The 1-2-3-4 music festival in Shoreditch 9th July
From www.the1234shoreditch.com and http://www.facebook.com/1234festival
Shoreditch Park, N1 6TA London, United Kingdom
Saturday 9th July 2011
THE1234SHOREDITCH is an outdoor music festival which takes place in Shoreditch Park, London borough of Hackney.
Now back for it’s fourth year, THE123 festival on Saturday 9th July in Shoreditch Park. An unforgiving bombastic shout for the new music epicureans.
Brought to you by legendary promoter Sean McLusky, THE1234 presents the best new underground music alongside inspirational international artists, set deep in the heart of London’s most creative and cultural quarter. THE1234 festival manifesto is to provide a platform for the best musical talents from East London and the best emerging talent from around the globe.
1ST WAVE OF ACTS FOR 2011:
BLACK LIPS // LYDIA LUNCH // THE KING BLUES // DAMO SUZUKI (CAN) // AUTOKRATZ // THE CHAPMAN FAMILY // BECOMING REAL // THE MIRACLES CLUB // ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES // CHAPTER SWEETHEART // CHRISTIAN AIDS // NIGHT WRECKAGE // GOB SAUSAGEPEEPHOLES// FAIR OHS // SEX BEET // ECHO LAKE // CLOUT // THE RAYOGRAPHS // SHADOW DANCER // SOUND OF RUM // NT89 // 10 RAPID // POLEN // PATENT SAINTS // PET SCENES // NOVELLA // WARM BRAINS // WE-ARE-ANIMAL // TOY
You can have a listen to the lineup over on spotify“
I went to this last year and this post most likely just documents my descent to a cantankerous old man, but I did not like it:
– the power/sound kept cutting out on one of the stages
– the programming was a bit wierd at times; one of the tents was all dance/techno acts and full of people pilling; then a vocal/guitar band came on and every single person in that tent left
– the tent with all the bands I wanted to see could hold about 40 people tops and was always too full to get into
– while traipsing away from a power cut in one tent to another tent that I couldn’t get into, I was serenaded by Peter Hook murdering his Joy Division legacy on the main stage. It was like a pub band featuring my dad singing out of key to songs of one of the most seminal and influential bands out there. And some people seemed to like it
– the queues for the loos were big and the people in them horrible
Field Day’s a much nicer affair all round for me.
Rant over =)