- By Kier
Sound Tracks 2013 is hurtling towards us like a runaway Class 378 Capitalstar, and we’re getting pretty damn excited about it. The East London Line’s recent extension has allowed us to take Sound Tracks into new territory and sample the delights of Peckham and beyond, and we’ve got a HUGE range of events planned in our favourite spots north of the river too. We’ll have more for you later, but here are some of the highlights.
PECKHAM -THE BUSSEY BUILDING
This celebrated party behemoth was almost demolished in 2009 to make way for a tram depot, so we thought we’d apologise on behalf of all rail vehicles by bringing Sound Tracks to Peckham on the new Overground extension. The building is a hive of creativity, full of artist’s studios, music stages and three roofs offering superb views over South London (and hosting a succession of summer parties). The building used to churn out cricket bats, and is still knocking them for six: a lost night inside the Bussey is a rite of passage for Peckham visitors, and one they invariably return to…
DALSTON ROOF PARK
Located on top of the historic Print House in Dalston, there is no better place to be in Dalston on a late Spring night. While it does serve as an actual garden, with volunteers tending allotments amongst the solar power panels, it’s also making a name for itself as a venue for everything from theatre productions to film screenings. For Sound Tracks 2013 we’ll be taking to the sky, and bringing an outstanding line-up of bands with us…we can’t reveal who yet, but it’s just as well they’ll be on the roof already as otherwise they’d be blowing it off.
THE TRAVELLING STAGE
Not only will Sound Tracks be putting on events at these two incredible places (and more, to be announced soon), but 2013 will also see the return of the travelling stage. We’ll have more musicians than ever filling the East London Line’s carriages, meaning you’ll be exquisitely entertained as you’re ferried from one venue to the other. A fine sight more enjoyable than falling arse about face in the Glastonbury mud, we’re sure you’ll agree.
So, best get your Oyster cards topped up…
Pssst! We’re not ready to announce our lineup yet, but take a peek at what we’re listening to on our little spotify playlist here…
Tickets will be released soon! Clear the date in your diaries – 11 May 2013 – it’s an all day event.