Back2Black Festival - 3-day Weekend Tickets

Hosted by and featuring Gilberto Gil. Plus Macy Gray, Toumani Diabate, Roots Manuva, Hugh Masekela, Femi Kuti, Marcelo D2, Fatou Diawara & many more

29 June 2012 - 1 July 2012 / 18:00
Old Billingsgate, London EC3R 6DX

£120 (3-day Weekend Tickets)
£70 (Under-16s 3-day Weekend Tickets)*
*Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Day Tickets:
Fri 29 Jun: £35 (£20 U16)
Sat 30 Jun: £45 (£25 U16)
Sun 1 Jul: £45 (£25 U16)

The event takes place each day from the following times:
Friday - 18.00 - 02.00
Sat - 13.00 - 02.00
Sun - 13.00 - Midnight

An unprecedented celebration of the African roots in music and culture, the acclaimed Back2Black festival travels from Rio de Janeiro to London this summer as part of London 2012 Festival – with a heady mix of funk, reggae, dub, hip hop, samba, and blues.

Featuring three stages of live music and an eclectic line-up of more than twenty Brazilian, UK and international artists, including host Gilberto Gil, the London festival will be held at Old Billingsgate Market in East London, transformed for the occasion by Brazilian visual artist and director Miguel Rio Branco.

The festival will include talks, debates, exhibitions, drumming displays and workshops involving young musicians from East London and the Pracatum School from Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

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Line up

Fri 29 Jun 6pm – 2am
Macy Gray
Luiz Melodia
Marcelo D2
Linton Kwesi Johnson
& Dennis Bovell
DJ Sany Pitbull (Baile Funk)
& more

Book now for Friday only

Sat 30 Jun 1pm – 2am
Roots Manuva
Criolo feat. Mulatu Astatke
Hugh Masekela
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Fatoumata Diawara
Flavio Renegado
& more
Book now for Saturday only

Sun 1 Jul 1pm – 12 midnight
Gilberto Gil
Jorge Ben Jor
Amadou & Mariam
Toumani Diabaté + Arnaldo Antunes + Edgard Scandurra
Natasha Llerena
& more
Book now for Sunday only

More artists to be announced soon...

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This event is part of:
Back2Black Festival
Summer Music 2012
London 2012 Festival

Produced by the Barbican, Zoocom Events and Serious

Part of London 2012 Festival

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