The Apple Cart announce folk stage

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The Apple Cart announce folk stage

The Apple Cart festival has a truly innovative and one of a kind programme and it promises to appeal to a new generation of festival goers and families alike.

The Apple Cart is London’s brand new, bespoke festival for lovers of music, comedy, interactive art, cabaret, good food and magic. Taking place on a leafy, tree-lined part of Victoria Park, on Sunday 7th August 2011 from 11am until 10pm.

With everything from Mercury award winning musicians, award garnering comedians, conjuring Magic circle members, cabaret and spoken word, the acclaimed Art Car Boot Fair, a new bespoke interactive art happening from The House of Fairy Tales and everything from hog roasts to the coconut king at Venn St Market – there’s something for everyone at The Apple Cart festival. 

Just announced! Folk stage programmed by Communion, Fence and SWN. Communion is the long-standing club night and recently formed record label founded by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, Kev Jones, and producer Ian Grimble, Fence are the micro-indie record label from Fife, Scotland and SWN is the Cardiff music fest curated by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Together the Scots, Welsh and English folk factions join up at The Apple Cart to present a stage featuring Cate le Bon, The Pictish Trail, Peggy Sue, Treetop Flyers, Rozi Plain, Seamus Fogarty, Evening Chorus, Colorama, Paul Thomas Saunders, Matthew & The Atlas and DJ Huw Stephens. 

Fresh after the release of his critically acclaimed fifth album ‘Lupercalia’, Patrick Wolf has been confirmed for The Apple Cart festival – this will be Wolf’s only London summer festival.  Wolf’s new single ‘House’ is currently on Radio 2’s A List and a headline October tour has just been announced. The Apple Cart festival’s excellent music line also features National treasures Saint Etienne, two time Grammy winners Soul II Soul, Mercury award winner Badly Drawn Boy and former Beta Band singer Steve Mason.

DJ sets will come from three gents with impeccable taste: BBC Worldwide Gilles Peterson, Sean Rowley of Guilty Pleasures and the Joy of Music and Dexys Midnight Runners Kevin Rowland. Andrew Weatherall – legendary DJ will play a special set of ‘the songs that inspired Screamadelica’ the Primal Scream album he produced 20 years ago. 

The Apple Cart aims to create a kaleidoscopic, colourful playground for adults and kids alike with more talent and off-kilter activities to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Published on 17 July 2011 by Wayne Feltham

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