1-2-3-4 Festival Shoreditch

1-2-3-4 Festival continues to grow every year. Now in it’s fifth year it continues to get bigger each time around and is fastly becoming one the best small festivals in London. So while some of the Gigslutz team were sunning it up in Ibiza I was handed a batch of passes for the 1234 Festival in Shoreditch so decided to head along for a peek to see what the fuss was about.

I’ll keep it short n sweet, a bit like the festival.

The day didn’t exactly get off to a flier when, after meeting the infamous Wellard at Zigfrid’s in Hoxton Square, I was asked by a girl asked me if I was David Guetta. What a liberty! Also in tow was Julian, who lives  in New York now. Things took a turn for the better when he played me a track off the new Nas album called “Dirty” and it absolutely blew my mind. Awesome, check it out. Or if your lucky enough I may drop it into the next Gigslutz radio show. Tune in!

We wandered to the festival and it had a nice vibe, with some top jerk chicken burgers being handed out, good start. None of us knew many acts on the line up where the main attractions were The Duke Spirit and the Buzzcocks. The latter were pretty disappointing actually, and The Duke Spirit who I’ve heard a few good things about were just OK. They supported BRMC on tour so I expected a bit more. Despite this there were more than a few of the lesser known bands who caught the eye. One surprise was a female duo called Deep Valley; they were entertaining, witty, sexy and had some real stompers. Good stuff. Drop out Venus, from Depford were also good, as were the excessively loud Bo Ningen

Whilst in the crowd I also managed to grab an interview with catwalk model Karis Eaves for her thoughts. Seems she may have met our Steven Aston before and is gagging to be a gigslut! Watch this space for the video…..

The DJs played some serious tunes in the bar, the Waltzer ride was the best I’ve ever been on, the booze was ice cold and we finished it all off with a bumper car session. Nice!

All in 1-2-3-4 is a nice little festival and well worth the 20 quid.