East London's LAND OF KINGS festival returns for a sixth year on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May, for sixteen hours of forward-leaning music, art, food and film.
Spanning key East London venues including The Alibi, The Nest and Birthdays, Arcola Theatre, subterranean labyrinth the Bunker, Dalston Roof Park, hidden oasis Eastern Curve Garden, plus Rio Cinema, back-street live den Servant Jazz Quarters, and Total Refreshment Centre.
Some of the live music offerings include Nathan Fake, Waze & Odyssey, Young Turks’ Koreless, BBC6 Music-tipped NZCA Lines and duo Wyles & Simpson to name a few.
As well as mask-clad producer Brolin; dark nostalgic pop siren Chloe Black, seamless indie troupe Flyte and singer-songwriter Esther Joy Lane.
Making its first festival outing, Grime Karaoke invites wannabe wordsmiths to step up to the mic. Before punters can realise their dreams as latter-day rap stars, prolific US producer Lex Luger – credited with the creation of trap and a hit list that includes Rick Ross and Kanye, makes a rare UK appearance.
Arts and Interactive programme invites revelers to veer off the main drag and into the fringes of Kingsland’s cultural curiosities. Be it Death Drawing with Art Macabre, backstreet cinematic happenings courtesy of Lost Picture Show, midnight shorts at the Rio Cinema presented by the London Short Film Festival, LAND OF KINGS sprawls 15 spaces within walking distance. Masters of camp irreverence Gideon Reeling preside over their hub for late night antics “Land of Queens” and, new for 2015, “Royal Thoughts”, a salon of talks, interviews and ideas, holds court at Arcola Theatre. Clever futurists Let’s Be Brief bring their creative forum to the fold, as does the East End’s answer to the WI, Dalston Darlings.
Bugged Out are holding the after party till 6am at Oval Space. You can purchase tickets for a bargainous £25 at http://landofkings.co.uk/