Daytimers to take over London's Horniman Museum for celebration of South Asian artistry

The collective has curated a day of music, panel talks, workshops and food, taking place this Saturday

Daytimers are running a day festival to celebrate South Asian creativity, at South East London’s Horniman Museum.

The South Asian underground collective have been invited by the Forest Hill-based museum to take over the space, with the festival running from 2:PM to 7:PM this Saturday (June 15).

Although Daytimers have been renowned for their impact on dance music, the event will see them champion the breadth of South Asian creativity, with a day of DJ sets, live performances, talks, workshops, and food and drink, as part of their, “wider mission to further engage our community, with inclusivity and accessibility at the heart of what we do.”

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Some of the artists set to play include acclaimed British Bengali indo-jazz musician Tara Lily, sitar led band Jawari, dubstep legend and System Music founder V.I.V.E.K, NTS presenter Sway of the Verses, and others.

The festival is also set to welcome takeovers from South Asian poetry collective Mehfil Arts, as well as Lewisham’s community radio station and soon-to-be venue Sister Midnight, who’ll be hosting their residents alongside some special guests.

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Talking on the importance of the festival, Daytimers' Rohan Rakhit has said “Creating safe spaces for our communities to come together away from nightlife has always been central to our mission. We’re so excited for the festival and all it’ll bring."

He continued, “The opportunity to programme so freely and across so many artistic disciplines has been a breath of fresh air. There’s something for everyone.”

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