Some of the most buzzing, home grown talent are playing ArtBeat Festival in New Cross on the weekend of 2nd-3rd April. An Expo meets Music Networking Social with the entire highly recommended, favourably reviewed and widely tipped.
Dedwardians, Deux Furieuses, Blindness, Feral Five, Spears, Mourning Birds, Enne, Eyelid Movies, Jean Genie’s Massive Hugs, Anita Maj and Bubbles are a fusion of garage rock, electro, soul, punk, beats, blues, disco, folk and alternative pop. More artists to announce, and DJ Disco MarkY is one of London’s best known faces at the not-to-miss gigs.
In the spirit of Uniqulture, its an austerity-beating £5 for an advance weekend ticket (or only £15 on the door/£8 daily) from http://wegottickets.com/f/9737
Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY
Open from mid day. Live music from 3pm Saturday 2nd April (with an after party until 3am) and 2pm Sunday (ends 11pm).
Curated by female fronted (Rocklands, Panda Power, Kitmonsters, Playhard) organisers turning things on their head in the New Music Industry, the artists on the bill are all ones not only to Watch, but also to Hear.
A chapter of the music movement picture story, TheZineUK, will be created in multi media between End Of The Trail Records showcase (1st April) and #ArtBeatFest as Amersham Arms is a community hub of the next arts industries.
As an Expo, not only are bookers, scouts, bloggers invited to support and connect with the artists, but the entire audience invited to be involved. There will be poetry, photography, filming and reviewing/interviewing happening simultaneously as art is displayed and visuals are screened.
This is also a chance to be in the forthcoming book by music journalist, Chris Henniker. ‘Old Kent Road To The World’ is due in 2017. He will be in attendance gathering anecdotes from the South London music scenes and anti-scenes. One of the UK’s most vibrant hives of activity.