Patrick Wolf added to The Apple Cart line-up
aaamusic | On 06, Jul 2011
The Apple Cart Festival
Sunday 7th August 2011
Victoria Park, Grove Road, London E3
– London’s brand new, bespoke festival for lovers of music, comedy, interactive art, cabaret, good food and magic from the Field Day/Underage Festival team
– Patrick Wolf confirmed for The Apple Cart music tent – this will be Patrick Wolf’s only London Summer festival.
– Penguin and Puffin Books line-up announced
– The Apple Cart festival to host children’s book sale to raise funds for Book Aid International.
– Comedy rock superstar Tim Minchin and commentator / stand-up comedian Mark Steel confirmed for the comedy stage
– The offbeat Cat’s Head cabaret and spoken word stage reveals line-up, Chilly Gonzales, James Yorkston, Bourgeois & Maurice, Literary Death Match, Marawa the Amazing and much more
– Max Somerset from hit children’s TV show The Sorcerer’s Apprentice confirmed for the magic stage (only UK festival with a proper magic stage).
– Music from Badly Drawn Boy, Saint Etienne, Soul II Soul (P.A set), Steve Mason
Ticket Price: £25.00 early bird & Under 14’s FREE
0870 264 3333
08444 771 000
Introducing, The Apple Cart: London’s brand new, bespoke festival for lovers of music, comedy, interactive art, cabaret, good food and magic. Taking place on a leafy, tree-lined part of Victoria Park, on Sunday 7th August 2011 from 11am until 10pm, The Apple Cart offers a completely new take on the festival experience and caters to both adults and children alike. With everything from Mercury award winning musicians, award garnering comedians, conjuring Magic circle members, cabaret and spoken word, the acclaimed Art Car Boot Fair, a new bespoke interactive art happening from The House of Fairy Tales and everything from hog roasts to the coconut king at Venn St Market – there’s something for everyone at The Apple Cart festival.
From the people behind the Underage and Field Day festivals – The Apple Cart will sit on the Sunday of the same weekend, in the same location however with a truly innovative and one of a kind programme it promises to appeal to a new generation of festival goers and families alike.
Penguin Books Glade:
Readings for all ages, interactive events involving ukuleles, a library and much, much more.
Cat’s Head Cabaret Stage:
Bourgeois & Maurice
The Literary Death Match
Marawa the Amazing – from the acclaimed La Soiree/La Clique
Badly Drawn Boy
Soul II Soul (P.A set)
The Magic Numbers
Gilles Peterson (BBC Worldwide)
Kevin Rowland (Dexys Midnight Runners) (Cabaret stage)
Sean Rowley (Guilty Pleasures/Joy Of Music)
The Erection Section (Pete Wiggs & Johnno) (Cabaret stage)
The Art Car Boot Fair
Gavin Turk and Josh Knowles present ‘Candlelit Matinee’
David Weeks (MIMC)
Foxy the Funky Magic Genie
James Fortune (AIMC)
Max Somerset from hit children’s TV show The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Oliver Tabor (MMC)
Richard Pinner (MIMC)
Little Pips Play Area (0-5 years):
A dedicated area for parents and their under-fives to go with indoor/outdoor play activities plus quiet zones for nappy change and breastfeeding.
About the festival:
Fresh after the release of his critically acclaimed fifth album ‘Lupercalia’, Patrick Wolf has been confirmed for The Apple Cart festival – this will be Wolf’s only London summer festival. Wolf’s new single ‘House’ is currently on Radio 2’s A List and a headline October tour has just been announced. The Apple Cart festival’s excellent music line also features National treasures Saint Etienne, two time Grammy winners Soul II Soul, Mercury award winner Badly Drawn Boy and former Beta Band singer Steve Mason. Also confirmed for the music stage, The Magic Numbers who swiftly rose to prominence in 2004 when their eponymous debut album was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. DJ sets will come from three gents with impeccable taste: BBC Worldwide Gilles Peterson, Sean Rowley of Guilty Pleasures and the Joy of Music and Dexys Midnight Runners Kevin Rowland.
The offbeat Cat’s Head cabaret and spoken word stage reveals its fantastical line up for The Apple Cart this year. Chilly Gonzales will be doing his ‘Piano Talk Show’ which premiered at London’s Pigalle last year. Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners will be DJing and singing. Other acts confirmed include performer James Yorkston who will reading from his book ‘It’s Lovely To Be Here: The Touring Diaries Of A Scottish Gent’, Bourgeois and Maurice the “21st century cabaret stars like no other” who are truly a sight to behold, The Literary Death Match – a light hearted ‘read off’ which now takes place in over 34 cities, Marawa The Amazing – the hula hooping sensation from the critically acclaimed La Clique/La Soiree – and The Erection Section where Pete Wiggs & Johnno join forces to playing you the finest soul ballads.
The Apple Cart’s programme not only caters to tots but also offers a fantastic music and comedy line-up for those post adolescence. The Apple Cart is totally beside itself with excitement – comedy rock superstar Tim Minchin has been announced as the festivals comedy headliner. Tim Minchin who describes his act as a “funny cabaret show” has appeared on TV shows including BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, as well as performing to sell-out 5000 strong crowds around the world with his symphony orchestra. Minchin has also written the music and lyrics for RSC’s new musical version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda and performed at The Royal Albert Hall. Tim Minchin continues to push the comedy boundaries and continues to pull it off.
Recently added to the comedy bill is commentator and stand-up comedian Mark Steel who rose to prominence with his numerous series for Radio 2, 4 and 5 – one of which provoked a whole page of fury in the Daily Express. Mark has made various TV appearances on panel shows like Have I Got News for You and QI, and on Room 101, and on Question Time. Off-screen and off-air, Mark writes weekly columns in Socialist Worker, the Guardian and the Independent along with having a book published called ‘Vive le Revolution’.
There’s also a heavyweight comedy line up from Laughing Boy Comedy Club with belly laughs coaxed by The Late Edition’s Marcus Brigstocke, Paul Chowdhry, Doc Brown whose unique brand of comedy rap saw him support Mark Ronson on tour and 8 Out Of 10 Cats & Stand Up For The Weeks Jon Richardson plus the sublime observational comedy of Simon Evans and Irish Comedy Hip Hop Improv superstars Abandoman
Artist’s Gavin Turk and Josh Knowles present ‘Candlelit Matinee’ a special project by young people for young people, produced by the acclaimed travelling arts company The House of Fairy Tales. Under themes of Light and Shadow (hence the title of the project), young artists will make and present interactive art projects, workshops and performance exclusively for The Apple Cart audience. The young people’s artistic endeavours which include a wide range of media, from fashion to film, painting to puppetry, gaming to gastronomy and much more, are presented in a grand circus style marquee- interactive for old and young alike.
The Apple Cart is also thrilled to present the only proper Magic Stage at any festival this summer, with the most sought after and forward thinking magicians around who will also be holding workshops for children on the day. Max Somerset from TVs The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will perform alongside performances from members of The Magic Circle – compered by Richard Pinner IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians) Close-Up and Stage Magician of the Year 2003 and Magic Circle Close Up winner 1999, with Oliver Tabor award winning magician and illusionist who mixes classical conjuring with a contemporary style, David Weeks and many more.
The fabulous Art Car Boot Fair breaks out of its Brick Lane car park and heads to Victoria Park for The Apple Cart to create a bespoke fete-in-festival. As well as being able to pick up an astonishing selection of exciting art works and art wares from the boots of classic cars, Apple Carters will also be able to get involved in all manner of artist led frivolities, create their own art, become a human snow-shaker, play boules in a china shop, find out what the future may bring from My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune Teller and have a sing-a-long with the fabulous and famed Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club Karaoke set.
Little Pips Play Area will be a dedicated area for parents and their under-fives to go with indoor/outdoor play activities plus quiet zones for nappy change and breastfeeding. More details to be announced.
The acclaimed Venn Street Market, a local street market from Clapham Common, will host a whole array of delights at The Apple Cart including the fantastic Hog Roast from Clapham’s award winning butcher Moen & Sons; Portena’s traditional Argentine Empanadas and Chipa Cheese dough balls with Chimichurri Sauce, Yam the Cassava’s amazing authentic Creole Fish Cakes and Banana Fritters; Popina’s and Sweet’s freshly baked artisan sweet and savoury pastries, cakes and other treats; prize winning Vietnamese coffee from CaPhe VN – and if that wasn’t enough, The Coconut King will be bringing fresh coconuts to eat and drink all day long – simply couldn’t be tastier.
The Apple Cart aims to create a kaleidoscopic, colourful playground for adults and kids alike with more talent and off-kilter activities to be announced in the coming weeks.