An introduction to the Doc‘n Roll Festival 2018

Doc’n Roll Festival
Doc'n Roll Festival

This year is the fifth time the event will visit London. Pic: Doc’n Roll Festival

Music and film combine to shine a torch on creativity and diversity over 18 days of short movies and documentaries

Now in its fifth London edition, Doc‘n Roll Festival is known for its packed line-ups of exciting music and cinematic creations. This year the festival will run between 1 to 18 November, stopping at 12 of the capital’s most popular cinemas. So far this year, the festival has visited Brighton, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham.

Festival organisers have teamed up with House Of Vans for a special night of premier short films which will take place on 8 November. One of the films being screened is a documentary featuring Glasgow rapper Lumo, who took his own life at the age of 21. Other films debuting that night include an animated tale of The Velvet Underground’s first gig and a portrait of The Charlatans’ Tony Rodgers.

While on 10 November, Genesis cinema will be screening To The Front: Scenes From A Women’s Rock Camp. The short documentary was created by an all-female crew and includes Liv Wynter, Kate Nash and Brigitte Aphrodite.

A quote from the official Doc’n Roll website reads: “This year we are delighted to return to London, bigger and better, for our 5th edition of the festival, featuring a host of fascinating premiere music documentaries, Q&As with directors and their accomplices, live performances and more!”

For the full Doc‘n Roll Festival guide, visit

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