Electronic music festival returns to Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick. Pic: Peabodybore

A two-day music festival across 20 indoor and outdoor venues in Hackney Wick this weekend has pledged to support a mental health charity and disadvantaged children.

Queens Yard Summer Party will take place on Saturday and Sunday, as a celebration of UK’s electronic music, local DJs, creatives and ethical businesses.

With numerous stall traders, exhibitors and over 100 DJs and live acts, it is held in support of mental health charity Mind and MAP Charity, an organisation that helps disadvantaged children out of mainstream education.

London-based clubbing brand Percolate Music is one of the event’s partners.

A Percolate representative told Eastlondonlines: “With Queens Yard, I’m looking forward to bringing together hundreds of DJ’s from across the UK. Hackney Wick is the ideal location for it; with its longstanding history as a creative community. We are expecting up to 3000 attendees this year.”

Hackney Wick is a former industrial area that went through substantial regeneration in preparation for the 2012 Olympics and has since become a creative hub with cafés, studios and galleries.

“Queens Yard Summer Party is about getting lost, about following your ears, eyes and stomach wherever they want to take you. This bristling cultural festival offers a unique way of exploring and enjoying a wide array of musical sounds and foodie scenes, wellbeing activities and alternative therapies across Hackney Wick.”

As well as food, drinks and live performances, ticket holders will be offered a range of activities including boulder wall climbing at Hackney Wick Boulder Project, lessons in transformational breathing and various art installations.

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