On Sunday 21st August Nudie Jeans teams up with SEXBEAT for the second year running to co-present RADFEST one-day music festival. SEXBEAT, an inaugural figure in London’s diy music scene over the last 4 years is renowned in the UK for unique live shows by acts like Ariel Pink, Fucked Up and Salem in a host of alternative venues ranging from hidden vaults to 17th century churches. Indie pop institution and Proper Mag heroes ‘The Wedding Present’ are this year’s special guest headliners and will be playing a ‘hit parade’ of material from early records George Best and Bizarro as well as some new numbers. Other live acts confirmed so far include Trash Talk, SCUM, Mazes, Shimmering Stars, Gross Magic, The History of Apple Pie, Mob Rules.
RADFEST 2011 will be taking place at The Bussey Building, Peckham; an old factory space which currently plays host to the Hannah Barry Gallery. RADFEST is one of many cultural projects popping up in Peckham over the summer and is another example of how South London is proving to be home to an emerging art and music scene.
Screen printer’s Poster Roast will be exhibiting their vast collection of posters as well as carrying out a live convention throughout the day allowing guests to go home with their own piece of affordable art. Set up in 2007 by Chris White and his wife, Poster Roast is a platform for artists in the UK to promote the ever-growing art form of screen-printed posters. ‘Kristina Records’ host a pop-up record store with hand picked gems from their shop on Kingsland Road. Zine Swap will be bringing their 300+ Tate Modern featured archive of fanzines for perusal and purchase. As with last year, there will be a free mix tape with original artwork featuring a song from each artist playing for the first 100 people to the show.
SEXBEAT: RADFEST in association with Nudie Jeans will be taking place at The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Road, Peckham SE15 4ST from 2pm-11pm. Advance tickets are £10 and available through www.wegottickets.com/sexbeat
Agreed, Shatner is a personal favourite.
George Best is one of the greatest LP’s ever made.