Sunlight strikes raindrops from all angles. But there's one that's different, one that produces a rainbow: 42 degrees. From here, the light scatters into the colours we love, and each rainbow is unique to whoever sees it. This is a beautiful parallel with how we enjoy music and the arts; whilst these experiences are shared, every person takes away something unique. 42 Degrees Festival, running 16-18th July 2021, will be a weekend to celebrate the diversity of these experiences. Run by 24 volunteers, each sharing a love for what music and the arts has brought them, the festival promises to be something special. We feel passionate about ensuring that, alongside celebrating creativity, our festival encourages diversity. Whether you’re young, old, BAME, LGBTQ+, local or not, the 42 Degrees community will be making everyone feel welcome.
Picture yourself immersed in weekend of funk & soul, jazz, disco, hip-hop, electronic dance music, comedy, spoken word, film productions and workshops. Yes, it’s going to be epic.
Never has it been more evident that going local is the way forward. We can’t wait to show-case the diverse range of inspiring, up-and-coming musicians and artists from the North West, as well as further afield. We’re also delighted to be using local businesses and food suppliers for the running of the festival.
Equality and diversity are crucial to the arts as they release the true potential of people’s talent - from every background. We are delighted to be working with a number of incredible organisations, including ‘Love Music Hate Racism’ and ‘Arts Emergency’, to ensure a diverse line up and audience.
We’re mindful of the impact our festival has on the beautiful surrounding environment. Working closely with Eden District Council, we’ve been coming up with creative ways to minimise this impact. We can’t wait to welcome you to the festival site, which will be decorated entirely using up-cycling.
Our Fringe-esque stage will feature an exciting range of performers, including comedy from the ingenious JazzEmu and a thought-provoking one-woman performance from Lekhani Chirwa, in which she'll be addressing the issue of cultural appropriation with her show 'Can I Touch Your Hair?'.
There will be many opportunities to get creative in our workshops tent, with dance workshops from contemporary dance company Herd Of, a photography workshop from Signal Film & Media , a tie dye workshop (make sure to bring some old clothes!!) and the chance to add your own artistic touch to our inaugural festival canvas. If you fancy zonking out in the summer sunshine, or your feet need a break from dancing the night away, you can relax at The Outdoor Picture Palace open air cinema, where we’ll be featuring a selection of inspiring short films from emerging filmmakers.
We are delighted to be hosting the festival on the historic grounds of Hutton-in-the-Forest, located in the Lake District National Park. Just 2.5 miles from the M6 and 6 miles from Penrith Station, it’s also super easy to get to!
We’ve put together this accessibility pack, under the guidance of the Access Starts Online campaign from ‘Attitude is Everything’. The campaign advocates for transparency and clarity about what our festival will entail to help you make a decision about whether or not it will be suitable for your needs, as well as highlight ways we can help and how to access this support.If you have any questions, concerns, or requests about accessibility at our festival, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET THE TEAM
A.k.a The Creators
Jess - Founder
Three things you should know I love: 1 Music and the arts. 2 Arranging events. 3 Working with like-minded people. For me, 42° is the perfect amalgamation of this and I’m SO EXCITED. Join us and share what this group of talented and passionate people have worked together to create.
As an avid festival goer, I have pride in my role as co-music director of 42°. I have a background in producing club nights and gigs, so I’m very excited to try out the new challenge of curating a festival line up. The intimacy of this festival be very special, see you there!
Long-time festival fanatic, first time music organiser. I've been involved in putting on music events ranging from online streaming concerts to helping with the London Jazz festival and I'm really looking forward to organising a good show!
I love music, painting, pottery & being outdoors, so being on the entertainment team of a music festival surrounded by nature feels almost too good to be true! I can’t wait to help make 42° a festival where people can learn new skills, make new friends & appreciate the area’s beauty!
I've come a long way from being an over-enthusiastic teen organising charity singing concerts in the village hall - but I'm no less enthusiastic about bringing like-minded people together. As a proud North-Westerner, I can't wait to be showcasing the talent the area has to offer!
Music and nature have been constant passions of mine throughout my existential dithering. 42° is an amazing opportunity to couple these things. Make sure to come along to the exciting / stimulating / fun / silly / entertaining / inspiring workshops we will be putting on during the festival.
Training as an opera singer but a HUGE jazz and funk fan, I am thrilled to be part of 42°. Initially I thought the name was because 42 is the "answer to the universe". What better answer than an eco-friendly music & arts festival, celebrating the long-neglected arts community?
While I’ve never been much of a performer myself, I’ve always known I want to make the arts tick. Cue the opportunity to work on Marketing for 42°! I see this festival as a small-scale way to highlight a large-scale need for the arts – and that includes letting loose a little!
Last year I volunteered at an Australian festival, where I met some great people, including the friend who introduced me to 42°. For me, a festival is so much about the people you meet. I'm looking forward to 42° and the big energy of people supporting each other, and the arts.
I'm one of the logistics directors! I thought 42° referred to temperature, but I can assure you we'll bring the heat and make this festival amazing! My role means I help provide the basis for a safe and fun event, so you could say I provide the fuel for the fire that is 42°.
As a bass player in numerous bands, I have had the privilege of playing a huge variety of gigs and festivals and am excited to be helping to put on (and play at) 42°. After a disappointing summer of music, I’m excited to help put on a festival that we can all look forward to.
I have done treasury for societies and networks within uni for years but this is my first external role. 2020 has caused me to miss multiple gigs and festivals so this is a chance to get the ball rolling again!
One half of the treasury team, which is good, because I'm one half fiscally responsible! Physics-graduate-turned-Radio-Producer, hell bent on filling my life with as much exciting music as possible, even if that means spending many hours editing spreadsheets.
A big factor for me will be trying to keep everything as local as we can. The lake district has so much to offer in terms of independent food and drink vendors; I’ve got such a passion for good food and drink which I really want to demonstrate through this, whilst keeping everything fresh and accessible to everyone who attends!
It's a given that an all-round great time encompasses good vibes, good company and good food! I'm super excited to incorporate a celebration of everything small and local to this banging event. See you at the bar!
My background is in law but I've been a long-time lover of the arts. I'm keen to bring my legal knowledge and attention to detail to make this a sustainable festival that truly supports the arts. I thought 42º was the coordinates for somewhere fun but as 42º will show, we bring that!
Hey, I’m Bella. As a geographer, I might be forgiven for thinking 42° referred to the longitude of the Lake District. Luckily I’m more skilled in sustainability than map reading and I can’t wait to create a green and groovy event. Let’s break the mould!
I'm Fawn and I'm in love with music festivals. I've been to festivals all over the world and I spent the whole year waiting for festival season. I want 42 degrees to be as creative and other-worldly as all my favorite music festivals and my main aim is to make you walk in and say WOW.
Having studied at London’s Royal College of Art, I specialise in rave era inspired art. I’ve featured in People Of Print and If Only magazine, with clients including Boiler Room, BRICKS magazine and record label Hypercolour. I want to reflect the collective joy of 42°.
42° is entirely run by volunteers. If you’re interested in joining the team by volunteering, performing or getting involved in any other way, we’d LOVE to hear from you ! Email: email@example.com