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Kieran Webber
Kieran Webber

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The South London festival has announced its second wave of acts which includes Caroline Polachek

Wide Awake (held in Brockwell Park) is arguably one of London’s best independent festivals and is a constant for showcasing new and exciting music from across the globe. This trend continues with their 2023 announcements, with artists such as Ty Segall, Osees, Sunset Rollercoaster, and more confirmed to be playing.

The festival that takes place May 27th 2023 has also now announced its second wave of acts to be playing the highly awaited festival. Artists such as Caroline Polachek (Headliner), Shygirl, Daniel Avery (Live)Coucou ChloeBlondeshellEnumclawJockstrapJoy OrbisonMolchat DomaOneohtrix Point Never, Optimo (Espacio)The Bug ClubThe Underground Youth and VTSS.

In addition to a wide range of eclectic music there are also panels and workshops hosted by Hate Zine. These will have a focus on the housing crisis, environment, and gender equality within the music industry and community.

There will also be a presence from Rough Trade, the independent record store with shops in the UK and US. They’ll be selling vinyl, merch, and hosting an array of album signings throughout the day.

Lastly, Wide Awake will be working with Something To Look Forward To this year. The charity runs a website for people with cancer and their families to access a variety of gifts generously donated by people and companies. Wide Awake will be offering tickets to the platform as well as making a donation to the charity.