24th May 2013
Illustration by Errol Rainey
Bank Holiday Part II
Holy moly! Is it bank holiday again already? Well as luck would have it, there’s plenty going on this weekend, from Field Day taking over Victoria Park (we did a little who to see article back on Monday) to a vast array of gigs, markets, clubs and parties that are all vying for your attention. We’ve boiled it down to ten key events if that helps.
Not content with just taking over Victoria Park this Saturday, The Field Day crew are also commandeering the Shacklewell Arms to present three days of partying. It kicks off tonight with Worcester power popsters Virals and Aussie psychonauts Dark Belles.
Over in XOYO meanwhile, Machinedrum, a US IDM producer and master of ear-smashing bass, drops by Old Street to party with local kids Dark Star and Maribou State.
Glossing over Field Day, if you’re looking nautically-themed craziness then Shore Leave will be having their monthly jaunt down at the George Tavern. With live music from Lazarus and the Plane Crash and undiluted sexiness of long time resident Trixie Malicious. Expect bone rattling rockabilly, jazz and sea shanties.
If laughs are more your thing, then the Soho Theatre is presenting comedy veteran, nasal spray addict and Nick Ferrari enthusiast Brian Gittins in all of his bespectacled glory.
Let's Finish off the bank holiday weekend first. Sunday sees Kew Garden’s transformed into what is in effect the world’s biggest theme restaurant as part of the IncrEdibles exhibit, while over in Bethnal Green, Secretsundaze will be throwing their second big event of the summer at the new Oval Space.
After all the excitement of the long weekend, Bank Holiday Monday is more about chilling. However if you do end up feeling like you can party a bit more, Canterbury rockers Delta Sleep are playing the Old Blue Last, while hip hop men of the moment Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are down at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Looking a bit further ahead and things are showing no signs of slowing down, with ATP presenting the excellent Widowspeak at Cargo on Tuesday and brilliant new Declan Greene play Moth kicking off at the Bush theatre on Wednesday.
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