Doughnut festival music line up announced

This Saturday is Doughnut - the first ever festival of Outer London. A day long celebration and exploration of the culture, ideas, architecture, food and future of the city's edges. A series of debates and conversations inside and outside a small carnival of music and food in the glamourous setting of the Old Royal Naval College's Queen Anne Courtyard.

Playing the festival's courtyard stage are bands from around Outer London representing the broad mix of the music that is emerging beyond Zone 1. The line up has been curated by Emily Mccarthy, a freelance writer and researcher based in London.

The festival is free with some ticketed debates and discussions. 

 11am Ella Bee

Ella Bee moved to London aged 14 to pursue a career in music. An experimental singer songerwriter, she's the opening act of the festival's musical line up and currently attending the East London Arts and Music college in Stratford.

12pm Only Rays

Tim Crombie ‘aka Only Rays’ uses sampling techniques across genres. Based in South London, his latest EP TJD002 is his second release on independent label “The Jazz Diaries”.

1pm Brightness


2pm Lightboxes

The duo, formed of singer/drummer Donna Thompson and upright bass player John Atterbury, play a warped sort of soulful pop.

3pm Hirvikolari

Hirikolari is a Finnish word meaning an accident involving a motor vehicle and an elk but also the name of this Modular Synth and trumpet two piece. 


4pm Matagot 

A four piece who met at Goldsmiths College. The Girls Are magazine said of their track, Lidless, embedded below: Lidless is steeped in Kate Dove-Dixon (vocalist/keyboardist/lyricist) and Rose Asprey’s (vocalist/guitarist/cellist) saccharine vocals, a bittersweet blend of bruised riffs and blackened beats. 

5pm Sami El-Enany 

Composer and keyboard player for LA Shark, Sami El-Enany's music defies simplistic catagorisation with its rich and varied styles.

For tickets to the festival discussions and more information visit the festival homepage here.