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can’t beat a food festival. Everyone loves drinking and dancing with friends old and new with banging tunes, unforgettable performances in an electric atmosphere. But there are downsides too – travelling for miles to get there, camping in a muddy field with no showers for a week and they’re just so damned expensive. So what if we told you that there’s an event that you can reach on the Tube, where you don’t have to stay over and everyone will be freshly showered, and best of all – it’s absolutely free!!

Bookstock is one of East London’s biggest street parties, a one-day festival organised by The Book Club taking place this year on Sunday August 26th, right in the middle of a bank holiday weekend, so you have plenty of opportunity to sleep off your hangover!

Performances come from the reggae-punk Dub Pistols, French multi-instrumentalist folk trio We Were Evergreen and the Bikini Beach Band who specialise in surf-noir instrumental cover versions of pop classics. Upcoming DJ collective Fleetmac Wood will be performing too, specialising in mash ups of classic Fleetwood Mac tracks which should not be missed! There’s also a silent disco too, great fun but don’t laugh at our dancing!

If the dancing and partying makes you thirsty, drinks are available from The Book Club (in association with London Fields brewery) and also a pop-up speakeasy The Four Roses, serving prohibition cocktails alongside mobsters and their molls. You can get involved with a whole number of interactive aspects to the occasion too, with a fancy dress competition, face painting, magicians, comedians and a whole host of fun and games. Food comes from Mussel Men seafood and Burkowski Grill who will pop u on the day, plus the usual Book Club menu too.

Hopefully, being on the August bank holiday, the sun will be shining which means it will probably be busy! The event is completely free but has limited capacity. Wristbands are actually available now and you can find out more info by visiting their Facebook page.

Sun 26th Aug, 12pm – 8pm
Leonard Street, EC2A