5th+6th May: First Timers Fest 2018!

First Timers Fest (FTF) 2018 is a two day festival in London at DIY Space for London (DSFL) where EVERY BAND IS PLAYING THEIR FIRST EVER SET!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

This is the 4th First Timers festival and we’re set to have…

🔥 18 NEW, FRESH, HOT, CRUNCHY, DELECTABLE DIY BANDS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT! 🔥

Playing live for the first time will be…

📅 Saturday 6th May

17:00 – The Clam Jam
17:30 – Regrouping
18:00 – rough patch
18:30 – Butfun
19:00 – Matriarchal Violets
* BREAK *
20:30 – Killjoys
21:00 – Shrew Gene
21:30 – MADA
22:00 – Halaca

📅 Sunday 6th May

17:00 – Leisure Centre
17:30 – The Long Necks
18:30 – Hag Atë
19:00 – Little Fizz
* BREAK *
20:30 – Bathing Suit
21:00 – DUGNUTT
21:30 – Clouzot
22:00 – Irn Brunette

💰 £6 per day (+ inc. booking fee) / £7 on the door / PA and carers free / nobody turned away for lack of funds, email us for cheap/free tickets: firsttimers@diyspaceforlondon.org

FTF debuts brand new faces, voices and musicians in bands and does something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community.

None of the same old bands with the same types of people saying the same stuff. No longer can people be defensive and use the excuse that “other bands just don’t exist”. First Timers exposes this as a lie and gets new faces and voices up front.

💘 COME DOWN TO REVEL IN A TRULY DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE, & SUPPORTIVE DIY MUSIC SCENE WITH FIRST TIMERS 💘

🍛💕🌮 Food catering during the fest by the ever delicious and joyous The Tipsy Black Sheep, giving you the best of the worlds flavours in a Vegan way. Check ’em out here: https://www.thetipsyblacksheep.com/

💚 What is DIY Space for London? 💚

DIY Space For London is a cooperatively-run social centre located in South London, just off Old Kent Road. We offer low cost creative facilities, meeting rooms and social space as well as space for screenings, talks and performances. The space works to promote the ideas of mutual aid (helping each other) and cooperation (working together). Providing a welcoming space for everyone, including those whose voices and contributions are not always heard or appreciated, is a top priority for us.

To attend (or put on) an event, you need to be a member, which costs £2 a year and can be done in a few minutes online: https://membermojo.co.uk/diyspaceforlondon/

Members have a say in how the space is run. You can join a collective, where you can get involved in the day-to-day running of DSFL and receive training in new skills.

💜 Accountability Agreement 💜

DSFL is committed to amplifying the voices of people who, outside of this place, do not always get heard as loudly, or whose experiences and opinions are all-too-often thought of as less important or valid.

We want all our fellow members and the guests they bring along to agree to a way of being, doing and interacting in the space so that we can work together to make some amazing stuff happen.

We call these ideas our “accountability agreement” and they can be found here: https://diyspaceforlondon.org/accountability/

💙 ACCESS 💙

For more info on DIY Space for London’s Access please visit our website: https://diyspaceforlondon.org/access
for info on how to find the venue, venue description, bookable access facilities, gender neutral toilets, and more.

To get in touch:

Email – access@diyspaceforlondon.org

Phone – 020 7635 9470 (Leave a message and we will respond)

Response time – Someone will be able to respond within 5 days

Our volunteers are happy to meet event attendees at the nearest bus stop, please contact to arrange.

DIY Space has an Access Group that is always working to improve accessibility. Most recently it worked towards making DIY Space For London the UK’s first volunteer-run venue to achieve Bronze status on the Charter of Best Practice from Attitude is Everything – a charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.