Hi, I'm Joe, the person behind the crazy idea we're calling Nunfest. I'm 41, work full time, live on Telegraph Hill just up the road from Nunhead, and am already starting to lose sleep over pulling this whole thing together... Thanks so much for stopping by. :)
Nunfest was conceived after one too many nights crossing London to go and see live music north of the river. Why do they get to have all the musical fun?! And so, the idea was born to put on a FREE one-day music festival in our wonderful local venues, to celebrate what a musically talented and vibrant place Nunhead is.
Nunhead is a fantastic local community, with the perfect focal point - The Green. On Saturday 20 April, local venues will host amazing music acts throughout the day, and you'll be FREE to wander between them all.
From folk at The Waverley to Americana & bluegrass at the Man of Kent, a Cher-themed disco at the Old Nun's Head, kid's musical activities at The Green, rappers at The Pyrotechnists Arms, a band dressed as nuns and a 9-piece Afrobeat act at The Ivy House, awesome DJs at The Golden Anchor, and a super-secret special guest, we think there's going to be something for everyone.
We've already booked over 40 live acts - including Bas Jan, Santana Mongoley, Ye Nuns, Lewis Barfoot, Honey Hahs, Tugboat Captain, Nunhead Community Choir, and Joss Cope. We'll announce lots more over the coming weeks...
View all the event info and latest announcements on Facebook here:
What we need, and why
To keep the event FREE, make it all happen and make it sound good, we need to bring in extra equipment and crew. We also want to pay our musicians and DJs, many of whom make music for a living. We've received generous funding (£2k) from Southwark Council, but we need a bit more to pay our artists.
Your kind support will enable us to put on an amazing event for the local community and beyond - one that will help put Nunhead on the musical map, and could become an annual fixture if it goes well!
Thanks for reading! All support is massively appreciated, and rewards start at £6. If you can find £20 for the project, you'll get an exclusive Nunfest tote bag, which will look something like this...
All the best, Joe :)