Land of Kings!

Thanks to the lovely Lydia at Splendid Communications, I’ve been offered tickets to the Land of Kings festival in Dalston, east London, on Friday 23rd April. I’m excited. You should be too. Here’s why…

1) This is the best thing to happen to DalstonCoolest Place in Britain (TM)since Moustache Bar reopened.

2) There’s an amazing lineup, including Fuck Buttons, Rory Phillips’s electronic disco (so E8, babes) and local “poundshop popstar,” Sportsday Megaphone.

3) Other highlights include a Horrors DJ set in UV heaven, Juicy;  Hackney Colliery Band; obscure installations in the Second World War bunker under Kingsland Road; cabaret in the Old Boys Club Victorian Hall and a royal banquet, according to organiser Connie Harrison. Phew.


5) When else do you get the chance to weave your way in an out of the extreme variety of haunts along Kingsland High Street and Stoke Newington Road. Really? Even Dreams? How about The Stone Cave? Thought not. It’s going to be an adventure.

Tickets cost between £10 and £30 – look here for more info. Let me know if you’re thinking of going…



Date:  Friday 23rd April

Venues: Various, E8/N19

Moustache Bar, 57 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB

Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EB

Barden’s Boudoir, 36 – 44 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7XJ

Marquis of Lansdowne, 48 Stoke Newington Road , N16 7XJ

Arcola theatre, 23-27 Arcola Street, E8 2DJ

Stone Cave, 111 Kingsland High Street

Juicy, 95 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB

Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Street, N16 8JH

Dalston Boys’ Club, 68 Boleyn Road, N16 7JG

Print House Gallery, 18 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL

The Alibi, 91 Kingsland Road, E8 2PB


Time: 7pm – 4am (pending individual venues’ licenses)

Full lineup: A Love Supreme // Arne Blackman // Black Rainbow // Cheatahs DJs // Clancy //  The Detachments // Dignan Porch // Dollop DJs // Feeding Time DJs // Filthy Few // Graffiti Island // Greco Roman Soundsystem // Hackney Colliery Band // Horrors DJs // Living In a Disco DJs // Magnets // Matty J // Nadia Ksaiba // Ronojoy Dam // Rory Phillips // Sexbeat // Simon A. Carr // Soft Rocks // Sound Of Rum // Speakers’ Corner Quintet // Spectral Empire // Spin Spin the Dog // Tayo // Thomas Bullock (Rub ‘n’ Tug) // Transparent DJs // Wet Paint DJs // Yuck

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