Hockley Hustle

Is there a better way to explore Nottingham’s vibrant Hockley area than through music? Join us on the 9th of October for the brilliant Hockley Hustle – a day filled with music all in the name of charity.

On its 10th anniversary this year’s Hockley Hustle music festival is set to be the biggest one yet, filling the venues and streets of Hockley with festival attendees. Encompassing over 25 venues including Rough Trade, The Hockley Arts Club, Das Kino’s and Jam Café the area will play host to over 250 Nottingham acts, proving to be a day not to be missed. Over the years the festival has expanded in both popularity and size whilst also succeeding on raising over £100,000 for local charities.

The festival is well known for spotlighting new talent including Jake Bugg who played the Broadway café bar in 2010, and the likes of Natalie Duncan, Saint Raymond and Liam Bailey all making appearances in the past. 2014 saw Mr Switch (DMC World DJ Champion 2014) headline the Broadway Café Bar and Amber Run close the BBC Introducing stage at Nottingham Contemporary with a stand out set, and in 2015 the festival came alive in the streets creating a carnival atmosphere with samba bands, stilt walkers and jugglers whilst the Jam Cafe hosted Natalie Duncan’s intimate set which included a string quartet.

Each venue holds a different host curating a different line up; expect DJs and sick beats in Bad JuJu, Revolution, Suede Bar and The Bowery Club; Acoustic sessions in the Bodega; Slam poetry in Edin’s; and a variety of bands from all genres across the numerous other venues.

It’s best to book your tickets in advance as its set to sell out early on the day. This is definitely one of the music highlights of the year and is not to be missed.