London, October 21st 2017


Back2Black Festival: Hosted by and featuring Gilberto Gil

Posted by Larissa Traynor as blog, Culture, events

An unprecedented celebration of the African roots in music and culture, the acclaimed Back2Black festival travels from Rio de Janeiro to London this summer with a heady line-up of funk, reggae, dub, blues, hip hop, samba, and blues. Featuring four different stages of music and an eclectic line-up of more than 20 Brazilian, UK and international artists, including host Gilberto Gil, the festival will be held at Old Billingsgate market in the heart of east London, completely transformed for the occasion by Brazilian visual artist and director Bia Lessa.  As well as fantastic music, the festival will include talks, debates, exhibitions with international artists, plus participatory drumming displays and workshops involving young musicians from east London and the Pracatum School from Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Service: 29 June to 01 July

Old Billingsgate

Tickets – £45-£120