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PREVIEW: The 1-2-3-4 Festival 2016

When: 3rd September 2016
Where: Three Mills Island, London

This September, The 1-2-3-4 Festival returns after a short hiatus and they have moved to a new home at Three Mills Island in London’s Bow area.  Surrounded by rivers, the new site boasts a festival-sized main stage, big top stages and a special pit specifically for new bands, where the audience can completely surround the groups.

Headlining the one-day event are psych-rock legends The Jesus and Mary Chain, playing their only festival headline set of the summer.  Maintaining the psychedelic theme, Londoners TOY are also on the bill while Gang of Four bring their cult post-punk to Bow.  Former member of experimental post-punks SCUM, Thomas Cohen will be playing tracks from his acclaimed debut album.  Bringing a touch of Krautrock to the day are Anglo-Welsh art-rock group Telegram, while surf-psych trio The Wytches are set to play tunes from their upcoming new LP.

A host of rising bands are also set to take on the festival.  Stroud punks Milk Teeth, fiery old-school duo Nova Twins and C86 lovers PINS will undoubtedly all provide exhilarating sets.  Frenetic rock ‘n’ rollers Virgin Kids, hotly-tipped Australian indie act Teenage Mothers and enigmatic singer-songwriter Saint Leonard’s Horses are also set to be highlights.

Festival partner Rob Hallett says:  “We’re excited to be working with Sean Mclusky on bringing back the legendary 1-2-3-4 Festival to London, combining exciting emerging acts with established favourites is a recipe completely in keeping with the ethos of Robomagic.”  A celebration of all things DIY, the return of this yearly London institution is very welcome.

To see the full line-up and buy tickets for the event, visit The 1-2-3-4 website.

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