Now in its fourth glorious year, the wildest weekender in the World returns to London this Easter Bank Holiday with its best bill yet. Yes,coinciding with the release of his new mix album, 'Le Beat Bespoké 3' (Circle Records), our host Rob Bailey and the NUTs team are throwing another 3-day global bash, tailor-made for all lovers of the '60s underground and far beyond.
This time they've really outdone themselves, managing to snare the first-ever European appearances by first-wave 1960s garage legends The Sonics. The wildest, dirtiest, rawest band to emerge from mid-'60s America. The Sonics reformed in New York last year, playing together for the first time in 40 years and now topping an international bill that includes Austria's The Staggers and The Jaybirds, UK bands the Good Time Charlies and rockin' blues act The Excellos, The Phantom Keys and Los Chicos from Spain, and Sweden's The Branded.
Plus the second Sonics gig will see a supporting bill that includes The Horrors - Southend's goth-garage trailblazers who played an early gig at Le Beat Bespoke 2 back in 2006 and have since gone on to build up a loyal fanbase of identically-dressed teenage cavemen from Mexico to Japan.
It's a party planned by people who like good music for people who like good music - so you can expect to hear the very best in everything from Garage to Rockabilly, Folk to Funk, Psych to Soul, Freakbeat to Britpop, Ska to Club Jazz and all points in between!
Plus! 10 more live acts - as well as the most beautiful go-go girls, the trippiest eye-candy visuals, the freakiest cult cinema. Not forgetting the worlds' best DJs spinning records from dusk until daybreak in 3 rooms with an all night-bar! There's also a huge retro market selling choice vintage furniture, clothes, vinyl and pop artefacts and Art exhibitions. To top off the day there is also a cross-town scooter run on the Saturday afternoon.
Pat Long NME
Le Beat Bespoke 4 Weekend ticket includes admission to ALL EVENTS including a ground floor ticket for ONE SONICS gig at the FORUM.
Friday 21 March – Guest Club nights – Brainwashed & the Pow Wow : £8
Saturday 22 March – Daytime – Dirty Water records showcase/record fair & market : £6
Saturday Evening – Le Beat Bespoké 4 allnighter inc guest club nights : £12
Sunday 23 March – Crossfire + (Sonics aftershow party) : £12
*Please note a 2nd show for the Sonics @ the Forum has been added on Sun 23 March.
Your weekend ticket includes groundfloor admission to ONE Sonics show ONLY.
Friday 21st March show if you booked before 21 Feb.
Sunday 23rd March show if you booked after 22 Feb
*Individual 'Sonics' ticket holders will have free entry to the
aftershow party here at 229 on a strictly first come first served basis.