Maiden Voyage Festival

  • The first edition of The Jazz Cafe's new, intimate festival promises to be special, not least because the legendary Roy Ayers is on board.
  • Last entry: 6pm The Jazz Cafe are delighted to bring you Maiden Voyage, a brand new, intimate festival with a difference. Situated in the unique setting of Three Mills Island in East London, join us on August bank holiday Sunday as we take you on a sonic trip through the extensive sounds of jazz, hip hop, afrobeat and funk, with a handpicked selection of the very best artists in their respective fields. Not your average festival, this one-day event will encompass everything you need for a day out with your friends: one stage, zero fuss, with a carefully curated lineup put together with passion by music lovers, for music lovers. The intimate Stratford setting provides a unique backdrop to enjoy some of the greatest musicians on the globe with like-minded individuals. We truly believe that London deserves a festival that focuses on the experience of the festival-goer. We are proposing a day out with no stress, all landmarks within touching distance, and with only one stage so you don’t need to worry about missing any acts. That is why we’re bringing something affordable with no frills, no stress, all condensed into one small, easy-to-navigate space. For those who want to take a break from the music, we have designed a new area of the festival called The Hub, a dedicated space for talks, workshops and wellness. Charlotte Dos Santos, Louis Cole, Illa J and Steam Down will take part in interviews and audience participation Q&A's, plus there will be more interactive activities across the day. Following on from the festival, we are heading on over to Studio 9294 to dance into the night with festival headlines Gilles Peterson, Awesome Tapes From Africa and Nabihah Iqbal. Just a short 2 minute walk from the picturesque Three Mills site, the Hackney Wick location is the perfect spot to let loose from 10pm until late at the official and only after party. For those who already have a festival ticket, it’s a mere £10 to upgrade your existing ticket and join us at the after party. Whilst those who don’t yet have a festival ticket can buy a bundle for both events for £45. Email [email protected] for your upgrade link. Grab a limited VIP ticket for backstage lounge passes, posh toilets, a private bar, table tennis and a dedicated entrance lane upon entry. For locker rental reservations, please check the FAQ section of our website or send us an email for details and booking links. So join us for the inaugural edition of Maiden Voyage, as we set sail on Bank holiday Sunday, 25th August.
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