Festival History

2020

To mark the third instalment of Beat The Streets, we managed to secure a very special guest to perform on our line up… Nottingham’s very own Jake Bugg! The artist played a momentous solo set to a capacity Rock City, making it a certified ‘were you there?’ music highlight for all those present for many years to come. Other artists on the bill included folk singer and activist Grace Petrie, riotous live Karaoke band Bamalamasingsong and the inspiring local music project Circle Of Light.

Based at the Rock City merch desk, we also had our most impressive fundraising tombola yet! With prizes including VIP tickets, food vouchers and beverage bundles, we sold out all tickets in record time and the proceeds from ticket sales provided a healthy boost to the festival’s fundraising efforts for Framework.

2019

Following the success of the first ever Beat The Streets festival in 2018, we were determined to follow it up with an event that was equally as mighty. To do this we put together a bill bursting with exciting acts featuring the likes of hair-raising rockers Evil Scarecrow, who dominated the Rock City mainstage with their seismic riffs and an even larger moving mechanical robot, the acclaimed hypnotic folk of Keto and even a surprise set from beloved local singer-songwriter Saint Raymond.

Those who were missing their weekly football fix were also catered for, as we welcomed Nottingham Forest footballing legend Stuart Pearce for an intriguing Q and A session!

With the festival helping to raise a huge £75,000 for Framework, the 2019 edition carried on the positive momentum created from the inaugural year of the event. Plus, our friends over at LeftLion declared that “Beat the Streets really is a stroke of genius” in their review of the festival, thanks guys!

2018

2018 marked our first ever festival! We welcomed over eighty artists to play at the inaugural Beat The Streets, and even had some spectacular night time offerings for when the music finished such as; D.I.D. DJs, an electric back-to-back DJ set with Nottingham’s very own Lone and Lukas Wigflex along with a silent disco in Stealth, ensuring that celebrations lasted long into the night.

The event proved to be a huge hit with the music lovers of Nottingham, with the success helping to cement our spot on the calendar for many music lovers in the area. After all, it’s not often you get to hear Sleaford Mods performing to a packed-out Rock City on a Sunday afternoon for charity is it?

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