Line-up /Ghostpoet dj set, Scritti Politti dj set, Caught By The River
The Waiting Room plays host to an exclusive pre-party for The Apple Cart festival in Victoria Park. Aiming to deliver a small taste of the diversity of the main event, we have brought together a very special DJ line-up for your delectation.
Ghostpoet | The Mercury nominated master of off-kilter rap and electronica plays a rare DJ set of contemporary house and bass music, alongside classic boogie and soul.
Scritti Politti | are one of pop's most enduring success stories. From their 80s purple patch that yielded hits like Wood Beez and Absolute to songs featuring Miles Davis and Mos Def through to their Mercury nominated 2006 album White Bread, Black Beer. Scritti are back with shows this year and new material and mainstay Green Gartside has also taken up Djing, his love of hip hop is well documented so expect plenty of that as well as everything from pop to dub step.
Robin Turner of the Caught By The River website and Heavenly Recordings warms up.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Apple Cart is back for its second year after a hugely successful launch last summer with a fun and colourful mix that goes beyond the music. Adopting a melting pot ethos, no other event in the capital has Turner prize winners, world class magicians and alt. cabaret stars sitting happily alongside arena-filling comedians and established music legends all on the same bill, on the same day.
The warm comments and feedback we received after last yearâ€™s event have been noted and this year we hope to deliver an even bigger and better Cart.
The music stages boast both current darlings of the folk/rock scene Noah and the Whale and Stornoway, hotly tipped newcomers Marques Toliver and Beth Jeans Houghton and maverick legends of pop Adam Ant and Kid Creole.
The comedy stage â€“ bigger this year after proving so popular in 2011 â€“ has Shappi Khorsandi and Josie Long at the helm; the cabaret is programmed by the artful theatrics of Rude Grrl; the magic tent is back to dazzle young and old featuring members of The Magic Circle and Venn St Market are putting together an even more mouth watering array of food (some people were seen going back for thirdsâ€¦). To get you dancing, after a trip to the real ale tent, Sean Rowley and Gilles Peterson return to man the decks as well as the popular solar powered Dig It Sound-system. Art Car Boot Fair also return with their fun and affordable approach to art (will they bring back the salacious Spanking Post?) all sold from the boots of classic cars and for the children Penguin books and Candlelit Matinee â€“ The House of Fairytales Film Theatre have been expanded to inspire young minds.
We hope you will return or join us for the first time on June 3rd. Itâ€™s the Diamond jubilee bank holiday weekend so weâ€™ve all got two days off afterwards!