The Land of Kings is returning to Dalston for its fourth year of East End partying this bank holiday weekend. Over the past few years, the festival has earned some princely renown for its musical mania, arty action, exceptional burger-wagons and, er, live hermit crab racing and this year’s showcase will, once again, hijack some of Dalston’s best basement clubs, loft galleries and art spaces for another jamboree. From Brownswood to Moshi Moshi, there are a host of fine local curators laying on musical showcases at 15 different venues including Mercury-winning Speech Debelle, the Eglo Live Band, folk twosome Slow Club, as well as the hotly tipped Great Waves, Toy and Night Angles. There will be a whole load of late-night parties and more arts happenings than ever: the illusive Stoke Newington International Airport are putting on an intimate concept night, ‘Live Art Speed Date’; London Fields Radio will be setting up an onsite studio at the Print House Gallery; The Austerity Games are doing all manner of weird shit in a post-war bunker underneath the main drag. Expect anything from UV ping-pong to a shamanic drum ensemble. Will Davenport
For info, see landofkings.co.uk.
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