Let’s face it, everyone could do with improving their street cred occasionally, even we super-savvy lot here at Time Out. Thankfully, we can all up our game at Streetfest – which takes in top-level DJs spinning underground beats, furiously fresh rappers and cutting-edge art.
If graffiti and tattooing sound a little static, enjoy some physical thrills instead. Breakdancers will be battling while skateboarders and BMX riders throw themselves around a big ramp for your sadistic viewing pleasure. Supplying the beats are drum ’n’ bass icon Goldie and dubstep collective True Tiger, while Ms Dynamite and south London rapper Amplify Dot will be showcasing their lyrical dexterity, as will various rising and unsigned hip hop talents.
All this urban artiness can be unearthed at a vast events space in Hackney Wick’s Fish Island, an artistic hub filled with fabulously fishy place names like Bream Street. When you tire of playing piscatorial bingo, head into Streetfest and switch from bream to beats.