Victoria Park will not upset The Apple Cart 2011 with Saint Etienne, Badly Drawn Boy and The Magic Numbers confirmed for August festival

The Apple Cart
The Apple Cart

Will you people please get ready to invade Victoria Park this summer, as the first Apple Cart festival will take place there on Sunday 7th August? Taking place the day after Field Day 2011 (which also takes place in Victoria Park), and backed by the people behind Field Day, The Apple Cart 2011 is a one day festival of music with a spot of comedy.

Telling by the line-up, the music theme is mainly focused on electronica and folk and will feature the likes of alternative dance outfit, Saint Etienne, who have just headlined the Camden Crawl, as well as the groove masters of Soul II Soul, Badly Drawn Boy (whose seventh LP, 'It's What I'm Thinking Pt.1 - Photographing Snowflake' was released in October - produced by Stephen Hilton). Steve Mason, formerly of folktronica combo, Beta Band, will also join in (his solo debut, 'Boys Outside' was released in May last year), as will The Magic Numbers whose third album, 'The Runaway' came out in July last year. Self-taught, Grammy-nominated pianist extraordinaire, Chilly Gonzales will also be there, performing some of his 2010 'Ivory Tower' album. That's for live performances, while DJs Gilles Peterson, Sean Rowley (Guilty Pleasures) and Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Midnight Runners) will hit the decks. Laughs a-plenty will be provided by Australian musician and funny-man Tim Minchin, Argumental's Marcus Brigstocke as well as Paul Chowdhry and Jon Richardson.

Tickets are on sale now and cost a mere £25 (+fees), with under-15s getting in for free (maximum of four per adult, ticket and proof of age required for entry).

Solange Moffi

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