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Emerge Festival brings hottest DJs, debates and dance to iconic London venues

Roll up, roll up! Don’t miss out on an exclusive ticket discount for Big Issue readers

A true cultural feast for lovers of music, arts and fashion, Emerge Festival – brought to you by groundbreaking arts and heritage charity Culture24 – is set to revolutionise London’s nightlife, by merging the hottest music acts in the capital with a smorgasbord of iconic arts and heritage venues. And we are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Emerge to offer Big Issue readers an exclusive ticket discount – but don’t hang around, these special prices only last for a week!

A one-of-its-kind festival of nighttime events and lates in London’s museums, galleries, historic houses and visual arts venues, Emerge takes place over one weekend on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28. An all-star creative cast of DJs, debaters, musicians, poets and performers will take over venues ranging from Tower Bridge to The Old Operating Theatre.

Hidden Gems LIVE has already made an art out of discovering emerging talent amongst London’s rich treasure trove

The vision for Emerge, which has been branded one of The Big Issue’s Festivals For Good, is to inspire new generations to fall in love with museums by turning audiences’ expectations of what museums are like and who they are for upside-down, creating new social value for audiences, communities and venues.

As previously announced, The Big Issue has teamed up with Emerge as the festival’s social value partner, and we are working with leading arts development, training and creative regeneration charity Collage Arts to get involved in the festival on a creative level.

Based in the heart of Haringey’s Cultural Quarter, Collage Arts runs programmes aimed at improving employability and creating access to the arts and creative industries for people who have challenges to overcome, including young people who are unemployed, BAME women, care-leavers and people with health problems-among others.

Collage Arts has been supported by Big Issue’s social investment arm, Big Issue Invest (BII), since 2013, and BII has helped it to grow and evolve with a total of three investments. Three of the musical acts which have grown out of Collage Arts, including electronica duo among | bright | lights.

They join an eclectic and cutting-edge bill that is growing by the week – for new announcements follow Emerge on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Among the latest events to be revealed include Hidden Gems LIVE at Rich Mix (Friday). Founded in 2017 by Leytonstone rapper Lemzi, Hidden Gems LIVE has already made an art out of discovering emerging talent amongst London’s rich treasure trove.

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HGL takes its name from Lemzi’s single Hidden Gems, a track of rare eclectic rhyme that makes you want to vibe along immediately with its uplifting lyrics. Curated by the rap prodigy himself, HGL’s collaboration with Emerge is set to be an electric night of neo-soul, hip-hop, trap, R&B, Afrobeats, grime, garage and spoken word. Taking the stage: Lemzi, Ferns, NYN, Idris Miles, Hyper and Fever.

Tickets for Emerge are available now from Dice ticketing online and app. And Big Issue readers can use an exclusive discount code to claim up to 33% off general release prices, starting at £10 for one night for festival-goers aged 18 to 30. Click HERE and enter the code EMERGEBIGISSUE – but don’t hang around, this discount is only valid for a week! (Ending July 26)

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