Popfest, Day 4: What’s happening today

February 27, 2011

The Lexington
Downstairs 1-2pm: pop quiz!
Upstairs: doors 3:30pm, first band on stage 4pm

14 Iced Bears
Girls Names
The Notes

DJs: Hangover Lounge

The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB | website | map | transport: Angel / Kings Cross tube stations or Kings Cross / St Pancras rail stations

Popfest, Day 3: What’s happening today

February 26, 2011

100 Club – doors 3pm, first band on stage 4pm – then after the bands, dancing until 2am!

The Monochrome Set
Help Stamp Out Loneliness
Eux Autres
The Felt Tips
Evans the Death
The History of Apple Pie

DJs: Sumire, Paul (Scared to Dance)

100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL | website | map | transport: Tottenham Court Road / Oxford Circus tube stations

Popfest, Day 2: What’s happening today

February 25, 2011

The Miller – afternoon gathering from 1pm, films start at 2:30pm. Free for all!
The Lucksmiths – Darkening Doorways
Strange Powers – Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields

The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London SE1 3SS | website | map | transport: London Bridge/Borough tube stations

Brixton Windmill – doors 7:30pm, first band on stage 8pm, then after the bands, dancing until late!

The Andersen Tapes
The X-ing School
Town Bike

DJs: Roque (Cloudberry Records), Marianthi and Ian (Spiral Scratch), Sean (Fortuna Pop!)

Brixton Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ | website | map | transport: Brixton tube station/Brixton train station

Popfest starts today!

February 24, 2011

Printable Popfest 2011 programme

February 23, 2011

Sorry we are late with this! It’s a PDF to give you quick ideas about what to do on each day around the areas where popfest takes place as well as a handy guide to the popfest itself: Popfest Programme 2011 (printable)

See you all tomorrow!

Slightly updated schedule

February 22, 2011

Hello everyone. Just to let you know, there’s been a couple of small changes in the schedule, with Thursday and Saturday starting slightly earlier. Please have a look on this page for more accurate timings.

We hope you’ve all been enjoying the Popfest 2011 sampler!

Popfest 2011 compilation

February 21, 2011

It’s Popfest week! To celebrate, here is this year’s Popfest sampler: http://www.mediafire.com/?olka6q266z6a6km. Feel free to download and pass around! Many thanks to all the bands that offered songs for it. Can’t wait to see you all on Thursday.

We have also arranged a mixtape/cd swap for Saturday. Drop your mix in the bag next to merch table at the all-dayer and pick a random one up after Bearsuit’s set.

Final schedule!

February 16, 2011

Dear popfesters, the final schedule is now online. Rejoice! Please click here to see it and don’t forget to visit the venues and info page as well, for maps, addresses and whatever else you might need.

Tickets for Thursday and Sunday are still available (just) so please make your way to the tickets page for more information.

Bands! Films! Popfest’s on its way

February 10, 2011

It’s Popfest month! We are very very excited. The latest band we can announce is Girls Names, who are playing on the Sunday (with 14 Iced Bears, The Notes and Youngfuck), making that early show noisy, delirious and beautiful. Hope you can all make it. If you haven’t got a Popfest pass, there are still some tickets left for the Sunday at £6.50:  http://www.wegottickets.com/f/2189

Four-day Popfest passes are all sold out, sorry.

Also, we are delighted to announce this year’s Friday afternoon films. The venue this time is The Miller, a pub/venue near London Bridge station. Map here. The films are:

The Lucksmiths: Darkening Doorways: a documentary exploring the band’s final months and presents an intimate view of The Lucksmiths in rehearsal, in the recording studio and throughout their farewell tour. (25 mins)

Strange PowersStephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields: a feature documentary directed by Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara which was ten years in the making. It is an intimate documentary portrait of songwriter Stephin Merritt and his band the Magnetic Fields, exploring Merritt’s songwriting and recording process, and focusing on his relationships with his bandmates and longtime manager Claudia Gonson, revealing an artist who has produced one of the most engaging and confounding bodies of work in the contemporary American songbook. (82 mins)

A full Popfest schedule with times and will posted on here very soon. We’ll also announce the dj slots in the next few days. Please keep checking!


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