Beams Arts Festival, Chippendale, 21 September 2013

Funkdafied programmed all of the live entertainment for the BEAMS Arts Festival in Chippendale on 21st September 2013.

The BEAMS Arts Festival 2013 returned for one bright night in Chippendale!

Saturday September 21, 2013 saw the laneways of Chippendale (Balfour Street and surrounding laneways) emerge into a colourful kaleidoscopic oasis unlike any festival our burgeoning city has ever seen!

Hosted by Chippendale Creative Precinct, and Festival Director and President of Chippendale Creative Precinct, Nicky Ginsberg; 2013 BEAMS Arts Festival provided a platform for emerging artists and musicians to enthrall, enchant, challenge, and engage you to think beyond spaces ordinary and extraordinary.

The theme of 2013 was ‘Revitalisation’ and ‘New World Cities’, where we asked the question ‘Is the future a place of wonder?’

To help express these ideas of ‘Revitalisation’ and ‘New World Cities’, we were excited to present audiences with a stellar array of talented musicians and DJ’s who are the epitome of revitalisation, traversing with one foot firmly planted in the present, and the other ready to take flight embracing the strange magnetic future that we each have a hand in shaping.

BEAMS Musical Director and Chippendale resident, John Cawley of Funkdafied was invited to curate the BEAMS Arts Festival musical acts. Funkdafied is an Event Promotions Company based in Sydney Australia, promoting regular quality events encompassing many genres from Afrobeat, Latin, Disco, Reggae and Hip Hop. At the heart of their passion is their strong focus on Jazz, Rare Groove, Soul & Funk.

The line-up included uplifting Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz Fusion sound, with a splash of free spirited Indie Rock. Musicians on the bill were: THE PSYDE PROJECTSGANG OF BROTHERS,ALPLHAMAMAMILANKRISTA PAVBILLIE MCCARTHYDANE LABORYIE DUOKHRISTIE NICHOLASFRIEDAS BOSS, and THE RHYTHYM HUNTERS.


Art installation pieces, music and food all rolled into one!! 

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  • Date:  Saturday, 21 September 2013