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Dalston – that hotbed of hipster action – is dusting off its bunting and preparing for the second Land of Kings festival in May.
A fun and inventive gathering of top talent and like-minded people, Land of Kings is an underground music and arts festival which ramps the eternally fun East London neighbourhood’s atmosphere past 11.
Taking place in venues as varied as a circus tent, rooftop bar and a community garden, every inch of the area will be buzzing with music and whirring with other creative feats.
Proving that Dalston is well ahead of the curve when it comes to spotting musical talent, this two-day event provides the ideal opportunity to catch the bands of tomorrow before everyone else has cottoned onto them.
Highlights for 2012 include noisy post-punk trio Factory Floor and the hotly tipped shoegaze-psychedelic sounds of TOY.
Fun indie-funk band The Invisible are also set to return in support of their second album, much to the excitement of the music blogs who touted their debut LP in 2009.
To bolster the music, a programme of other creative activities has been planned, including Hackney Film Festival and the Literary Deathmatch, which sees four writers face off in front of a panel of judges.
With early bird two-day tickets only costing £20, we suggest you get your ironic roller-disco skates on and get booking.
Land of Kings Festival takes place at various Dalston venues from 4-5 May. For further information and tickets, visit the Land of Kings website.