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Tales From The London Underground: The EG Guide To The Ultimate Bank Holiday Weekend

Tales from the London Underground: The EG Guide to the Ultimate Bank Holiday Weekend

Tempting as it may be to consider the trappings of Homebase’s sawdusty aisles, catch an overcrowded train to an over-littered beach or pursue the usual park, pub, pint routine, this Bank Holiday, London is reeling with some of the brightest names in techno, disco and house. We suggest giving the chav-parade a wide berth by avoiding some of the usual big-name events and seeking out some of the serious electronic-shaped fun on offer instead.

Here’s the EG guide to the ultimate London Bank Holiday weekend:

All Points East, Victoria Park
25th May – 3rd June. 11:30 onward. Last entry 21:00

All Points East is a brand new ten-day event in East London’s Victoria Park encompassing a three-day music festival, a community-focused programme of midweek entertainment and three large headline shows. Weekend fodder includes The XX, LCD Soundsystem, Justice, Lorde Omar-S, Richie Hawtin, Lykke Li, Dixon, Maribou State (DJ set), George Fitzgerald, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Soulwax, Italo Johnson, and Bjork.

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The Lion and Lamb, Fanshaw Street

Daily 2:00-23:00

Those who missed last weekend are probably still crying themselves to sleep with the knowledge that grandmasters, Ricardo Villalobos and Craig Richards’ wrapped up their fabric showcase with a cheeky set at club-lands favorite local, the Lion and Lamb. Tucked away in a Hoxton side street, the pub-come-club is rapidly becoming London’s electronic destination du jour thanks to immaculate bookings, oozy-warm vibes and that near perfect Martin Audio sound system. Saturday sees Digby take the helm, together with Matteo Manzini. On Sunday, Berlin-based Bruno Schmidt joins Alex Arnout. Full-power frolics and the bounciest, nicest of crowds invariably follow.

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Superstition Life and Death x All Points East Afterparty. Village Underground. Holywell Lane.
Friday, May 25th, 22:00-6:00

Life and Death boss, the inimitable DJ Tennis joins Gerd Janson and Fort Romeau at Village Underground. You’ll find Tennis doling out his usual dose of technical wizardry as the venue plays host to the All Points East festival afterparty. All three artists will play during the day but this remains a safe bet for Friday night.

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Percolate x Shoreditch House
Saturday May 26th, 14:00-23:00

Those seeking a touch more glamour should try and grab a slot at Percolate’s pool party in members bar, Shoreditch House. Disco and house legends Derrick Carter and Greg Wilson hit the rooftops in what promises to be the happiest line-up to hit S.H in a while. Expect Percolate production on a D&B sound system with panoptic views over the city below.

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Half Baked, Summer Opening. Studio 9294, Wallis Road
Saturday 26th May 22:00-6:00

A sensible pre-amble to Sunday’s inevitable marathon is located in and around Hackney Wick where East London stalwarts, Half Baked welcome Ar:pi:ar’s Rhadoo to the decks in what promises to be a serious all-nighter.

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Solis 009, No 90, Bar & Kitchen, Hackney Wick ** SOLD OUT **
Saturday May 26th 14:00-0.00

Just around the corner, you’ll find more Rominimal bliss in the shape of Solis, who will welcome Priku for an extended set in their daytime summer opening on Bar 90’s terrace.
**A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

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Giant Steps, Opening Weekend, 60 Dace Road
26th May-17th June. 11.00-23.00 Daily

Giant Steps is the travelling sound-system brought to you by Brilliant Corners and Analogue Foundation. Last seen at Houghton 2017 it takes up residence at Swan Wharf this weekend. As well as day parties and live performances, expect pop-up kitchens on the outdoor terrace from restaurants like Brawn. You’ll find ethereal jazz from the Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet, vintage Cuban blues from Crispín y su Conjunto and music from the eclectic Italian drummer, DJ and composer, Tommaso Cappellato, whose work ‘runs the gamut from freeform techno to hip-hop production and jazz improvisation’. This could be the perfect morning-after antidote to some of the more electronic-heavy events taking place in the Wick this weekend.

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HOME, Studio 338
Sunday May 27th, 14:00 – May 28th, 7:00

A strong contender for this weekend’s favorite club event. The HOME team gets ready to bring their usual dose of minimal groove and welcome some of Romania’s finest to a newly refurbished Studio 338 for a 17-hour feast. With a listing boasting Praslesh (Raresh B2B with Praslea) Voightmann, Francesco Del Garda, Sedee, Junki Inoue, Unai Trotti and Arapu, line-ups don’t kick ass much harder than this.

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Gala, 2018, Peckham Rye
Sunday, May 27th, 11.00-22.30

If it’s disco and house you’re after then Gala 2018 is a good choice. It boats a gargantuan line-up including: Derrick Carter, Midland, Horse Meat Disco, Honey Dijon, Mr. Scruff, Crazy P Soundsystem, Greg Wilson and Norman Jay MBE. Check out Boiler Room’s hypnotic Bradley Zero as well as homo-riot-show, Little Gay Brother of Secret Garden Party fame.

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There you have it. Hopefully a happy few days ahead. Whatever you do, from all the team at EG, go make hay (or whatever it is you lot are doing in the toilets ) whilst the sun shines and have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!

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