Sunfall Festival exploded onto the scene last year featuring acts such as Jamie XX and Kamasi Washington, gaining rave reviews for what was coined as a successful debut by music critics. Returning for 2017, much of the same is expected: rave by day, party all night and stagger back home Sunday morning. Brought to you by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook, Sunfall’s youth is evidently no sign of inexperience – the guys up top know how to put on a show.
South London’s 120-acre Brockwell park hosts the likes of Giles Peterson, Roy Ayers, Henry Wu and Theo Parrish reflecting the line-ups diverse soundscape from jazz to drum and bass. What the multi-genre assortment offers is the assurance of pleasing house-heads and jazzers alike; chiefly owing to a quadruple stage setup which caters to everybody’s needs. If you need to give your tinnitus a break – fear not – head to the Knowledge Arena or Sunfall’s onsite Record Fair. Coined as: a ‘Music Education and Conversation Tent’, the Knowledge Arena features discussions and interviews with artists and industry professionals. Whilst the latter offers festival goers with the chance to support their favourite new artists, with a handful of independent labels showcasing their roster at the Sunfall Record Fair.
With the plethora of electronic music festivals in and around London, especially with the likes of SW4 and We Are FSTVL, Sunfall is no safe pick to emerge as one of the up and coming festival’s of years to come. Nonetheless, it sets out to be different and undoubtedly succeeds as the niche choice for musos, ravers and aspirers looking for good sound and greater artists.
Head to Brockwell Park on Saturday 12th August you won’t be disappointed, a few tickets still remain at: Sunfall.co.uk.