Jabberwocky Festival is the bringing together of 3 pioneering companies. ATP, Primavera and Pitchfork, to bring a lineup of a calibre all too lacking in the UK summer calendar. Set in London's ExCeL Centre, Jabberwocky is a welcome addition to the London summer calendar and a great chance to see those acts you rarely see programmed at other UK festivals. With a cinema programme and other extra-curricular activities, and for a very keen price, it’s a win/win for lovers of music that pushes against the flow.
And what of the partners in Jabberwocky? They are all major players in their own right. Founded in 1999, All Tomorrow’s Parties was created as an alternative to the corporate festival circuit, an oasis of great acts and discerning music fans coming together to make something truly special. Through their world renowned, artist-curated Camber Sands weekenders, ATP records and worldwide ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ events ATP has built a reputation as one of the most incredible live promoters in the world.
For over a decade, Barcelona based music promoter Primavera have introduced unmissable events to the world. Their events have provided audiences with eclectic, innovative lineups, showcasing a range of newly established and internationally renowned acts. Primavera most notably host their annual festival, Primavera Sound, held usually early June and across the year they have also established a range of other big events like Primavera Club and Portugal’s Optimus Primavera Sound.
Pitchfork has, since its beginnings 1995, achieved the status of being one of the world’s most respected online music platforms. Constantly on the cutting edge of new music and having branched out and become a mixed media destination for all things alternative and underground, Pitchfork truly are tastemakers. Their unrivaled video content, features and annual festivals in both Chicago and Paris are absolute musts for enlightened musos across the world.
With Jabberwocky being programmed by these 3 cultural mainstays it’s little surprise that the talent on offer across this 2-day show is of the highest quality.