Give us the means to see an absurd number of bands in one night and Londonist is there. This Thursday, Stag and Dagger is taking over the East End in what has lovingly been dubbed "Shoreditch Crawl". In the tradition of other London neighbourhood-based music fests, Stag and Dagger will have roughly 100 bands playing at 15 venues around Shoreditch (except for the Slaughtered Lamb, which is comparatively remote, though is probably the least likely to have a queue) between 6pm and midnight. While the big drawing point for the evening is going to be live acts, there will also be a bunch of DJs, art shows, and film screenings. Tickets are still available at £14; like similar festivals you’ll get a wristband that gets you access and a schedule of events. Unfortunately, S&G are keeping mum on who’s playing where and when until Thursday, but if you check out venue and band websites, some have revealed more details. Full line-up below, including some of our picks.
Line-up: 1990s / A-Trak / Allez Allez DJs / Atlas Sound / Archie Bronson Outfit / Bang Gang / Baseball Furies / Beef Warehouse DJs / British Males DJs / Bumblebeez / Burga Sauce DJs / Curfew / Cadence Weapon / Casper C / Cheeky Cheeky and the Nose Bleeds / Chik Budo / Christopher D Ashley / Ciara Haidar / Cold As Ice / Collapsing Cities / Crispin Dior / C90s / Das Pop / Dead Kids / Duke Spirit / Diplo / Drums of Death / Duchess Says / Edward J Hicks / DJ Elles / Example / DSL / DJ Falcon / Filthy Dukes / George Lamb and Marc Hughes / Glimmers / Greco Roman Soundsystem / Golden Dogs / Hot Chip DJs / Harmonic 313 / Jill Barber / Jimmy Edgar / Jonathan Jeremiah / Joy Formidable / Kid Harpoon / Keyboard Choir / Little Boots / Let's Bitter Cinema / Leon Jean Marie / Lord Auch / Lost In Paris DJs / Lovvers / Martye Decked Out / Magic Wands / Michachu / Mira Calix / Moshi Moshi DJs / Munch Munch / My Ex Boyfriend Records / Natty / Octopus Project / Ok Tokyo / The Oscillation / Personality Crisis / Playdead / Piers Martin / Pivot / Primary 1 / Pure Groove DJs / Pure Filth / Quiet Village / Rod Thomas / Real Ones / Blue Rose Code / Semifinalists / Skull Juice / The Strange Death of Liberal England / Show Your Bones / Sister / Simon Rigg / Shitting Fists / Smoke Fairies / SebastiAn / Steroid Abuse DJs / Stopmakingme / Ed Banger Records Party / Telepathe / The Cocknbullkid / The Blisters / The Displacements / Thieves Like Us / The Mike Strutter Group / The Mouth / The Moon Music Orchestra / The Shoes / The XX Are Fun / Tubelord / Times New Viking / Turbowolf / White Fang DJs / FAFI / Amandine / Busy P / Magistrates
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