Over the next two months the NFT are presenting Access All Areas, a veritable phantasmogoria of rock docs and concert films running between the 2nd June and 30th July. As they say:
We can't offer you over-priced beer or appalling toilet facilities, but if you want rock 'n' roll circus, the NFT will be providing the essential festival experience of the summer!
It's been a while since we were last in the NFT bar so we're not sure if we can clarify the over-priced beer comment. And we know the restaurant is nowhere near the same as grabbing a botulism burrito from a van in a puddle.
The full lineup is here, and the timetable here - seasoned festival goers will know how important it is to have both to avoid clashes. From Motown to metal, pop to punk, it's almost all here and such is the plethora of delights available we're hard pressed to pick out a few favourites, so fine are they all.
However, the closing night's live relay of Sigur Ros in Iceland; Jonathan Demme being interviewed about his work with a post aneurysm Neil Young on Heart Of Gold - also screened; not to mention Jim Jarmusch's rarely seen Year Of The Horse; Penelope Sheeris' Decline of Western Civilisation trilogy and the UK premiere of the Beastie Boys' fan filmed: Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot That are all worthy of mention. But just in case you love hip hop, The Stones, Metallica, The Flaming Lips, Dylan, The Dandy Warhols, The Kinks, Kate Bush, The Specials, The Clash, The Who, Elvis, Sonic Youth, Carol King, grime, Bowie, grunge, The Grateful Dead or Prince, to name but a few, then don't worry, you won't miss out.
Tickets available from the NFT box office and as with all good festivals, book early as tickets are expected to go fast. But we always say that don't we.