THIS EVENT IS OUTSIDE ON THE SOUTH LAWNS & TERRACE

Jackson Peacock — ‘Jacko’ to his mates — looked forward to turning 22 in 2024, the year his mother and brother would celebrate their 60th and 18th birthdays. Collectively adding up to 100, the trio planned a big summer ‘Centenary’ party.

Having celebrated his 21st in Barcelona surrounded by friends, describing it as ‘the best week of my life’, Jacko loved every minute of what turned out to be his last summer. Tragically, he died in an accident on 20 September 2023.

JackoFest grew, phoenix-like, from the embers of the ‘Centenary’ party. With an exciting, eclectic line-up reflecting his broad taste in music the festival takes place the day before what would have been Jacko’s 22nd birthday. Whether or not you knew him, you’re invited to join Jacko’s family and friends on the DLWP South lawns and terrace, to celebrate his beautiful life the way he would have loved — while raising funds for charities helping bereaved parents and siblings.


Please note the specific age restrictions and timings for this event:

From 2pm to 7pm All ages welcome, under 14s accompanied by an adult (18+) at ALL times.

From 7pm to 10.30pm Over 14s ONLY

We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18’s on site.


Timings:

2pm – 10.30pm

LAST ENTRY: 6pm


Ticketing:

Early Bird – £20 SOLD OUT

First Release – £23.50 ON SALE NOW

Second Release – £26

Final Release – £31


 

Meet The Artists

Nerina Pallot

Nerina Pallot signed to Polydor Records and released her first album in 2001, however it is  2006’s critically acclaimed LP ‘Fires’ which drew comparisons with Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple and Tori Amos—spawning hit singles ‘Everybody’s Gone to War’ and ‘Sophia’, plus Brit and Ivor Novello nominations.

Having built a devoted live following, Pallot’s rich back catalogue describes an artist carving her own path, while her most recent album, ‘Stay Lucky’, finds her exploring the human heart in all its fragility. Meanwhile, she has lent her distinctive vocals to ‘Circus’ and ‘Lockdown Dublin’ from Amazon’s ‘Modern Love’ and her version of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ featured on the BBC/RTE hit TV series, ‘Normal People’. As well as a sell-out show at the London Palladium in April 2024 has seen the reissue of ‘Fires’.

We are thrilled Nerina Pallot is joining us for JackoFest—especially as she is playing Latitude on the same day. Thank you, Nerina!

Special Guest Mica Paris

Mica Paris grew up singing in her grandparents’ church and by her mid-teens was making regular appearances with The Spirit of Watts gospel choir, with whom she featured on the 1985 EP ‘Gospel Joy’.  At the age of 18 she was signed to the 4th & Broadway label on Island Records and her debut LP included her first Top 10 hit ‘My One Temptation’, as well as a collaboration with jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine on ‘Like Dreamers Do’ and ‘Breathe Life into Me’—both Top 30 UK hits. Mica followed up with a duet with US soul singer Will Downing on the Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway classic ‘Where Is The Love’ which broke the UK Top 20. Following this success, she went on to film ‘Gospel According to Mica— the Story of Gospel Music in Six Songs’

Since her first Top 10 hit, Mica has released eight more albums and a book, Beautiful Within: Finding Happiness and Confidence in Your Own Skin. Awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2020 ‘for services to music, entertainment and charity’, she signed a three album deal with Warner Music and released ‘Gospel’ to critical acclaim in December 2020. Reaching No. 1 in the UK R&B LP Chart, ‘Gospel’ seamlessly weaved new material, timeless gospel classics and spellbinding contemporary versions of songs such as ‘Mamma Said’ and ‘(Something Inside) So Strong’ We are, of course, thrilled to have Mica making a Very Special Guest appearance at JackoFest.

SONGER

SONGER one of the most talked about names in the UK rising scene right now. He has recently collaborated with UK titans Chase & Status & Becky Hill, sold-out headline tours in less than 24 hours, had his music praised across national radio and press (BBC Radio 1, NME, Evening Standard, The Independent, Clash Magazine), and played his biggest home town stage at Reading festival.

Releasing his latest body of work earlier this year, “SKALA”, the album quickly shot to number 1 in the Official UK Charts for Hip-hop / R&B releases, number 1 in the iTunes hip-hop charts, and number 4 in Spotify’s album charts.

Formerly known for his BL@CKBOX performance, which still stands as their most watched session on the channel, SONGER has unquestionably made his presence known for a multitude of other reasons over the past 12- months.

Songer is making his way to the top as his latest single ‘Toxic’ over the legendary Britney instrumental is making its way up the charts and landing his first solo top 40.

Erin Bloomer

English/Irish pop sensation, Erin Bloomer has been hugely tenacious from a young age. The East Sussex and London based singer-songwriter had success with her breakup-song f u & f her too, receiving millions of views from fans who resonated with Erin’s candour and diaristic writing style.  Aged 18y she was scouted by top producers Rasster and Imanbek to voice their SAD xxx remix, which now has an astonishing 170 million streams.  With a captivating, silky, layered voice, she opened the show for N-Dubz during their summer 2023 tour in Brighton and Margate, garnering huge support from online and hardcopy music publications.  And if her voice already sounds familiar, it could be because she can be heard every day on national radio, singing the power intros on BBC Radio 1.

Jack Valero

Born in London and based in Brighton, Jack Valero straddles continents infusing classic, old school British song-writing with a timeless American rock, creating a transatlantic indie-rock mash-up. With lyrics mixing inward retrospection and confronting the world’s state of affairs, Jack zones in on the gaps between light and dark, infusing his songs with ‘melodies that hook in your head and heart ‘ (The Line Of Best Fit).

Jack and his band are in a lane of their own with a hint of Tom Petty and ‘Feels of classic Elvis Costello… (Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music).

Theo Sawyer

Born and raised in New Zealand, Theo Sawyer is a London-based musician and producer with a dynamic sound, pairing modern pop-rock and alternative soundscapes with honest, emotionally intelligent lyrics and storytelling.

Theo’s debut single, ‘Forget Your Ex’, was a post-break-up anthem dedicated to those who want to put the past behind them, while the follow-up, ‘Love Drunk’, speaks to the euphoria and uncertainty of new love. The raw piano ballad ‘Download A Ghost’ explains how quick and easy dopamine hits often feel better than looking inward… Theo’s fourth release is the ‘situationship’-inspired story ‘Get Together (Lonely)’.

2024 will see exciting new music and live performances from Theo Sawyer and we’re delighted he’s found time to join us at JackoFest. Welcome, Theo!

MC Steve Furst

Steve Furst is an actor, comedian, voiceover artist and musician. As his alter-ego, Lenny Beige, he wrote and starred in Channel 4’s The Lenny Beige Television Show  and two series of The Lenny Beige Variety Pack for the BBC.

Steve has appeared in close to 100 TV and film roles, including Dreaming Whilst Black (BBC), Serpent Queen (Starz), A Gentleman in Moscow (Paramount), Manhunt (ITV), Friday Night Dinner (C4), Holby City, The Legend of Dick and Dom and three series of Little Britain. On stage, Steve has starred in the West End productions of Matilda and Made in Dagenham and played Fagin in the recent critically acclaimed Leeds Playhouse production of Oliver!

Having known Jackson from the age of two, we are particularly delighted to welcome Steve as JackoFest’s Master of Ceremonies!

DJ Jon Carter

Jon Carter rose to prominence as a DJ at the era-defining ‘Heavenly Social’ in 1994, playing weekly sessions alongside the Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall and Fatboy Slim. As Monkey Mafia, Carter released a string of singles and an album, including the critically acclaimed album ‘Shoot the Boss’. In its live incarnation, MM landed nationwide tour support slots for Reprazent, Massive Attack and the Chemical Brothers, regularly playing to crowds of 10,000 plus, and Jon was guest DJ on the Prodigy’s ‘Fat of the Land’ tour  By the start of the 21st century Jon was resident at Fabric and the Ministry of Sound, Bugged Out in Liverpool/Manchester and Shine in Belfast, while his impressive remix CV includes U2 (with whom he was a regular touring DJ/warm up act), The Beach Boys Manic Street Preachers, The Prodigy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses AND The Happy Mondays, amongst many other artists. During the Zeros, Jon focussed on running his successful London pub, restaurant and venue business, 580 Ltd, moving away from DJing and production into keeping crowds happy with his packed bars and regular ground-breaking live shows from new and established artists

Having only returned to producing 18 months ago, Jon has just released his first album for 25 years. ‘Medication Time’ features discerning styles of house, acid and techno through to discursive electronica, all underpinned by his trademark eclecticism.

We are delighted to have this dance music legend playing a set for us at JackoFest—thanks Jon!