Popfest 2012 compilation

February 22, 2012

As ever, our free downloadable compilation is ready. It’s brilliant, you have to hear it!

Popfest 2012 compilation

Woohoo! See you all tomorrow!


Popfest starts tomorrow!

February 22, 2012

Exciting times!

Here is our traditional printable programme, in which you can find full door and stage times: Popfest programme 2012

Please note the door times for Saturday (3pm) and Sunday (12pm for the quiz and 3pm for the popshow).

Here are also the details for the FREE film afternoon on Friday:

Friday 24th February, 12 noon – 5pm


Roxy Bar And Screen
128-132 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB
(Next to Sainsbury’s)

Tel: 020 7407 4057

  • Borough Tube (Northern Line) – out of station, turn left, walk up Borough High Street
  • London Bridge (Rail, Northern, Jubilee Line) out of station via Borough High Street exit, walk down
  • Buses 21, 35, 40, 133 and 343 pass our front door


London Popfest is super excited to announce this year’s film programme, a short directed by Hillfield’s bassist Grant Wilkinson featuring the music of The Clientele, followed by our main feature, an exclusive showing of the Jim Burn’s incredible feature length documentary about the BMX Bandits, with a Q&A with the director himself.


(2006, dir: Nikos Dayandas, Grant Wilkinson)
‘C’ is a twist through a dream world. From the city, through a fairground and a forest, to the sea, ‘C’ is an exploration of what it is like to look at the world through a viewfinder for the first time, old memories captured through a new way of seeing. The film was shot on colour and B and W Super 8, and has been scored by The Clientele.


Serious Drugs – A Film About BMX Bandits
(2011, dir. Jim Burns)
There is something special about BMX Bandits. Something special about their music and something special about being a member of the band. This film will help you understand what it means to be a BMX Bandit. When first-time filmmaker Jim Burns was deeply depressed he found hope in the playful, tender, and joyous music of melodic Scottish Indie-pop band BMX Bandits. Shot and produced over a period of four years, Burns’ debut documentary film frames an affectionate portrait of BMX Bandits founder Duglas Stewart and his musical mission to quietly save the world – and himself – one song at a time.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6G44uRcdk


Final line-up!

February 14, 2012

Popfest is next week! Where does time go?

Here is the final line-up:


Bull & Gate

MJ Hibbett
One Happy Island (USA)
The School
Cats on Fire


The Grosvenor

The Give It Ups
The Sock Puppets
Tunabunny (USA)

SATURDAY 25 FEB (all-dayer)

100 Club

The Hobbes Fanclub
The Proctors
Ace Bushy Striptease
This Many Boyfriends
Dignan Porch
Comet gain
Allo, Darlin’


The Lexington (afternoon gig)

Haiku Salut
Rosie Taylor Project
The Just Joans


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