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Preview: Wigflex City Festival

wigflex city festival
Jack Smith

Beyond any complicated messages or sentimental statements, we just want to give people the space to feel good and experience something new.” Such humble words from Lukas Wigflex – founder of one of Nottingham’s most important clubbing institutions in history – and a fitting introduction to what will surely be in the running for best debut festival of 2019 come year’s end.

The brand-new multidisciplinary event, which takes place on Sunday 5 May and runs right through to the wee hours of bank holiday Monday, packs a veritable sensory feast into a mere fifteen hours. Uniquely, Wigflex City Festival offers a free, comprehensive daytime schedule which welcomes children and families, focusing on well-being through panels, workshops, art installations and local projects. WCF’s scintillating music programme – featuring the likes of Honey Dijon, Gilles Peterson, Midland and Eris Drew – rounds off a what is a bold and beautiful statement of intent for the future of arts and culture in the city.

With further news just in, let’s take a closer look at just how much Wigflex City Festival has to offer:

Talks on Health, Well-Being and Equality, music panels and workshops featuring industry experts and artists are to be held at one of Nottingham’s most historic sites, the FourFour DJ Academy. 100% of all donations will be given to local domestic abuse charity Equation.

The festival will be utilising fifteen (!!) of Nottingham’s most unique spaces from the well-established to the brand-new. Wigflex Studios, the brand’s permanent residence, will be giving punters a first look at its bespoke synth den, production suite and intimate dance floor whilst hosting some of the cities’ top vinyl vendors. Bring your pocket money, diggers! Furthermore, throw chill-out zone Fast City (ft. James Holden, Call Super and more), early-hours destination The Wigflex Arena, the tantalising Secret Courtyard, cross-media arts centre The Metronome, the Gilles Peterson x Rough Trade street party, Wigflex’s spiritual home The Brickworks and many more curious spots into the mix, and you’ll have a hard time trying to be everywhere at once come 5th May.

Click here for full information and tickets.