Dialled In – the London-based festival and event collective championing South Asian talent – has announced its summer 2023 edition, which runs 12PM - 9PM on Saturday 22nd July at Lloyd Park and the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, East London.
Based on a theme of 'Fall In Love And Be More Tender', this year's festival involves a partnership with fashion designer Ashish Gupta, celebrating their first major survey exhibition at the institution. A host of DJs and live music performances has been confirmed too, including the likes of Ahadadream, Pxssy Palace, DJ Ritu, Bahrain duo Dar Disku, Daytimers' Rohan Rakit, emerging Karachi DJ Lyla, El Huxley, and Capital Xtra's Yasser. Also set to play are PRVNA, Qazi & Qazi, Ri Mistry, Sanasesh & Rishy Malik and Yasser.
Elsewhere, British-Tamil sector GoldTooth, who recently collaborated with Samrai on the eco-focused 'Planet People Power', will return for another back-to-back with My Panda Shall Fly following a huge success at last year's event in EartH, Hackney. Meanwhile, drummer and composer Sarathy Korwar, and Sarangi maestro Amrit Kaur are among the live performers, with queer Egyptian-Pakistani musician and writer Aisha Mirza also on the bill.
Established in 2021, Dialled In began life as a day-night party at Uplands Business Park, London, with a focus on platforming artists and creatives from South Asia and the UK diaspora. Last year, organisers also added an April edition at EartH Hackney and held a number of intimate one-off events, indicative of the inaugural instalment's success.
Dialled In: The Park is open to all ages, with under-12s going for free and tickets on sale at £10, reflecting a commitment to inclusivity and community.