Article Date: 21st October 2015
We are delighted to let you know that Stoke Newington Music Festival will be raising money and awareness for Come Correct in Hackney. Please see the full press release below for more information and hopefully we will see you there.
This October, during the weekend of the 23rd-25th, the Stoke Newington Music Festival will take place in the many bars, pubs, restaurants, street corners and even churches across N16. As the autumn rolls in and the music festivals of summer become a distant memory, Stoke Newington’s vibrant and varied entertainment scene will take centre stage as the festival brings together the community and local businesses for a musical extravaganza stretching from Stamford Hill, Church Street and down the High Street.
The SNMF, as well as promoting talent and local venues, will also be raising money for the charity Brook. Brook provides essential sexual health and well being services to young people across the United Kingdom, and is especially active in Hackney where they run the Come Correct scheme, which distributes free condoms to young people across the borough.
Those attending the festival will be able to donate to the charity using the donation buckets that will be present in every participating venue, as most events will be free of charge this presents a fantastic fundraising opportunity and the chance for the festival to have a hugely positive long term impact in the community. Donations can also be made at any time by texting ‘SNMF15 £5’ to 70070, which will donate £5 to Brook
The stellar line-up features some of the most exciting bands playing across the UK and internationally at the moment. Variety is the name of the game, and from traditional music in restaurants to hip-hop DJ sets, raucous guitar bands to harmonising trios, street-performing superstars to reggae selectors, it’ll all be a short walk away in one action-packed weekend.
Alongside the established venues across Stoke Newington, two of its churches will play host to the fun as well. Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of October will see the Old Church at the bottom of Church Street transformed into an enchanting musical venue, where live bands will rock away into the night and family-friendly performance, including poetry and acoustic sets will take place during the day. After the bands end many venues will be providing specially curated DJ events until the very early hours, meaning the SNMF is gearing up to be a non-stop weekend of musical mayhem.
One special feature of the SNMF is the inclusion of the under-18s Young People’s Venue, located in St. Paul’s Church on Stoke Newington High Street. This setting will be produced by and for under-18s, showcasing not just young musical talent but also young sound engineers. Along with the involvement of the charity Brook, this aspect of the festival means that from the start SNMF will be about investing in Hackney’s young people and ensuring a musical legacy that stretches far into the future.
So join in this October 23-25th and be part of something truly special as Stoke Newington comes alive with the sound of music and the spirit of community!
The Old Church
125 Church Street
Outside Busking Stage
The Waiting Room / The Three Crowns
St Paul’s Church (Under 18 Young People’s Venue)
The White Hart
Many of the cafes and restaurants will be holding special events