Arcadia London is an immersive festival, fusing monumental spectacle, high octane performance and thunderous bass into a spellbinding sensory experience. 👀 ☀️
Explore the festival as sun soaked bass rumbles across three stages, barbeques sizzle and cocktails flow.
Spider and show:
The 50 tonne Arcadia Spider is one of the world’s most iconic festival stages. Built from repurposed military hardware, it is the festival’s main arena and the epicenter of the all engulfing Metamorphosis show.
New reactor stage:
Dark from lunchtime, the brand new 360 degree Reactor is an intense, indoor arena that combines vivid geometric lasers, thrilling performance and slamming basslines.
Sunfall festival is brought to you by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. A festival of two halves: party together by day, go your own way by night… 🌝🌚
Village Underground: Mastermix.
Jackmaster / DJ Bone / Denis Sulta / Peggy Gou / Spencer / Jayda G
Head to West Handyside Canopy on the last weekend of every month for some serious stall browsing.
On the last weekend of every month, shop one-off pieces from designers, stock up on fresh produce directly from traders, and sample the best food around – all to the tune of live DJs and performances.
Real Food Festivals bring some of the country’s top-quality artisan food producers and street food to Canopy Market. You’ll find artisan bread, craft beer, coffee, cured meats, farmhouse cheeses, handmade sweets and desserts, delicious hot food and much more.
Conceived and created by the award-winning Wilderness Festival and Superfly – co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, two of America’s most prestigious festivals – Citadel is London’s brightest new festival; a refreshing one-dayer that aims to combine the finest music, food, theatre, arts and entertainment to reflect the cream of the city’s talent.
After a successful inaugural chapter in 2015, Citadel is back for 2016 with an impressive headliner in the form of acclaimed Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Rós. Indie label and promoters Communion and visionary tastemakers Soundcrash also return to curate their respective stages. Elsewhere, there’s speakers and debates at the Sunday Papers Live, the finest food at our long table feasts and street stalls, arts and crafts workshops, and even a Sports Day to indulge your competitive side…
Establishing themselves as an alternative destination in London’s Christmas roster, HYPER JAPAN is inviting budding Japanophiles to experience traditional and popular Japanese culture through food, drink, music, art, and much more.
Overwhelming your taste buds with a heavenly barrage of Japanese food and drink, you’ll find it hard to choose between the wide selection of Japanese street food. The prestigious Sushi Awards will also return for another thrilling installment, on top of our usual range of raw fishy treats freshly diced and prepared in the Eat-Japan food court.
Enjoy a huge variety of activities, shows and acts, including: cosplay events, gaming areas, art tables, family activities, Japanese musical entertainment and experts speaking about a range of cultural topics. There’ll be multiple stages around the venue hosting all manner of performances throughout the event!
Tokyu Hands is a Japanese store known for its wide range of cool, quirky stock, making them an excellent choice for gift shopping. A selection of items will be available for purchase, from high-quality Japanese takes on fairly normal items.
Japanese traditional handcrafted items, while always in high demand, tend to be difficult to purchase. With the “Traditional Culture Space ‘MIYABI’” gallery, you’ll be able to purchase directly from the artisans themselves, many of whom will be in attendance. In addition to these crafts, traditional stalwarts we all know and love such as kimonos, samurai swords and lacquer hair accessories will also be available.
Also jewellery a million or so “kawaii” things, t-shirts with your favorite characters… all available in a hundred different designs and many more colours! Japanese stationery, DVDs and CDs of your favorite Japanese movies and bands will also line the tables of many a vendor, as will comic books and recipe books.
Chilled Sake, meet Warmed Sake, because everybody needs a “warm-me-up”. That’s right, warmed sake is the only way to go this winter. It’s sake on a whole new level, and you will want to thank us when you get around to trying some. Sample some of the more popular products before buying them!
Japanese street fashion, “kawaii” has come to encompass the terms “cool,” “stylish,” and “lovely,” and is an all-purpose compliment about someone’s style or appearance. Kawaii ensembles will line up side-by-side with more traditional kimono. There’ll also be plenty of gorgeous outfits from UK designers who have been inspired by Japan’s unique aesthetics.
A special gallery devoted to a 200-strong collection of traditional handicrafts, Katsura Sunshine, a master rakugo comedian, an amazing experience where you can make your own woodblock print with the team behind Ukiyo-e Heroes, and the roving, all-female street ensemble Benten-ya! Each offers a unique glimpse into Japanese culture and the cumulative experience will have you excited to travel to Japan!
Twenty Something London has sunk its teeth into a bigger, better and beefier event for 2015, partnering with Red Stripe and The Paperworks to bring the city’s burger-mad the chance to consume an unacceptable amount of the capital’s best calibre burgers all under one roof.
Top 10 Burgers tested for the event include:
– 1st place: The Veni Moo, Wild Game Co.
– 2nd place: The Bacon Cheeseburger, Bleecker St.
– 3rd place: The Angry Grizzly, Stokey Bears
– 4th place: The Smokey Bandit, Hotbox
– 5th place: The Buffalo Bill, Street Kitchen
– 6th place: The Honest, Honest Burgers
– 7th place: The Green Chilli Cheese Burger, Dip n Flip
– 8th place: The El Chappo, Lucky Chip
– 9th place: The Boom Burger, Boom Burger
– 10th place: The Juice Bastard, Burger Craft
The list has received a shake-up from last year with old favourites Mother Flipper, Patty & Bun, Tommi’s, Hawksmoor and even last year’s number one, Flat Iron, falling off the edge. The crop of newcomers includes Spitalfields smokehouse Hotbox, Manhattan-inspired street food stall Bleecker St, pub-punter favourite Lucky Chip, Portobello road’s hidden Jamaican gem Boom Burger, and the third in Burger Bear Tom’s disco dens, Stokey Bears.
The Mayor’s Thames Festival is London’s largest free festival, showcasing the capital’s incredible creativity and bringing together people from all communities to celebrate the city and the River Thames.
Now in its 15th year, the festival will transform the banks of the River Thames on the 10th and 11th of September with music, dancing, street arts, river races, carnival, pyrotechnics, art installations, massed choirs, food and feasting. The festival culminates in an illuminated night carnival winding along the Thames and a magnificent fireworks display fired from the centre of the river.
Sunday highlights include
Lady Luck Jive Stage
Free BFI IMAX Screenings – Born to be wild @ 10:30
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Taking place on a leafy, tree-lined part of Victoria Park, The Apple Cart is a new boutique day out boasting everything from Mercury winning musicians, award garnering comedians, conjuring Magic Circle members, interactive art happenings, family friendly village fete fun plus gourmet food to feast on and real ale to sup.
The music line up features London pop legends Saint Etienne and Patrick Wolf, comedy rock superstar Tim Minchin, Bolton songsmith Badly Drawn Boy, erstwhile Beta Band singer Steve Mason, Jazzie B’s Soul II Soul, the summery pop of Magic Numbers and acclaimed folk of James Yorkston to name just a few. If magic and laughter is more your bag then you can head over to the Comedy Stage curated by Off The Kerb or if the totes are in tow have a family fun day checking out the activities in the village fete inspired kids area. An eclectic and exciting mix of music, arts, laughter, Art and Vintage boot sale, food, magic and so much more, there is something on offer for everyone at the east London newest festival.