Festival Alert: The Applecart Festival @ Victoria Park

Dave Newbury
By Dave Newbury Last edited 86 months ago
Festival Alert: The Applecart Festival @ Victoria Park

Billy Bragg, Noah and the Whale and Neneh Cherry are amongst the magical musical highlights at this summer’s Applecart Festival, which returns for its second year on 3 June at Victoria Park.

Brought  to us courtesy of those Field Day chaps, Applecart is a bespoke family-friendly day of kaleidoscopic playground fun and frivolities, including comedy and cabaret stages with appearances from Sean Walsh, Shappi Korsandi, and the best thing to come out of Oprington since the train to Brixton, Josie Long.

There will also be an art car-boot fair, candlelit matinee theatre performances, the wonderfully named The House of Fairy Tales Film Theatre, plus an array of top DJ entertainment, which this year includes Shaun Keaveny off of  the wireless' 6 Music station on the ones and twos.

Last year’s sublime event also included readings by authors, village fete games, a real-ale tent and a plethora of vintage fun to keep the kiddies entertained. Expect the same quality this time around.

There are still many more acts, DJs and artists to be announced, but the current line-up is:

  • Billy Bragg
  • Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts
  • Marcus Foster
  • Marques Toliver
  • Martin Creed
  • Neneh Cherry
  • Noah and the Whale
  • Penguin Café
  • Stornoway
  • Charlie Baker
  • Josie Long
  • Josh Widdecome
  • Shappi Khorsandi
  • Suzi Ruffell

Full details can be found at theapplecartfestival.com. Early birds tickets are £29.50 plus booking fee, under 14s through go free through see tickets. The Applecart Festival takes place 3 June, 2012 at Victoria Park, Hackney.

Last Updated 17 January 2012