A collaborative project between the organisers of beloved South London festival GALA and renowned promoters and live music tastemakers, Bird On The Wire, RALLY promises a fresh take on London’s one-day festivals, ‘focusing on the connection between artist and fan above all else‘.
The one-day event on Saturday August 5 in Southwark Park will bring together communities who are platforming the best of new music in the UK, with curator partners including pioneering underground record label Bone Soda, British South Asian collective Daytimers, the UK’s largest art and culture hub, Southbank Centre and London’s repurposed holy space-turned-music-venue, the Church Of Sound.
The programme pays homage to the best of London-centric sounds and spaces, whilst also incorporating international talent too. For its inaugural edition, RALLY welcomes trailblazing New York rapper Princess Nokia for a European festival exclusive, the genre-defying afro-psychedelic artist Obongjayar – playing his only London festival date – as well as electronic powerhouses Leon Vynehall & Yu Su for what promises to be an epic B2B.
Elsewhere on the bill, Bristol post-punkers Squid perform live, alongside Welsh electronic powerhouse, Kelly Lee Owens. Furthermore, Barcelona-based DJ and producer John Talabot, Ghent-based duo Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul and the punky lo-fi rapper Wu-Lu are all on the lineup.
RALLY also invites up-and-coming West London rapper Louis Culture, electronic pop trio PVA, Laura Misch and the dynamic DJ OK Williams, whilst South London poet and DJ, James Messiah, plays a B2B with Kemarr. Erika de Casier will also take to the stage, alongside electronica and IDM-blending producer, Loraine James.
On-site art partners announced today include LGBTQIA+ performance art collective, Disturbance, leading UK art school Goldsmiths and the non-profit creative space IKLECTIK – with the full programme to be announced soon.
Add in the fact that you’ve got food and drink from Peckham legends Jumbi and afterparties in the pipeline at Bermondsey Social Club and Venue MOT and you can see why we’re excited for this one.
Plus – tickets start at only £20. Yep you read that right – £20! So, you really don’t want to miss out on this one.