Venue: Corner of Foxberry Road and Coulgate Street
Time: 4.00pm – 10pm
Saved by the community and sponsored by Brockley’s Rock, the festival once again kicks off with our Opening Night party in the afternoon with cool tunes, and segues into an evening of music and dancing on the street. From 4.30pm, Brockley will be swinging as local bands and performers magic up rock, folk, funk and everything in between! Hosted by our fantastic MC Dre and sound provided by Brockley Studios.
2023 Opening Night Lineup
|4:15 pm||Serious soul Sisters Dance|
|5:00 pm||Bring The Angels|
|6:00 pm||The Ariston|
|6:30 pm||Alex and the Wonderland|
|7:00 pm||Undeniable Musicians|
|7:30 pm||Undeniable Musicians|
|9:30 pm||Guns 2 Roses|
Guns 2 Roses The official tribute to Guns N’ Roses have actually been residents of Brockley since 2006, who would’ve guessed? Established In 2002, Guns 2 Roses are the longest running, closest looking and most internationally recognized gn’r tribute in the world. One of the few tribute bands of any type to cross over from the mere tribute band circuit to mainstream media and close association with Guns n’ Roses themselves. With 6 USA Tours & multiple toursaround the world, Guns 2 Roses are the only gn’r tribute to play live with 4 different members of Guns N Roses. They’ve appeared alongside Brian May, Status Quo, Steel Panther, Lady Gaga, Duff Mckagen, Steven Adler, Gilby Clarke, Frank Ferrer, Bumblefoot, DJ Ashba.
Coldway To say that this kid is a one-stop shop is an understatement, he can do it all. Hailing from Memphis, Tn, Coldway holds a unique style flavoured to his own melting pot. While singing, rapping, and producing the majority of his own records, we get to experience the complete vision intended by this artist. Coldway has performed on stages with acts such as YG, Dizzy Wright, Currency, Wave Chapelle, Ishdarr, and many more. Established as a notable face on the Memphis music scene, Coldway continues to create a nostalgic feeling with his latest release “Gold Cupid”. Stemming from a place of the realities of a relationship, the project received positive reactions fueled by singles such as “Rain” and “That’s My Baby”. Coldway’s newest single “Strangers” has been the corner stone of his next chapter in music, gaining almost 300k streams in total. While keeping the “Too Much To Drink” project line alive, Coldway teases us with new music geared more towards his energetic southern rap flavour.
Bugeye are a sequin-drenched all-female four-piece hailing from the concrete shores of Croydon. Re-imagined in 2018 with dirty guitars, disco beats, sizzling synths and exploding bass riffs that accelerate into the catchiest hooks south of the river, be prepared to hit the dancefloor and join the revolution. With lyrics touching on subjects from the mundanity of modern city life, to global issues such as racism and climate change, tunes come wrapped in a riotous optimism that demands you to dance. While Bugeye have one foot in pop’s past – think 70s dance floor meets post-punk meets noughties optimism – they certainly look towards a future, one that is theirs for the taking.
Palindrones are an electronic music duo from South East London who play Dreamy Industrial Synthpop; immersive musical landscapes, mixing pounding electronic beats and blistering synth drones, with a lush ambience, hypnotic organic textures, subtle pop melodies and haunting, esoteric lyrics that draw the listener into a dream-like reverie.
Undeniable, a creative production agency, music studio, and record label, is all set to showcase its local greatness at the Brockley Max Festival. With a mission to foster local greatness, Undeniable has become the go-to place for individuals looking to explore their talents. At the festival, Undeniable’s CEO and local boy, Koder, will take centre stage alongside his roster of talented artists. The lineup features Siege, an afrofusion artist known for blending the afro sound with R&B to create good vibes. Also on the roster is Uncz, who delivers powerful and uplifting messages over afrobeats. Vinnie Kobain, the rockstar from the ends, will showcase his punk-infused sound blended with grime and hip hop. Lastly, Yima, whose music centres around social commentary, will bring his unique perspective to the stage. Undeniable is the epicentre of transformation, and this event promises to be a celebration of the creativity and talent that exists within the local community. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable performance at the Brockley Max Festival.
Alex and the Wonderland are a genre-bending guitar/synth trio, who have lit festival fields in recent years, as well as garnering support for some of their latest single releases from Radio X’s legendary remedy – John Kennedy. Check out their website here.
The Ariston are an Indie/Alt Rock band based in Southeast England. With fans eager to hear their music, they released their debut single ‘Yellow Lines’ on August 26th 2022. The band have already recorded in London and Italy ahead of yet another anticipated release. Last year they supported Craig David at Twickenham Stadium for the Harlequins Big Summer Kick Off. With background in performing arts, the band know how to put on a show. Lead by frontman Luca Slade, alongside, Clay Bennett (lead guitar), Will Parsonson (bass guitar) and Finn Bunce (drums). On March 3rd 2023, they released their debut Live EP – The Vinyl; a grassroots EP to show off how the band’s sound started. The Ariston have also worked with WarChild UK.
SlickdotR is a British Alt Rap Star & Super Producer who takes you on a journey through his universe with catchy melodies, hard-hitting production and clever lyrics that make you think twice. He takes pride in bringing his emotionally driven sound to the live show with an immense stage presence. The past few years have seen SlickdotR perform his music across the UK and Europe. SR2 is the latest EP which can be streamed on all major platforms. SR3, the Album to round up the SR trilogy, will be released in June 2023. Previously collaborated with Three Mobile. Associated with and supported by the likes of The BBC, LinkUpTV & ReprezentFM. SlickdotR is sure to be one to watch for 2023.
Bring The Angels are a South London- based, 4-piece rock band formed at The Brit School Croydon. They play a mix of hard and classic rock and heavy blues.
Serious Souls Sisters are an amazing dance troupe from Lucas Vale Primary school who will get the afternoon going with great tunes and fantastic dance moves.