The Apple Cart 2012 line-up won't upset you - Billy Bragg, Noah and the Whale, Kid Creole and the Coconuts confirmed

Posted: 17th January 2012
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Alongside sister festival Field Day 2012 (which takes place on Saturday 2nd June), Hackney's Victoria Park will once again come alive to the strains of an altogether more eclectic line-up than, say, the larger and more mainstream Lovebox 2012 shindig, also playing in East London's understated park, later in the summer. The Apple Cart, which takes place straight after Field Day on Sunday 3rd June, may be smaller, shorter and less frenetic, but it's also a family day out with the added attractions of arty car boot fairs, a fairy-tales film theatre and a candlelit matinee.

But of course, it's all about the entertainment on offer and this year's Apple Cart delivers once more, with an enviable line-up that includes Billy Bragg, Noah and the Whale, Stornoway (long time no hear), Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Penguin Cafe and Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard. See? We told you it was eclectic! But that's not all - as well as more music acts including Neneh Cherry and some head-pounding heavy bass from the Soul Jazz Records Soundsystem, there is comedy in the shape of Shappi Khorsandi, Josh Widdicombe and Josie Long plus loads more.

Tickets are on sale now and cost £29.50, which is a special Early Bird price for a limited period! Kids 14 yrs and under go free!

Don't forget that Field Day tickets are also available separately, priced at £39.50 - Franz Ferdinand, The Vaccines and Mazzy Star are just some of the acts appearing at this event.

Paul Pledger