Festival Republic launch 'Community' in Shoreditch
Festival Republic has announced plans to launch a new festival in London's Shoreditch in November called Community, championing new talent and taking over unusual venues in the London district. Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn told reporters: "This is an urban, multi-venue emerging talent event inspired by our love of the fact that live music just never stops getting better. But we want to present it in the Community; in the butchers and bakers and the basement offices and loft bedrooms as well as some of the more established venues of Shoreditch. It will represent the energy of our musical culture and the innovation of one of the most innovative and vibrant areas in the UK". Adding to this, Festival Republic's Jon Mcildowie, who is set to curate Community said: "As promoters but above all music fans we are constantly looking out for new and emerging talent. Community is an opportunity for us to share the music that we are all excited about and to introduce new artists to the public before anyone else. I'm delighted to be working with the Live Nation team to help bring the programme together".