Rakes a Shore thing at 1234 festival

THE 1234 Shoreditch festival at the end of the month is about as trendy and cutting edge event you re likely to find this side of Dalston, writes MATT TROLLOPE. The man behind it all is promoter/DJ/musician extraordinaire Sean McLusky, so we should not b

THE 1234 Shoreditch festival at the end of the month is about as trendy and cutting edge event you're likely to find this side of Dalston, writes MATT TROLLOPE.

The man behind it all is promoter/DJ/musician extraordinaire Sean McLusky, so we should not be surprised.

McLusky, once upon a time the drummer in 1980s chart-toppers JoBoxers, is also the man behind iconic early '90s Leicester Square house night, The Love Ranch, and was also a member of infamous Polydor-signed trio, IF.

He went on to run Club UK and later club nights like Sonik Mook Experiment.


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And this festival has his stamp all over it. Headliners are The Rakes, the Whitechapel post-punk/art-rock foursome, who have had several Top 40 hits over the past few years.

Darlings of the fashion world, The Rakes have just completed their third studio album Klang, and recently produced a soundtrack for a Dior Homme fashion show, titled The World Was A Mess, But His Hair Was Perfect.

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And there will be loads of interesting haircuts and outfits at The 1234 Shoreditch Festival, which runs from midday until 9pm on Sunday, July 26, in Shoreditch Park, a few minutes walk from Hoxton Square and Old Street Roundabout.

The Rakes will be joined on the main stage by Patrick Wolf, The Warlocks, Polly Scattergood, Hatcham Social, Ox Eagle Lion Man, Poppy & The Jezebels and The She Set DJs.

A second stage features the likes of Chrome Hoof, S.C.U.M, Ulterior and Factory Floor, and an electronic stage has Krazy Baldhead (aka Ed Banger), Autokratz and Crystal Fighters all playing.

Then the action continues at a whole host of after parties, all free with your festival wristband, which costs just �15.

Venues and line-ups include:-

QUEEN OF HOXTON, hosted by THE SHE SET - This Tawdry Affair/Four Dead In Ohio/Maria & The Mirrors. DJs: The She Set.

MOTHER BAR, hosted by A CRISIS IN TASTE - Joe Gideon And The Shark/Relics/Vaporators/CC-SB. DJs: Sean Mclusky/Donald 3RD Earl.

THE LEGION, hosted by DICE CLUB - The Sticks/Oh Minnows/Man Flu. DJ: Hidi Heelz.

CATCH, hosted by ROUND OUR GAFF - Lowline/Kontakte/Miss Cozmos.

ELECTRICITY SHOWROOMS, hosted by GALVANISED - Death To The King/Zov Zov/Model For Memory/F.M.G

OLD BLUE LAST, hosted by SENSITIVE YOUTH - Lo Fi Culture Scene/Mafia Lights/Scarlets/Waxhouse. DJs: Shauney 1234/Donald Earl/Dissorder/Raffie Ray/RUOKDJS

BAR MUSIC HALL, hosted by KOOL KIDS KLUB - Komkino/Silhouette/Language. DJs: Kool Kids Klub.

HOXTON SQUARE BAR, hosted by THE 1234/POPULAR - Japanese Voyeurs/Rubicks/Vulgar-ians/The Males.

COCOMO, hosted by PIX MAG - Gyratory System. DJs: Hanna Hanra/Princess Julia.

DALSON SUPERSTORE, hosted by DISCO BLOODBATH - DJs: The Lovely Jonjo/Bloodbath.

* We're giving away four wristband passes to the festival and 12 parties that night. See this week's Recorder for details on how to enter.

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