More bands announced: White Town and Plouf!

January 21, 2010

So, first off, the Sunday line-up is now complete with the addition of one-man-band extraordinaire, White Town. Yes, so you might remember them from their 1997 No.1 ‘Your Woman’ – but Jyoti Mishra isn’t all about that, you know. He’s written some rather wonderful indiepop songs and has charmed and delighted audiences in Sweden (particularly) in the last few years. We are ever so happy he’s agreed to play!

The complete line-up for Sunday is now on the bands+schedule page and it looks awesome. Tickets are limited for this and you can buy them for only £6 here (unless, of course, you have a popfest pass).

As for Saturday, the mighty mighty Plouf! (albeit version 2.0) have been added to the line-up of our all-dayer. They are now a duo consisting of tonieee (formerly of Velodrome 2000 and The Parallelograms – can you tell that it’s the same person behind all these websites…?) and Elodie, and this is going to be their first show as v.2.0 which is rather exciting. Plouf!

We’re nearly there. I could do with a drink now.

Popfest DJs! *updated*

January 19, 2010

Here is who will be dj-ing at London Popfest this year:

Thursday 25th at Cafe Oto: Camila (WeePop!)

Friday 26th at the Buffalo Bar: Daniel (So Tough So Cute!/Baby Honey), Karin (Cosy Recordings, Sweden), Sean (Fortuna Pop!)

Saturday 27th at 100 Club: Roque (Cloudberry Records, US), Pierre (Don’t Tell Me That, Sweden), Katey, Marianthi and Ian (Spiral Scratch), Ian (How Does It Feel to be Loved?)

Sunday 28th at the Lexington: John, Tim and Ben (The Hangover Lounge) downstairs, and Clare (Sarah Records) upstairs


Another Sunday band announced: Humousexual!

January 15, 2010

Rejoice! Humousexual are to play the Sunday of the Popfest, along with Horse Shoes and Leaving Mornington Crescent (and one more to be announced). We love this band: they are London’s answer to Rough Bunnies and the Receptionists, only with boys. They are one of our most precious hidden gems but, in this case, it’ll be a brilliant day when everyone discovers them. You can listen to pretty much everything they’ve ever released on this here website. Awesome.

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are limited and are going very fast, so if you haven’t got a popfest pass, please buy them here:

Visit this page for the latest line-up and schedule!

Bands (Horse Shoes! Leaving Mornington Crescent!) and tickets for Popfest Sunday

January 12, 2010

Sunday Sunday Sunday! Sorry it took us a bit longer than usual to announce the details for Sunday. We had some technical difficulties, yeah.

So anyway, great great news: there will four bands playing on the last day of the popfest (28 Feb) at the Lexington and we can confirm two of them today. It will be the amazing Field Mice obsessives Horse Shoes from New York (they had their debut EP out last year on Shelflife and it’s beautiful – Jacob from the band also plays in The Drums) and Sweden’s new indiepop wonder boy/girl duo Leaving Mornington Crescent. Yay!

The Sunday show will be an early one. Doors upstairs at the Lexington will be at 3pm (there will be stuff happening downstairs earlier as well!) and it will all have finished by 7pm. A nice and easy end to a long week of pop!

Tickets for this show are now available for £6 from: If you haven’t got a popfest pass, please get yours soon because the availability is limited!

Updated line-up

January 11, 2010

Here is an updated schedule for the popfest then. We should be able to confirm all the remaining bands in the next few days. Hooray! Thanks for being patient with us.

Thursday 25 Feb – Cafe Oto [popfest pass-holders only – might be very few tickets on the door]
Rose Melberg
Withered Hand
The Pines
Rob Price (Airport Girl)

Friday 26 Feb – The Buffalo Bar [popfest pass-holders only]
The Just Joans
The Garlands
The Sunny Street

Saturday 27 Feb – 100 club (all-dayer) [tickets]
Allo Darlin’
Soda Fountain Rag
Standard Fare
Red Shoe Diaries
+ 2 more to be announced

Sunday 28 Feb – Lexington (early show – doors at 3pm) [ticket details soon!]
Leaving Mornington Crescent
+3 to be announced very soon, along with ticket information

There’ll also be a screening at the Roxy Cinema on Friday afternoon, like last year. More about that very soon!

Band announced: Soda Fountain Rag!

January 11, 2010

We are really excited to announce that Norway’s loveliest indiepop band, Soda Fountain Rag, will be playing the London Popfest all-dayer on Saturday 27 February. Woohoo! Ragnhild Hogstad Jordahl’s stand-up singing-and-drumming is legendary. Check this out:

Tickets for the all-dayer cost £12 can be found here:

Popfest passes sold out

January 8, 2010

Popfest passes are now sold out. Sorry!

You can buy tickets for the popfest all-dayer on Saturday 27 February 2010 (with Ballboy, Dorotea, Shrag, Standard Fare, Allo Darlin’ and more!) from here: They are £12 (or £14 on the door, if there are any left by then)

We’ll soon let you know about the early-start show on Sunday 28 February and there will be individual tickets available for that too. Please keep checking back!

Also, we’ve now updated the venue information with maps and transport details for every day. There’ll be more added there soon:


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