Sunfall festival is back for a second year, after successful first outing in 2016. Curated by the same teams that evolved Outlook and Dimensions from their boutique bass beginnings into their wildly popular current iterations, the curators are promising a “festival of two halves” that will appeal to those that regard themselves as being ‘in-the-know’ when it comes to electronic music.
Boasting bass music legends such as Ben UFO, alongside cult hip-hop icon Madlib, the lineup is as diverse as it is cherrypicked. There’s little filler and the Sunfall team haven’t booked based on pass through trends: the promised DJ sets of Move D, Larry Heard and Derrick Mary stand as testament to that.
Crucially, the lineup doesn’t appear to be tainted by any rose-tinted nostalgia – though figures from dance musics wilder past are scattered throughout, there’s new talent too: Helena Hauff; Romare and HAAi amongst them.
Ostensibly a day festival, held on Saturday 12th August at Brockwell Park, London, for those that can’t get enough, after parties are held throughout some of London’s most iconic dance-music venues after the daytime festivities wind down.
Alongside the dancing, merrymaking and general enjoyment, Sunfall are also hosting a music education and conversation tent, promising “a program of music creation and performance workshops, music focused talks, interviews and discussion with industry professionals and artists.”
And, for those who aren’t drooling just yet, there’s even an Independent Record Fair for those of you who won’t get so mashup you’re able to discern letters from figures and make salient decisions on those vinyl plates you just gotta’ add to the collection.
With so much on offer, all at 1883 can’t wait for the 12th August when the sun will rise – well, hopefully, it is England – on SunFall. For more information click here.
Words by Daniel Cave.