FOXFEST 2011 – This Weekend – Lewisham, South East London

South-East London’s biggest and best annual music festival is back. Forget the expense and attitude of the Camden Crawl and venture South of the River for two days of storming sets from acclaimed and emerging bands from every genre.

Foxfest champions the best of local acts and puts them alongside international touring bands and bands heard by listeners to the likes of Lamacq, Laverne and Lowe. But what really makes this event unique is it’s constant stream of live music, seamlessing alternating between two indoor stages.

With forty bands in one weekend, ever musical kink is covered, from the sleazy feline-fronted psychobilly of Pussycat & the Johnsons to surreal folk from David Goo via local legends Heath, Stagecoach, Special Benny and many more.

In the Fox’s beautiful beer garden, there’ll be an eclectic assortment of unique handmade goods for sale, co-ordinated by the Fox’s in-house craftsters, Pins’n’Needles, from cupcakes to handmade hats for well-dressed rock’n’ roll dandies and dames.

Renowned for its affordable booze and food, onstage sound quality and friendly clientele, the Fox is much-loved locally for its regular showcases of the best bands in the biz.

Located only 15 mins from Central London (Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge) by overground and easily accessible from North and East London via the East London Line (change at New Cross for local bus/train services), day tickets are only £8 while a weekend wristband will set you back £12.

LINE UP:

SATURDAY:
Buffalo Ink
Beat Milk Jugs
Beau & The Arrows
I Am Austin
Flash bang Band
Miss Scarlett
Arcs
Robert Rorison
Grace cathedral Park
Sicamore
Yngve & The Innocent
Dexy
Wonk Unit
Playlounge
Poino
J.D Smith
The Piggott Brothers
David Goo
The Scaredy Cats

SUNDAY:
Pussycat & The Johnsons
Russell Joslin
Stagecoach
Ben Cakebread
Phillious Williams
Dan German
Brass Roots
Cook & The Case
Burning Idols
Trombone Jerome & The Jazz daddy
Without My Medicine
The Forlorn Hope
Masqua (Angela Luzi)
M.J. Hibbett
The Mighty Between
Steve Little
The 286
L.A Salami
A Night At Sea
Tim Eveleigh

Foxfest takes place on Saturday, 30 April and Sunday 1st May 2011