Popfest latest!

January 2, 2013

Hello! Happy new year, all. Hope it’s a great one, this.

The latest news from London Popfest are good and bad. Shall we start with the bad? Bitchtape are no more and therefore not playing. Told you it was sad. But the good news is, the ever so brilliant Flowers have stepped in and are now playing instead of Bitchtape on the Friday. Hooray!

We have a couple more bands to announce but here is the schedule as it stands. Please see the tickets page for details on what types are available. There are only a few 3-day passes left so be quick if you want to be there on all three days, and especially if you want to make sure you are there on Friday as the venue is small and only 3-day pass holders are guaranteed entry.

We’ve also joined up with the lovely How Does It Feel To Be Loved? on the Friday night – the club is down the road from the Grosvenor and all popfest ticket holders will get reduced entry, so the fun can continue on the dancefloor. How ace is that?

Friday:
Young Romance
Burning Hearts
English Singles
Milky Wimpshake

Saturday (all-dayer):
Big Wave
The Garlands
The Tuts
Martha
September Girls
This Many Boyfriends
Speedmarket Avenue
+ TBC

Sunday (early show):

Hong Kong in the 60s
Flowers
The Orchids
+TBC


Speedmarket Avenue play London Popfest!

November 28, 2012

We are delighted to add the wonderful Speedmarket Avenue (Sweden) to the list of the bands playing next year’s popfest. Their next album is out now on Elefant Records and they’ve just played a great show with the Aislers Set in Stockholm. Exciting!


London Popfest 2013! It’s all happening!

November 23, 2012

We are very happy to announce the dates and some of the bands playing London Popfest 2013.

Next year’s event will take place over three days, Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March and the venues will be the Grosvenor (Friday), the 100 Club (Saturday) and the Lexington (Sunday).

Some amazing bands are joining us this year. We’ll be announcing more and completing the line-up soon:

Big Wave
Bitchtape
Burning Hearts (Finland)
The English Singles (US)
Hong Kong in the ’60s
Martha
Milky Wimpshake
September Girls
The Garlands (Sweden)
The Orchids
The Tuts
This Many Boyfriends
Young Romance

We’re very very excited. Hope you are too! Get your tickets now from wegottickets.com


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

FREE ENTRY

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

ABOUT

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.

2pm

‘C’
(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.

3pm

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

http://www.bmxbandits.tv


Final line-up!

February 14, 2012

Popfest is next week! Where does time go?

Here is the final line-up:

THURSDAY 23 FEB

Bull & Gate

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

FRIDAY 24 FEB

The Grosvenor

The Give It Ups
The Sock Puppets
Tunabunny (USA)
Shrag

SATURDAY 25 FEB (all-dayer)

100 Club

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

SUNDAY 26 FEB

The Lexington (afternoon gig)

Electrophonevintage
Haiku Salut
Rosie Taylor Project
The Just Joans


Welcome to London Popfest 2012!

January 6, 2012

With huge apologies for not updating the website sooner. Here are all the details, with more exciting news to come!

Buy your tickets in advance from We Got Tickets

Current schedule is as follows:

THURSDAY 23 FEB

Bull & Gate

MJ Hibbett
One Happy Island (USA)
The School
+ special guest

FRIDAY 24 FEB

The Grosvenor

The Give It Ups
The Sock Puppets
Tunabunny (USA)
Shrag

SATURDAY 25 FEB (all-dayer)

100 Club

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

+more

SUNDAY 26 FEB

The Lexington (afternoon gig)

Electrophonevantage
Haiku Salut
Rosie Taylor Project
The Just Joans


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