Published on April 3rd, 2013 | by Filthy Pedro


London Spring Antifolk Festival 2013

The London Spring Antifolk Festival 2013 will take place on Saturday, May 18th at the 12 Bar Club in Soho (Denmark Street, London WC2H 8NL).

It will be the first proper festival in London for 6 months, and features the usual mix of Antifolk stalwarts and newcomers. Keep an eye out for the new opening acts, The Sound of Antler, an outfit from Brighton who make good use of the accordion (reminding me a bit of a less troubled Tim Tomlinson) and the Wildflowers (pictured above), with a nice blend of Punk and Country music.

We have a very European feel this time. Acts from across the waters include The Missing Leech, one of Spain’s leading Antifolk artists, travelling over for his first London Festival, Norwegian favourites Trond K & The Serious Issues (making their second appearance at the fest) and Sweden’s Aniara.

Regulars like Corporal Machine & the Bombers and The Sneezy Ts feature, while the very talented Simon Breed joins us again. Bournemouth’s finest, Shit, play for the first time in several years. Last time they were still young enough to be singing about World of Warcraft, so it will be interesting to see if they’ve progressed to crack cocaine and maybe even Skyrim.

Line up & times

Click on the artist name for a link to their website. The facebook age for the event is here

7:35 | The Sound of Antler
8:00 |  Wildflowers
8:30 | Candythief
9:10 | Simon Breed
9:50 | Aniara
10:30 | Corporal Machine  & the Bombers
11:10 | Trond K & The Serious Issues
11:50 | The Missing Leech
12:30 | 3 Chords & a Lie
1:10 | Shit
1:50 | Hello Babies

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is an Antifolk musician and founder of the British Antifolk movement. Some say he is over 10,000 years old and sees Antifolk as the evolution of folk music. Others say he is actually originally from Anglesey and first got into Antifolk when he realised the type of music he liked and made had a name.

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