☆SIMMER LOCK-DOWN FESTIVAL 2020☆
Free Live Stream via Youtube Live & Facebook Live
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 2020
Simmer Down Festival this year comes to your living rooms, as a live stream on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July. Keeping you socially entertained over the two days, we have assembled a massive line-up of artists, DJs and poets from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, The Gambia, Guyana, Pakistan, U.S.A, the UK and Birmingham. So make sure you’re stocked-up, locked-in, and crank-up the volume and in the words of Mr Robert Nesta Marley: ‘let’s get together and feel alright!’
The Live Stream is free for you to access, however we ask you to please make a donation, which will go to the artists that are performing over the two days. To donate please click on the following link:
Please note all the artist performance and live stream times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) – they are approximate and are subject to change.
SATURDAY 18TH JULY PROGRAMME 2PM – 8PM:
☆DJ MILO (Birmingham
☆MAKE IT HAPPEN DANCE COMPANY (Birmingham)
☆4 KING & QUEEN (Birmingham)
☆HANCE JOHN ( St Vincent & The Grenadines)
☆MISS KAI RYDER (Birmingham)
☆LAUREN JOY WILLIAMS (Birmingham)
☆ATTACK (The Gambia)
☆YASHA (Trinidad & Tobago)
☆NISA (Trinidad & Tobago)
☆RELLEY C (Birmingham)
☆FREETOWN COLLECTIVE (Trinidad & Tobago)
☆NAOMI COWAN (Jamaica)
SUNDAY 19th JULY PROGRAMME 2PM – 10PM:
2:00pm ☆ ALEX WILLIAMS & LYNETTE WALTERS (welcome)
2:05 ☆ WASSIA SHOWCASE
2:10 ☆ LEME NOLAN (U.S)
2:20 ☆ ARIEB AZHAR & FRIENDS (Pakistan)
2:40 ☆ GAVIN MENONCA (Guyana)
2:55 ☆ KARIMA GABIDDON (Birmingham)
3:05 ☆ ROYAL MESSENJAH (The Gambia)
3:15 ☆ RHYTHMS DEL TORRO (Birmingham)
3:35 ☆ ASHA-B & THE BIG SHIP ALLIANCE BAND (B’ham)
3:45 ☆ KIOKO (Birmingham)
3:55 ☆ DENNIS LLOYD (Birmingham)
4:20 ☆ ROBBI LEVI (Birmingham)
4:40 ☆ RAS KING BOBO (Birmingham)
5:00 ☆ ALVIN DAVIS (Birmingham)
5:20 ☆ LEESHA MAC (Birmingham)
5:40 ☆ JANEL ANTONESHIA (Birmingham)
6:00 ☆ MOQAPI SELASSIE (Birmingham)
6:20 ☆ JAY BIGBY (Birmingham)
6:40 ☆ YAZ ALEXANDER (Birmingham)
7:00 ☆ TENNA STAR (Birmingham)
7:20 ☆ CLAIRE ANGEL (Birmingham)
7:40 ☆ FRIENDLY FIRE BAND FT: TOMLIN MYSTIC, MYKI TUFF, LUKES DALEY (Birmingham)
8:00 ☆ WASSIFA SHOWCASE (Birmingham)
8:20 ☆ BARRY BIGGS (London)
8:40 ☆ JANET KAY, VICTOR ROMERO EVANS, CARROLL THOMPSON )London)
9:50: WASSIFA SHOWCASE (Birmingham)
How it works and top tips
Simmer Lock-Down Festival is taking place on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 2020. The live Stream will commence on both days from 2pm GMT. On Saturday we will finish at around 8pm and on Sunday around 10pm. To access the live streams please note the following:
The stream will be broadcast on both days via the Simmer Down Festival Facebook Page and the Simmer Down Festival YouTube page via the player embedded on our website. Simply join us at 2pm to watch along. Simply click on the links below:
Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/simmerdownfestival
Youtube Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHgykf0hcL0bDBnwzvxhlnQ
The live stream content consists of pre-recorded artists performances, which were filmed either from their homes or studios, so proper social distancing is observed. You’ll see live DJ sets, SDF archive footage, live dance interactions, premiers of new music videos and more – all broadcast live.
Your compere hosts over the weekend are Alex Williams and Lynette Walters. They will introduce the artists and guide you through the day, speaking with artists, viewers and running competitions etc.
You will be able to comment along on the stream in the live chat via Facebook and Youtube. Tell us what you’re enjoying, say hi to friends and send messages of support to artists and your favourite Simmer Down moments.
Or join us on Twitter and Instagram where we’ll be posting throughout the day.
The stream will stay live on our YouTube channel for one week after the event, so you can watch back on demand.
Please be patient with any technical hiccups – we’ll do our best to fix them quickly when they inevitably occur!
If the worst happens and the stream goes down, we’ll announce on our social media and the Simmer Down Festival webpage what to do.
If the audio and video go out of sync or you’re having any problems, try refreshing your browser.
We’d love to hear from you about how you’re viewing and listening to the live stream in your homes, gardens etc. Please send us photos and memories of previous Simmer Down Festival in Handsworth Park via Twitter using the hashtags: #simmerdown2020
Simmer Lock-down Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Simmer Down information:
Telephone: 0121 296 5235