New London festival Dialled In spotlights South Asian artists and culture

It’s a collaboration between Daytimers, No ID and Chalo.

This September, London will welcome a new festival celebrating South Asian culture and musical talent. Entitled Dialled In, it’s being organised by collective Daytimers, creative project Chalo and club night No ID, helmed by Ahadadream. As part of the festival, a 1,000-capacity in-person event will take place on 11 September in various venues across Uplands Business Park. The likes of Nabihah Iqbal, Yung Singh, anu, Manara, R.O.S.H, Auntie Flo, Chippy Nonstop, DEBONAIR and Manuka Honey have been confirmed for the day and night event. 

With support from Waltham Forest Council, Dialled In will also be presenting other projects this year. These range from a mentorship scheme for emerging South Asian creatives through to a documentary, merchandise and a series of roundtable discussions. The full Dialled In programme will run from August to October. 

In a statement, the festival’s curators state: “The aim of Dialled In is to showcase how South Asian artists have been boxed in by a predominantly white-focused creative industry. The work aims to inspire younger South Asian creatives by breaking down doors and paving a way forward.”

Find out more about Dialled In over on its website and pick up event tickets here. You can also listen to a nine-minute guided meditation by Manuka Honey below.