After a successful summer edition the virtual festival ran by our own Nana Darby returns for a winter wonderland edition
Earlier in the year, during June it became upsettingly apparent that festival season was cancelled. One after the other festivals cancelled and in addition to that almost all gigs canceled or rescheduled. It felt bleak, especially as the weather was so glorious. One could almost taste the the overpriced festival beer and sun glistening on the large stages, but alas the coronavirus had different plans. As such live music was put on hiatus but thankfully people like Nana didn’t let that stop her from organising entertainment and live music for an eager audience.
This is how Turn Up The World festival was born, a totally virtual festival that brought a variety of artists from all around the world to our screens and raised money for Black Lives Matter and Defending Black Lives. After a successful first run during the summer the virtual festival now returns with its Winter Wonderland Edition. Not only will they bring live music to a global audience they will also be raising money for FareShare and Campaign Against Living Miserably.
Speaking about the festival, founder and CEO Nana explained: “Life can feel so much lonelier and scary in these difficult days in terms of both mental health and financial stability. Turn Up the World Winter Wonderland Edition was born out of the refusal to resign ourselves to not helping each other through these challenges.” She continues, “with fantastic music, yoga and meditation classes to enjoy, our audience can help us fundraise for a safer and happier world. Not to mention, it’s definitely in the Christmas spirit.”
The Winter Wonderland Edition line-up has been announced (with more to come) and includes Cornwall’s Daisy Clark, X-Factor sensation Samuel Storm and the brilliant Nico Turner. In addition to this there will be yoga and well-being classes from Lisa Sanfillipo and Lucy Hayes.
This is a fantastic opportunity to scratch that live music itch, have a good stretch, support independent artists and raise money for charity. Keep up to date everything on their socials (Facebook, Instagram).
Don’t forget to save the date 11th-13th December 2020.