PREVIEW: LAND OF KINGS

Land of Kings are taking over Dalston this Bank Holiday, lifting spirits across the realm with sunshine, music and arts. 

Starting off proceedings will be Castle Stage, presented in association with Desperados. New to 2013, Abbot streets car parks are to house covered arena pops up featuring live music and DJs from 2pm. All linked in with surrounding venues Thames House, Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Roof Park, Café Oto and Arcola Tent, this’ll be your hub for the start of an awesome part-indoor, part-outdoor festival right off Dalston Junction.

Topping the line up sees 10-piece psychedelic ensemble Chrome Hoof, dubstep-meets-garage Dark Sky, ethereal dream wavers Paradise, sleekly futuristic rockers PTV, Portico Quartet spin-off Circle Traps, ex-metronomy man Gabriel Stebbing (aka Night Works), on-to-watch Clancy and Hackney Based indie imprints Public Information and Petit Records.

Alongside the cream of Hackney’s music scenes, vinyle diggers can dive into the buy-and-play record fair Vortex Vinyl Vernacular from 12-6pm in Gillet Square, boozey loungers can relax at the cocktail den accompanied with live folk from The Nest Collective, Arcola’s Big Top Tent hosts a menu of Musical Bingo and Gideon Reeling and on Dalston Roof park the Lost Picture show present their “Film Soundtrack Karaoke”.

If you think it sounds as awesome as we do, head over here for information and tickets.

Sunday 5th May 2013 // 14:00 – 05:00 // Dalston, London // Over 18s only


Words: Mary Howell