The festival sees Peckham’s own initiatives forming a united front to showcase some of South London’s finest offerings. As last year, opening and closing events will take place across various venues around the festival’s hub in Copeland park. The Nines restaurant, Rye Wax and Four Quarters will all lend their spaces, and of course, Bussey Building and everyone’s favourite pool club, Canavan’s, will open their doors for the festival’s numerous parties. The mix of outdoor and indoor stages provide the perfect setting for lapping up that potential May sunshine (fingers crossed) and partying all through the day and into the night.
Keeping it in the family, the festival have teamed up with local collectives, like Peckham’s very own Hyperdub label, founded in 2004 by Steve Goodman (better known as Kode9) who will host Copeland Park on Saturday 13th. West Friends, the electronic label born out of Rye Wax, will be taking over The Nines on Friday night, spinning their self-professed specialties – “all those weird bangers you hear at 3am after two too many pingers, as well as those after party records that u put on at 6am and make ur friends feel funny.” Camberwell collective CHURCH are amongst others also getting involved, curating Roof D on Saturday. Headliners for this year’s opening weekend include Axel Boman, Space Dimension Controller and Kode9, but the entire line-up is stellar, featuring the likes of Smallpeople, Cooly G and Al Dobson Jr.
Peckham Rye Music Festival will run from the 12th – 21st May, with the (mostly free) Fringe events taking place from 15th – 18th. Opening weekend tickets are available for the bargain price of £39.50. You can purchase tickets here. Closing weekend events are all individually ticketed, details to follow shortly over at the festival’s website.