Preview: Land of Kings

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Preview: Land of Kings

Land of Kings

Dalston gets the royal treatment on Friday 23rd April, as Land of Kings returns to bring alternative music and mayhem to the masses. Well, perhaps not the masses - but certainly the lucky few people who can still get tickets.

Land of Kings is Dalston’s annual wristband festival. You don’t need a tent or wellies - it’s not that kind of festival. This is a one-day event where a single wrist band will give you access to music and art performances in Dalston’s most alternative venues; including a UV interactive exhibition in an underground World War II bunker and theatrical synchronised swimming at the Arcola Theatre.

The final programme will only be distributed on the night. What we do know, however, is that the evening will include musical performances from Gideon Reeling and Yuck, as well as DJ sets by electro-pop princess Little Boots, DJ legend Bill Brewster, disco duo Lovers & Gamblers, and kings of the mix tape, The Horrors DJs.

If all this sounds like too much for your ears - The Rebel Dining Society are mounting a Royal Feast for your belly as part of the event. In a secret location, diners will be treated to a starter of seared scallops with cumin velouté, roast venison for main course, and a towering chocolate crown courtesy of the Curious Confectioner for dessert.

Londonist has 3 pairs of standard Land of Kings tickets to give away: send an email to with ‘Land of Kings’ in the title and three lucky winners will be picked at random. Otherwise tickets are on sale now from £12, or £30 to include the feast.

Lisa Harris

Last Updated 16 April 2010