Halloween’s nonsense, really. Not just a Hallmark holiday, but one that peer pressures you to dress like a goth, as well as legitimising kids in sugary panhandling and borderline ASBO-worthy behaviour. But if you must celebrate it, you may as well do so in a tasteful manner at The Magpie’s Nest/The Wheel’s Halloween Music Fair, with a range of folk-inspired and psychedelic bands and DJs on Sunday 30 (2-11pm).
Eleven-piece chamber orchestra North Sea Radio Orchestra do surreal, cinematic folk with an indie-rock twist. Lulu and the Lampshades’ (below) lounge pop incorporates lampshades and typewriters alongside ukuleles and violins, Sweet Baboo (below) provide rustic, whimsical but never wet, folk and Krar Collective offer trancey Tinariwen-esque Ethiopian tuneage. Plus there’s a hog roast, tarot readings, a costumed sunset procession from Primrose Hill and Heavenly Records DJs. Talk about ghoul runnings.
For info, see wheelwheelwheel.co.uk.