Saturday, 7 March 2009

All the King's Horses

It's officially festie time. Time to start planning which festival promoter's pockets to line and how far you're willing to travel for the ultimate weekend of musical joy and fuckery.

What would be amazing would be a festival that's right on your doorstep, has loads of cool acts from the local area, in venues up and down one street and costs just over a tenner a night.....Oh, we're in luck you say?

Land of Kings is a brand new music festival taking place in Dalston on the 16th and 17th April. Basically think a street worth of incredible house parties taking place along the Kingsland Rd in all the little basement bashment bars, little cafes and other hot spots. Camden Crawl? Nah, more like Dalston dance-off.

I'll be getting my dancing shoes on for Greco Roman, Allez Allez, Nathan Fake, Todd Hart, New Family and Skill Wizard, who're some of the first names released for the line-up.

It's also the return of Make It Stop, Mum! as we're hooking up with Filthy Few to put on a 'All The Kings Horses' night as part of the festival. Think DJ sets from New Young Pony club (synergy, yeah?) and us, bales of hay, nosebags, rosettes, jodhpurs, whips and plenty of cracking tunes to get you neigh-ing for more.

You need to buy tickets here , one night wristband will give you entry to more than 10 clubs for £12 and a two night wristband for double the pleasure will be £20. Or early birds can get both nights for £15 if you buy, like, this instant.

And you don't have to camp. AFFIRMATIVE.

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