A trail of sound systems placed in venues and outdoor locations across Deptford and New Cross, celebrating Lewisham’s role in sound system culture.
Lewisham Sound System Trail comprises a trail of sound systems placed in venues and outdoor locations across Deptford and New Cross, celebrating Lewisham’s role in sound system culture and the importance of the sound system as a sanctuary for diverse communities such as Lewisham’s GM, LGBTQI+, DIY, Punk and global communities.
Featuring Turner Prize Nominees Black Obsidian Sound System, Unit 137 and WWFM & Lemon Lounge, Lewisham Sound System Trail spans an array of musical styles reflecting our diverse community from earth shaking dub, roots reggae, global sounds, modern bass, electronic and dance music.
This event is free and non-ticketed – come along to one event or meander between them all over the course of the afternoon.
DQSD: Deptford Queer Soundsystem Day (at Master Shipwright’s House)
London’s foremost underground LGBTQ+ crews come together on the grounds of The Shipwrights House, Lewisham’s most beautiful private house, for a day of free dance music. DQSD celebrates queer sound system collectives and South London’s unique cultural heritage. Situated on a hidden Deptford backstreet, this riverside garden will host an outdoor old school sound system with cutting edge DJ’s all day long. In partnership with Love Music Hate Racism.
LINE-UP INCLUDES: OK Williams, Black Obsidian Sound System, Gideon, Hannah Holland, Shay Malt, Deptford Northern Soul Club, Sugarbear.
Unit 137 (in Deptford Market Yard)
Unit 137 is a sound system based in Lewisham, London. Unit 137 has operated successfully as a sound, record label and event production crew since 2012 and are well respected members of Lewisham’s cultural community and well versed at participating in large scale, high profile events such as Lewisham People’s Day among many others. Supported by U+I.
WWFM x Lemon Lounge (at Creekside Artworks)
WWFM is a freeform internet radio service that highlights “underground music, culture and stories from around the globe.” Founded in 2016 by DJ Gilles Peterson, the platform features a rotating roster of international radio DJs and programming.
Lemon Lounge are a South London sound system & community sharing music and running workshops + talks at events across London and the UK