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Festifeel - CoppaFeel!’s annual one-dayer returns for a 6th year

Festifeel

Event preview

FOLLOWING a hugely successful 2014 which saw the festival sell out, Festifeel returns for the sixth time, with a line up that promises to be bigger, better and more awesome than ever before.

The annual one day event is produced by the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! and this year signals the final stop of their UK festival takeover – which sees CoppaFeel! travel the country on their Summer Boob Tour to bring the breast cancer conversation to thousands of young people.

Curated by CoppaFeel! patron Fearne Cotton, Festifeel is Britain’s only boutique music festival with boobs in mind.

CoppaFeel! was founded in October 2009 by Kristin Hallenga – who herself was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at 23. The charity educates young people on the importance of checking their boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. CoppaFeel! aim to deliver their message in innovative and memorable ways.

Last year’s event, held at London Fields Brewery, played host to headliners Rizzle Kicks and Zane Lowe, plus Lianne La Havas, Nick Mulvey, Rhodes, and Fickle Friends.

This year, CoppaFeel! have partnered with VANS, with the event taking place at their House of Vans venue in Waterloo, London. Spanning over 30,000sq ft, this year’s festival will host a sublime selection of live bands, DJs, spoken word, film and comedy; not to mention a plethora of festival vibes throughout the venue.

Curator, Fearne Cotton said: “Festifeel is back, bigger than ever and I can’t wait to be involved again! The bands and artists I ask to play are always so excited to get involved, but more importantly to get behind CoppaFeel!’s life-saving message and work. I have been patron of CoppaFeel! for four years now and have loved watching it grow from strength to strength. Bring on the FUN!”

Early bird tickets are available to purchase now via DICE (available to download on the App Store and Google Play).

About CoppaFeel!:

CoppaFeel! aims to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring that people know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what their boobs look and feel like normally, check their boobs regularly throughout their lifetime and have the confidence to seek medical referral when they detect abnormalities.

Currently 5% of diagnosed cases are already at stage IV with breast cancer being the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 30 in the UK (181 new cases diagnosed and 12 deaths annually). CoppaFeel! strives for a country where no one dies of breast cancer because of late detection or misdiagnosis. The charity receives no government funding and relies solely on voluntary donations.

About Kristin Hallenga:

After being diagnosed at the age of 23, Kristin decided it was time to flip the switch on breast cancer awareness and bring it to the forefront of young people’s attention. One in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease at some stage in their life. CoppaFeel! is all about getting the message out that the sooner we get feeling, the sooner we become best chums with our boobies and the sooner we will spot any changes. She recently created a documentary with October Films which was shown on BBCThree titled Kris – Dying to Live.

For more information, visit www.festifeel.com/ and www.coppafeel.org/.

Venue: House of Vans in Waterloo.

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015.

Time: 3pm – 3am.