2ManyDJs, Acyde, Alex Patchwork, Batty Bass, Brownswood, Charlie Dark, Clancy, Clash, Deboa, Dirty Hands, FunkinEven, Gang Colours, Ghostpoet, Girlcore, Hannah Holland, Hyponik, Idjut Boys, In Flagranti, Jahcoozi, Keaton, Mafro, Mama, Mums of Death, Nadia Ksaiba, Om Unit, One Man Destruction Show, Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand DJ), Ragga Twins, Ray Mang, Romy XX, Rory Phillips, Say Yes, Shut Up & Dance, Soul Jazz Soundsystem, Thomas Whitehead, The Shining, Soft Rocks, Vince Vella, Widows, Zara McFarlane
Land of Kings is Dalston's homegrown, 2-day music and arts festival. Back for its third year on 28th-29th April, Land of Kings marries together the area’s finest DJs, musicians, artists and collectives for an alternative knees-up to Kate ‘n’ Will’s nuptials. With wristband and map in hand, the festival once again takes revellers on a stomp around Dalston.
Backing up a roster of royally good music will be an ever-expanding arts programme, boasting special commissions and exhibits by some of the area’s finest. Hackney Film Festival curates a night of shorts whilst warehouse-theatre specialists Stoke Newington International Airport present a wedding-themed cabaret, including a Kate Middleton inspired striptease by international burlesque star Agent Lynch.
Peckish? Guests will be able to dine on a regal banquet laid on by a host of carefully selected concessions as well as special discounts in local Turkish restaurants for festival-goers. Or can stop off for brew in London Fields Radio’s pop-up studio/cafe.
The festival wristband will grant access to some of Dalston’s best-loved venues, including the RIO Cinema, Arcola Theatre, Vortex Jazz Club, The Alibi, The Nest and Moustache Bar alongside a host of secret hideaways to be found.