We would like to say a huge thank you to the thousands of people who came to Emerge, our first festival of London Lates, and enjoyed a diverse programme of events across 39 venues. And to all the emerging artists, performers, volunteers and museums who took part in the festival - thank you too. You were all great.
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Introducing the Emerge Festival
We’re the new kid on the festival block.
We’re big on creativity, low on convention.
Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs.
With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town. Their stage? Dozens of the capital’s iconic buildings from Tower Bridge’s glass walkway to The Design Museum’s paraboloid hall.
We’ve curated nine jam-packed circuits to enthral wristband holders from dusk to the early hours.
So what’s in store?
We’re showcasing London’s electrifying emerging talent.
From deep house DJs and neo-soul bands to afrobeat and open mic jams, Emerge is a bona fide festival pick n’ mix bringing together some of London’s most electrifying new talent. Think sonic kaleidoscopes at the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall and you’re starting to get the idea. Also amidst the eclectic array: an aristocrat’s scandal-themed soiree, an escape room, a theatrical demonstration of a Victorian amputation and much more.
Choose your ticket for all the artists and venues on Friday, Saturday or both nights.
This is an 18+ event.
The Festival’s Values
Open to everyone
Emerge is an exciting celebratory festival model for communities and audiences everywhere.
Champion the alternative spirit
We are adventurous, creative, and open-minded.
We’re committed to equality programming, reflective of the diversity of the audience and the personality of the venues.
Be true to the place it is in
We’re building new connections between communities, venues, artists and businesses.
Why Emerge Festival? Why now?
Emerge is UK charity Culture24’s new festival of night-time events, Lates, in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and more.
The concept was based on findings from Culture24’s Culture of Lates Research Reports (2018).