:: Festivals ::

CloseUp Festival

CloseUp Festival is the biggest event in the CloseUp calendar. showcasing the nation’s finest emerging indie/electronic talent @ North LDN’s well known venue Colours. We transform the venue in, creating a 3 day, 2 stage spectacular in the capital.

Partnering with our pals Jagermeister to supply the drinks, CUF has been featured by Dork, DIY, Soho Radio, Gigwise, The Metro (Print) & more.

Having hosted the likes of Orchards, Swim Deep, The Magic Gang, APRE, Kwassa, Childcare, EKKAH, Jerry Williams, joan, FOURS & many more in our 4 years, expect our next indie jamboree to be no different. Dates & info on our LISTINGS page w/ whenyoung, Abbie McCarthy (DJ), Sad Boys Club & more confirmed for September 2021.

Follow The Sun

Taking things back to our roots, Follow The Sun Festival, is our South-Coast all dayer brings the best indie/electronic music to Portsmouth’s iconic Wedgewood Rooms. Follow The Sun takes place in July annually. 

2019’s edition (Follow The Sun II) gained press support from BBC Radio Solent, The News Portsmouth, local tastemakers Strong Island/The Shout & much more, as Lauran Hibberd, LONA, Only Sun & more took to our stage. We’re taking a break from FTS, but it’ll be back.

Festival Stages

We also run a variety of stages at some of the UK/Europe’s most influential music/industry festivals alongside some of the biggest tastemakers in the game. 

Our Sound City stage w/ Modern Sky UK (200 Cap) brings an amalgamation of acts that CloseUp & MSUK works with to the wonderful Liverpool Sound City in the heart of one of the worldwide capitals of music. 

The latest and newest addition to our festival stage curations takes us to Norwich, at the much coveted Wild Paths Festival. We’ll take over the Karma Kafe, in the heart of the city, to bring 6 electronica/indie artists of the highest quality. Don’t miss it in October.

Our Great Escape festival stage every year amalgamates combination of the UK’s most exciting acts championed by both ourselves and tastemakers at DORK Magazine & more.

Info on these, and more CloseUp festival stages for 2022 on our listings, here. 

Keep your eyes peeled on the CloseUp social media for the latest massive festival stage news.