SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2015 // 3pm – 3am // HOUSE OF VANS LONDON
Following a hugely successful 2014 which saw the festival sell out, FESTIFEEL returns for the sixth time and we are stoked to be involved with this years event at the House Of Vans in London’s Waterloo.
There is a great line up for this year including the likes of Mike Skinner, Everything Everything, Lucy Rose and Eaves alongside Slaves, Billie Marten, Woman’s Hour, Reef and Danny Howard!
We have even gathered up a team of lady shredders that will be skating around doing their thing for the day/evening(/early hours!) So make sure you come along to listen to some good music and watch some rad skating.
We will also be hosting our own Girl Skate UK Coaching session for an hour – Time to be confirmed but please BRING YOUR OWN BOARDS!
Curated by CoppaFeel! patron Fearne Cotton and produced by breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! FESTIFEEL is Britain’s only boutique music festival with boobs in mind. This year signals the final stop of their UK festival takeover – which sees CoppaFeel! travel the country on their Summer Boob Tour to bring the breast cancer conversation to thousands of young people.
This year, CoppaFeel! have partnered with VANS, with the event taking place at their House of Vans venue in Waterloo, London. Spanning over 30,000sq ft, this year’s festival will host a sublime selection of live bands, DJs, spoken word, film and comedy; not to mention a plethora of festival vibes throughout the venue.
Curator, Fearne Cotton said: “Festifeel is back, bigger than ever and I can’t wait to be involved again! The bands and artists I ask to play are always so excited to get involved, but more importantly to get behind CoppaFeel!’s life-saving message and work. I have been patron of CoppaFeel! for 4 years now and have loved watching it grow from strength to strength. Bring on the FUN!”
CoppaFeel! was founded in October 2009 by Kristin Hallenga – who herself was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at 23. The charity educates young people on the importance of checking their boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. CoppaFeel! aim to deliver their message in innovative and memorable ways.
Last year’s event, held at London Fields Brewery played host to headliners Rizzle Kicks and Zane Lowe, plus Lianne La Havas, Nick Mulvey, Rhodes, and Fickle Friends.
CoppaFeel! aims to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring that people know that signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what their boobs look and feel like normally, check their boobs regularly throughout their lifetime and have the confidence to seek medical referral when they detect abnormalities. Currently 5% of diagnosed cases are already at stage IV with breast cancer being the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 30 in the U (181 new cases diagnosed and 12 deaths annually). CoppaFeel! strives for a country where no one dies of breast cancer because of late detection or misdiagnosis. The charity receives no government funding and relies solely on voluntary donations.
About Kris: After being diagnosed at the age of 23, Kristin decided it was time to flip the switch on breast cancer awareness and bring it to the forefront of young people’s attention.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some stage in their life.
CoppaFeel! is all about getting the message out that the sooner we get feeling, the sooner we become best chums with our boobies and the sooner we will spot any changes. She recently created a documentary with October Films which was shown on BBC Three titled ‘Kris – Dying to Live’.
Tickets are available to purchase now via. DICE (available to download on the App Store and Google Play).