venues and would like to support us, please consider purchasing one of the following (in advance) for when our doors open again:
• An event ticket and 2Funky t-shirt
• A ticket to our Welcome Back Party
• A drink and event ticket
• A bar tab
• A birthday bash or other party package
….or contact us with any ideas you have!
Lots of independent live venues are appealing to music fans to help them through this difficult period. There are many deserving causes, with more that are close to the nation’s heart, so we would like to say a big thanks to anyone who is reading this and to those who have supported us over the years.
Some of you will know the 2Funky name from our venues. Over the years we have hosted the likes of Akala, Mica Paris, Aba Shanti-I, Julian Marley, KRS-One, Rodney P, Grandmaster Flash, Botown, Roy Ayers, The Fatback Band and many more. You may have cheered along at Midlands Best Dance Crew, or been to one of our comedy shows while others will remember us from back in the day of 2Funky Records. Over the last 20 years, we like to think that our passion for urban arts has helped put Leicester on the map and created great memories for music fans along the way.
Our venues are also home to projects by not-for-profit organisation 2Funky Arts, and since 2007 we’ve achieved a lot. 2Funky Arts has boosted the music skills and life chances of young people from disadvantaged communities. We've helped manage part of the cultural programme for Leicester's Special Olympics, one of our young performers appeared on The Voice UK and we have been featured on Panorama and Sky News.
We know there are a lot of venues, DJs, promoters and freelancers struggling to support themselves during this time, and under normal circumstances our projects and events play a big part in keeping the local creative economy going.
2Funky is an important part of the city’s music and cultural scene and we want it to continue that way.
Thanks again for taking the time to read this. The 2Funky team would be honoured if you would purchase one of the rewards listed.
We hope to see you at one of our venues later this year!
Vijay Mistry, Director, 2Funky
In the unlikely event of our doors closing permanently, full refunds will be issued. We hope it doesn't come to that and we're all staying positive and thinking of new ideas so that we can come back stronger.