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London’s new Dialed In festival shines a light on South Asian artists and culture

It’s a collaboration between Daytimers, No ID and Chalo.

In September, London will host a new festival celebrating South Asian culture and musical talent. Entitled Dialed In, it is organized by the Daytimers collective, the Chalo creative project and the No ID night club, directed by Ahadadream. As part of the festival, an in-person event with a capacity of 1,000 will take place on September 11 at various venues within Uplands Business Park. The likes of Nabihah Iqbal, Yung Singh, anu, Manara, ROSH, Auntie Flo, Chippy Nonstop, DEBONAIR and Manuka Honey have been confirmed for the day and night event.

With the support of the Waltham Forest Council, Dialed In will also present other projects this year. These range from a mentorship program for emerging South Asian creatives through a documentary, derivative products and a series of round tables. The full Dialed In program will run from August to October.

In a statement, festival curators said, “The purpose of Dialed In is to show how South Asian artists have been locked away by a predominantly white creative industry. The work aims to inspire young South Asian creatives by breaking down doors and paving the way forward. “

Find out more about Dialed In on their website and purchase tickets for the event here. You can also listen to a nine-minute guided meditation by Manuka Honey below.