EastLondonLines welcomes a new music festival that will spread music along the line, leaving its own sound tracks.
The concept of Sound Tracks festival is so unexpectedly ingenious but simple it makes you wonder why no one had thought of it – until now. The brainchild of Amanda Lwin and Carolina Garcia, Sound Tracks will connect the vibrant music communities of East London conceptually through music and literally using the East London Line – not just as means of transportation but as a live venue.
On September 17, the one-day festival will host a series of live shows in three of East London’s music hubs that are connected by the East London Overground. The performances will kick off at 7pm at Dalston’s Café Oto, with Shoreditch’s Concrete and New Cross’s Amersham Arms turning up the volume soon afterwards. As the organisers said, it will be quicker to go from one stage to the other using the Overground, than it is moving through the crowd in Glastonbury.
And the transition will also be musical, since Sound Tracks teamed up with Transport for London (Tfl) to turn the East London Line itself into a live stage. A long list of unsigned, new bands will showcase their talent for commuters and festival goers alike, in the trains that will cross Thames to create a music link between Dalston Junction and New Cross.
The festival’s line-up is covering a wide range of music genres, making this a guaranteed, rewarding experience. The organisers tried to find the musical cross-over between each scene, creating not just literal but also melodic bridges. Dubstep Mancunian Fantastic Mr. Fox will headline the festival, sharing his invigorating beat-vision with East Londoners, but his talent will be joined by other emerging and musically diverse artists.
The headliners include Baile Funk vocalist Marina Gasolina of the Bonde Do Role fame, Shabaka & The Sons of Kemet who will mix the New Orleans spirit with West African rhythms and Ghostpoet who is riding high on the back of his Mercury Prize nomination.
EastLondonLines will be covering the event on September 17, but for more information check the official website here.
Tickets: Wristbands for all-venues entry cost £12.50.
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