THE1234 Festival have announce the second wave of acts for its 2011 edition on 9 July. Joining the jam-packed and diverse bill of talent are Danish duo The Ravonettes, electroclash pioneers Black Strobe, as well as Rainbow Arabia, Two Wounded Birds, Sound of Rum and many more.
Taking place in the heart of Shoreditch, THE1234 Festival is the definitive independent London music festival, energetically showcasing up and coming acts alongside more established cult talent, engaging with the local creative community, and embodying the innovators and agenda-setters who have remained loyal to the festival since its beginnings in 2007.
Founded by Sean McLusky, one of London’s most radical and influential promoters, this year’s event continues in the tradition of catching bands on the tipping point and putting them on stage, with an emphasis on raw creative talent and fresh energy, as opposed to the usual suspects doing the summer rounds.
This year is as diverse and challenging as ever, with main support coming from The Ravonettes, who are bringing their intense live act to Shoreditch Park. They released their fifth album, ‘Raven in the Grave’ on April 4, the follow up to their 2009 album ‘In And Out of Control.’ They will be joined by Black Lips who will be playing some of their much-loved material as well as showcasing tracks from their sixth album, ‘Arabia Mountain’, produced by the prolific Mark Ronson and released on June 6th.
Alongside these established acts will be a plethora of emerging artists including exciting electronic acts Becoming Real and rising bands Electricity In Our Homes and Rainbow Arabia. The bill also boasts a performance by one of the most exciting and hyped bands of 2011- enigmatic Manchester act Christian Aids, recently tipped as the Guardian’s New Band of the Day.
THE1234 festival is also excited to announce an exclusive performance from New York no wave icon and post-punk pioneer Lydia Lunch, with James Johnston and Ian White. She is one of the most influential and controversial artists of the last three decades, and is a highly anticipated addition to THE1234 festival lineup. She is joined by The King Blues and their unique, politicised sound, and Damo Suzuki, the lead singer of seminal 70s Kraut Rock band, CAN.
Early bird tickets have sold out, but advance tickets are still on sale priced at £22.50.
“ We are not interested in booking agents and record label schedules, we are interested in the sheer audacity and bluster of the Rock n’ Roll Beast “ (Sean McLusky, Founder and Director)
FULL LINE – UP
BLACK LIPS * THE RAVONETTES* LYDIA LUNCH*
* THE KING BLUES * DAMO SUZUKI * THE CHAPMAN FAMILY *
BLACK STROBE * AUTOKRATZ *
BECOMING REAL * THE MIRACLES CLUB * ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES * RAINBOW ARABIA * GOB SAUSAGE * CHAPTER SWEETHEART * TWO WOUNDED BIRDS * CHRISTIAN AIDS* SOUND OF RUM * NITEWRECKAGE * PEEPHOLES * DAM MANTLE * FAIR OHS * SEX BEET * ECHO LAKE * CLOUT! * TOY * RAYOGRAPHS * JOE & WILL ASK * NT89 * 10 RAPID * POLEN * PETE CARVELL * KEZOKICHI * PATENT SAINTS * PET SCENES * TWR72 * NOVELLA * WARM BRAINS * WE//ARE//ANIMAL * PROPER ORNAMENTS * SECOND HEAD * DISASTRONAUT * GAVIN BENNETT * THE LITTLE BLEEDERS * LASERS FROM ATLANTIS * HOLD KISS KILL * VTM * HIND EAR * HUMAN HAIR * NO CARS * RUBICS * ADVERT * BLOOD MUSIC * COVERGIRL * WEIRD DREAMS * 5 SECONDS EXPOSURE * LOVE VIDEO
The1234 Festival takes place on Saturday 9 July 2011 in Shoreditch Park.
Tickets are priced at £22.50 and available from See Tickets and We Got Tickets.
Previous editions of THE1234 Festival have seen performances from Florence and the Machine, Lightspeed Champion, Har Mar Superstar with Fab Moretti from The Strokes, The Whip, These New Puritans, Wavves, Fucked Up, Bobbie Gillespie, Dum Dum Girls, Peter Hook, S.C.U.M, Crystal Fighters, The Rakes, Patrick Wolf, Rolo Tomassi, Subway Sect and Toddla T.