This is a show very close to our heart. First Timers Fest 2019 Graduates Breakup Haircut are releasing their first EP, and because they are sweethearts they are making it a First Timers
First Timers Fest is an annual series of workshops that ends with a festival in which every band plays its first gig (more details below). It’s aim it so diversify and demystify music, and so many amazing DIY bands have come out of it, including that of some of the organisers of Loud n Queer, so to collaborate with them is a dream!
There will be cake, so come on out!
After playing First Timers 2019 they have pretty much taken the London DIY Scene by storm. Their catchy angsty/spooky pop punk make them an instant hit.
Lo-fi, angry, and fun synth punk from First Timers 2018. They don’t all live in London so this is a right treat and worth coming out for!
First Timers 2019. 80’s Synth-y three piece from London. Lovely vocals, dancey tunes.
Fun and funny punk from London, they play songs about (spoilers..) pedestrian crossings, nipple piercings and Spider-man.
Tickets are £5, but no-one is turned away for lack of funds.
Message us if you’d like a ticket fee waived, and if you have any questions about accessibility.
DSFL is a member’s club. Open to members and their guests only. Membership costs £2 – https://membermojo.co.uk/diyspaceforlondon/
Accountability agreement: https://diyspaceforlondon.org/accountability/
Accessibility info: https://diyspaceforlondon.org/access/
***What is First Timers Festival?***
First Timers is a season of workshops followed by a weekend of gigs where every band plays its first show. We want to provide a supportive context for people new to playing music before, during and after First Timers season!
First Timers is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community. The criteria below aren’t intended to exclude anyone, but are a direct way of addressing this. As such, your band as a whole need to be able to say YES to at least TWO of these statements:
💖 One or more of us has never played in a band before.
💖 One or more of us identify as one (or more!) of the following: disabled (visible or non-visible), trans*, queer, non binary, LGBTQIA+, a person of colour, a woman.
💖 One or more of us is playing or doing something in this band that they have never played or done before.
If you want any support, are looking for band members or have any queries at all please post in here or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help!
DIY Space for London is an accessible venue. It is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for maneuvering and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible. If you are forming a band or coming as an audience member and would like to discuss access, please get in touch: email@example.com or visit our website: https://diyspaceforlondon.org/access
For more info on how to run First Timers Fest in your area check out firsttimers.org 💖