29 October, 2015

Community Festival 2015 Preview

On the 3/4/5th November this year Community Festival will be taking over East London- 11 venues in Hoxton and Shoreditch provide the backdrop for some of the best new artists according to the UK’s most reliable tastemakers.

The Magic Gang - Playing at Red Gallery on 5th November

‘Seasoned veterans’, in underground terms, like The Magic Gang and Nothing But Thieves, feature, along with hyped newcomers like The Japanese House or Rat Boy. Lianne La Havas is invited along by Latitude Festival, Alex Vargas by BBC Introducing, Clean Cut Kid by DIY Mag and Day Wave by London In Stereo. Both the names of the above acts and the profiles curating the stages are enough to get any self-respecting new music aficionado giddy, and that only scratches the surface of what’s on offer. Alongside the aforementioned match-ups, and plenty more besides, there are also ‘In the 
Community’ shows which focus on giving a platform for the most interesting local artists, and venues for that matter, to thrive.

Lianne La Havas - playing at Village Underground on 3rd November

Over 3 days Community London aims to bring an atmosphere to a corner of the capital that has no doubt been synonymous with counter-cultural blossoming, but has perhaps lost some of it’s ‘edge’ in recent times. The sheer quality of the line-ups and credibility of those involved in this project mean that if you share even a passing interest in emerging music, you really ought to be heading east on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week.