The day event will stage its inaugural outing at Southwark Park on 5 August.
New London day festival RALLY has announced the first names for its debut edition this summer. Locked in to play there’s Space Afrika, Kelman Duran, Princess Nokia and Squid. Ghent-based dance-pop duo Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul are also set to perform live, plus Wu-Lu, Loraine James, PVA and Erika de Casier join the bill.
On the DJ tip, there’s Leon Vynehall back-to-back Yu Su, OK Williams, Anthony Naples b2b DJ Python and another back-to-back from James Massiah and Kemarr. Other names confirmed include Kelly Lee Owens, Lucinda Chua, caroline, John Talabot, Louis Culture and Obongjayar as well as Síbín‘s Anja Ngozi.
RALLY is a new community-focused music and arts festival in London, with an emphasis on spotlighting the city’s music communities. A collaboration between GALA and Bird on the Wire, the festival has also teamed up with Daytimers, label Bone Soda, Southbank Centre and London venue Church of Sound to curate the event.
In addition to the music, RALLY will feature an arts programme with installations and exhibitions. For this, they’ve enlisted LGBTQ+ performance art collective Disturbance, Goldsmiths and IKLECTIK as on-site art partners.
Following the day festivities, there will also be afterparties at Venue MOT and Bermondsey Social Club. Pre-sale tickets start from £20. Head to RALLY’s website for tickets and further information.
Listen back to a mix from Kelman Duran below.