This August, you and friend could be heading to Jabberwocky festival to see the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel and James Blake perform live.
It's time to get excited: this summer ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera Sound are teaming up to host the first-ever Jabberwocky festival and you could win one of five pairs of weekend tickets to the event, plus entry to the festival's official after parties.
On Friday August 15 and Saturday August 16, ExCel Centre, London will play host to some of the globe's hottest bands and DJs, including Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Caribou, Kurt Vile, and Thee Oh Sees, plus a variety of fantastic art and film. Once ExCel has shut its door for the night, dance 'til you drop at Hackney Wick's Shapes and Shoreditch's Ace Hotel, where the official Jabbawocky after parties will be kicking off. Read more about Jabberwocky at jabberwockyfestival.com.
The Blues Kitchen Camden
This lively, contemporary bar-diner on the main Camden drag celebrates American musical heritage in song (live shows, DJs, free harmonica lessons), spirits and sustenance. The food is all-American in spirit and substance, with barbecue and burgers featuring prominently. Though you can, if you insist, order a 'superfood salad.' There are around 50 bourbons in a variety of categories, some used as bases for cocktails. Rarer types (Blanton’s Gold, Sazerac 18-Year-Old Rye, Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash) go for a tenner or more, but otherwise you’ll be paying £3.50 to £6. ‘America’s native spirit’ is how Kentucky bourbon is described, with Ancient Age and Evan Williams typical examples; Tennessee, ‘the first cousin of Kentucky’, is honoured with a full suit of Jack Daniel’s labels.
Venue says: “Free birthday bubbly for parties booking in for drinks at Blues Kitchen Camden on Friday nights. Get in touch for more details.”