The Soundcrash Funk and Soul Weekender announces first wave of acts

With genres explored such as Northern soul, disco and big brass sounds as well as the very best of neo-soul, hip-hop beats and the UK’s flourishing jazz scene, Funk and Soul Weekender has become a favourite over the years. This year marks the beginning of the festival’s expansion, moving to a brand new location on Brighton Beach, and the line-up is an absolute corker.

Taking place between 17th-19th May, the festival will play host to headline act Kamasi Washington, fresh off his incredible album Heaven and Earth, as well as Maribou State (DJ Set), Lee Fields and The Expressions, Gilles Peterson, Alice Russell, The Pharcyde and many, many more. It’s set to be an absolute blast on the seafront.