When: Bank Holiday Sunday, 3rd May
Where: various venues in Dalston, London
Tickets: £25 (+ bf), limited £30 tickets OTD
Between midday and 6am this May Bank Holiday Sunday, fifteen Dalston venues will be taken over by Land of Kings Festival 2015. From galleries and underground bunkers, to ocakbasi basements, car parks-cum-block parties and rooftop gigs, the E8 catchment area will be sprinkled with parties and showcases curated by Moshi Moshi, Tape Club, Bugged Out!, Kranbrother, Huntleys + Palmers, London Short Film Festival, Lost Picture Show, Wolf Music and many more.
The extensive lineup includes one of the brightest (and youngest) sparks in the UK’s electronic scene, Koreless, French disco duo Psychemagik, Cambria Instruments co-founder and modern-day pioneer of left field ambient electronic Nathan Fake, Glasgwegian label Huntleys + Palmers which is home to the infamous afrofuturist High Life parties and responsible for bringing us Auntie Flo, SOPHIE, and Alejandro Paz, signee of Erol Alkan’s Phantasy imprint and sound engineer for Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic LP Ghost Culture, the collaborative pair creating electronic music with a soul HVOB (Anna Müller and Paul Wallner), a special solo/AV set from Tom Vek, alt music legends Portico whose recent deal with Ninja Tune and newest LP Living Fields has reclaimed their stake at the top, one of several duos currently leading Britain’s recent deep house revival Waze & Odyssey, ‘indietronica’s favourite pairing The 2 Bears, Sri Lankan-born My Panda Shall Fly whose abstract electronica has become the toast of the blogosphere, just to name a few…
Alongside some amazing music, there will be art installations, interactive showcases and exclusive screenings provided by Bootyard Cinema, London Short Film Festival, Dalston Darlings, Gideon Reeling, The Nest Collective and more. Fingers crossed that the early May sunshine makes an appearance in East London, as it’s set to be a Bank Holiday like no other!