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Brixton Wave 11th - 13th August 2017

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, May 18, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It looks like this tourist-targeting splash-lite festival is going ahead.

    Brixton Wave Festival 11th - 13th August 2017
  2. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    So a mini carnival predominantly about music is to become a festival predominantly about retail, food and undefined 'arts'?

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  3. felixgolightly

    felixgolightly furiously apathetic

    They're not even sure of the dates.
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  4. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the 4th-6th one will be better :D
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I just noticed that - one date on their header and a different one on the page copy. It doesn't bode well for the professionalism of the event.
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Who the fuck gives a shit about "building on Brixton’s reputation as a destination of choice"? What about the people that already live here? Why can't they have a festival that's about them and not some kind of retail bonanza for tourists?

    Their Facebook page hasn't been touched since last year, but on that they say they're targeting "young, first time festival goers." Not sure where that comes from.

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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's already chaotic: a friend was given a job to organise part of the festival. And then he saw they'd posted up an advert for his job behind his back a week later. He's just quit.
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Network Rail official partners :thumbs:
    Last edited: May 25, 2017 at 12:50 PM
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This description still pisses me off:

    And WTF is a " cultural tourism legacy"?
  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I do find it rather tactless , given what NR have done to small business in Brixton, that Brixton Wave have agreed to have them sponsor the event.
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've altered the date in the thread title. Let's hope they stick with it.
  12. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Arf: http://brixtonwave.uk/

    On FB they signposted someone to that site ^^^ seems they haven't paid their web hosting fees.
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Their twitter account is yet to tweet too. I'm finding a devastating lack of enthusiasm for this event online and offline' Having the cops and Network Rail sponsor kind of plays down the supposed 'community' aspect of this.

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