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Spotify Shines a Light on the Newly Revealed Hockley Hustle Line Up

Spotify Shines a Light on the Newly Revealed Hockley Hustle Line Up

Drag bingo, a spoken word collective and a legendary reggae soundsystem feature in the newly revealed 350-strong bill performing across 30 venues for the epic all day Hockley Hustle on Sunday 23 October.

More than 20 tastemakers - including BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson - have come together to showcase the best of Nottingham talent with every genre of music represented as the streets of Hockley get set to bring the noise in two weeks time.

Established artists are joined by the new kids on the block for a line up of real depth and breadth including Yazmin Lacey (DJ set), Ella Knight, Gallery 47, ROB.GREEN, Joel Baker, BBC The Voice contestant Lyvia, Saffron, Jah Digga, The Most Ugly Child and V Rocket International and much much more.

Now punters can get up to speed with the acts thanks to a brand new collaboration with Spotify that sees Hockley Hustle taking over the We Are Nottingham playlist. The streaming platform has joined forces with the festival in recognition of the work it does with Nottingham artists, and is featuring 50 songs from artists playing the festival.

Listen to the playlist here: We Are Nottingham | Spotify Playlist:

Ben Welch, Hockley Hustle said:

“This is a real celebration of the DIY scene and we’re so thrilled to be working with Spotify to shine a light on the energy and talent we have right here in the city. So tune in and get set for the return of our epic festival for the first time in three years and help support some wonderful charities at the same time.”

Safiya Lambie-Knight, Head of Music, Spotify UK and Ireland said:

“Supporting initiatives such as Hockey Hustle is so important to us, as it not only raises money for local charities, but does so by providing local musicians and artists the opportunity to raise their profile and engage new fans. That’s why we’re so excited to see Hockey Hustle taking over the We Are Nottingham playlist for the month, as it provides a great platform for up-and-coming stars to show off their brilliant music.”

Much more than a music festival, Hockley Hustle celebrates the creativity in the city with Splendour Future Sound of Nottingham winners ALT BLK ERA taking to the stage at Bodega in custom made knitwear made by the Sneinton design duo A3 Knit.

There’s still time to get involved with helping the Street Decor team create the upcycled and recycled colourful decor for the festival with drop in workshops taking place twice a week. The festival is also looking for volunteers to help out for three hours on the day in return for free entry and the famous Hockley Hustle t-shirt.

There are also free tickets for struggling families who may not be able to pay for entry thanks to support from Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), the organisers behind It's in Nottingham.

To find out about the volunteering and the free entry tickets, get in touch with the festival team at

The festival is supporting local charities carrying out vital work across the city: Imara, Base 51, Emmanuel House, BME Cancer Communities and a Nottingham food bank.

The festival donates ticket income, with other funds coming from sale of merchandise and T-shirts. Over the last 15 years, Hockley Hustle has raised more than £200,000 for charity.

Hockley Hustle tickets Adult £15 / Concessions / Students £10.

Young Hustler tickets Child (2-17) £3 / Adult £8.

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