This DIY music festival has brought some great sounds to venues all around Dalston on a sunny summer Saturday for the last two years. It’s back again for 2017, with an outdoor stage and free party in Gillett Square hosting top DJs, plus barbecues, stalls and side-stages to help get revellers into the carnival spirit. Then from early evening, local venues host live bands and DJs into the early hours, with one wristband getting you into all of them. Best of all, it’s an event run by and for the local community – so Dalstonites new and old can get down and bogle with their neighbours. Let’s hope DMF becomes a regular fixture on the Dalston calendar.