BOOKSTOCK STREET PARTY
THE BOOK CLUB presents…
BOOKSTOCK – ON – SEA
Sunday 25th August
Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A
ODYSSEY (Live), THE NEXTMEN (DJ Set)
PRINCELESS (Prince Tribute Band)
TO THE LAZER CAVE (basement lazer rave)
DJS: BEN PISTOR (Disco Bloodbath), BAD ZUKE, CAPITA! (Big In Japan)
“Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…”
The third annual Bookstock street festival is back this August bank holiday Sunday, and it’s gone nautical, as Shoreditch’s Leonard Street venue The Book Club presents Bookstock-On-Sea – a celebration of the great British summer and all the fun of the seaside, with a fun-filled Shoreditch twist.
Bookstock-On-Sea is a beside-the-seaside street festival event, with a summery soundtrack provided by the likes of the legendary disco band Odyssey playing live, hip hop duo The Nextmen, Prince tribute Princeless, and Disco Bloodbath boy Ben Pistor, Big In Japan’s Captia! and Bad Zuke, all spread across three arenas – The Promenade, End of the Pier and Under the Pier in the basement, which will be transformed into a den of over 30 lights and lazers by the To The Lazer Caves cosmic crusaders.
And it wouldn’t be Bookstock without a whole lot of fun for good measure. Expect all the best bits of your favourite seaside towns, including a Slow Motion ‘Baywatch’ Running competition and a Knobbly Knees Contest, a Punch & Judy show, Musical ‘seaside’ Bingo, a feast of fish & chips, special edition Bookstock-On-Sea sticks of rock, gourmet ice cream and scrummy sea salt cocktails. It’s a holiday and a festival all rolled into one!
Odyssey come to Bookstock-On-Sea to perform live classic tracks such as ‘Inside Out’, ‘Native New Yorker’ and many more. Swing those hips and sing along to this much-loved band as they take to the stage this August. The two cheeky chappies that make up The Nextmen – Brad Baloo and Dom Search – drop their dancehall, drum’n’bass, reggae, roots, hip hop and straight-up party jacking pleasers to get down and dirty to.
Hop in a ‘Little Red Corvette’ or visit ‘Erotic City’ with Ross Morton’s electrifying Prince tribute act Princeless – a dancefloor-rocking band set to deliver an exciting, high-energy and unbelieveably convincing show.
One half of Disco Bloodbath, Ben Pistor will be boarding the good ship Yacht Rock, belting out guilty Pop classics and party pumpers on the Promenade. Disco Bloodbath have graced some of Europe’s most discerning parties and have even gone as far as Japan and the Middle East. Ben spinning those disco discs is not to be missed. Plus Capita! and Bad Zuke of The Jinks production and DJ duo, finishes off the DJ talent on the day.
Celebrate the last bank holiday of the year beside the seaside with live acts, party DJs, great grub, flowing booze, fun competitions and a whole lot more fun besides. Brought to you by Shoreditch hangout The Book Club, Bookstock is Leonard Street’s answer to the summer festivals. It’s time for Bookstock-On-Sea.
Bookstock is FREE ENTRY all day. We will be releasing priority wristbands in the coming weeks. Priority entry wristbands will be limited and will offer priority entry all day. However, those without wristbands can still gain entry subject to capacity.
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How many wristbands can I collect?
Up to 6 per person
What if we missed out on the priority wristbands, can we still come?
Of course! There will be 3 queues on entry: General Admission (blue wristbands) & residents (red wristbands) / Non wristbands / Press & VIPS (purple). General Admission & VIP wristbands will get priority queue jump entry but this does not guaranteed entry as capacity is restricted. Non wristbands holders will be allowed access subject to capacity – there’s plenty of room for everyone. Gates are at 12pm.
Can we bring our own food and drink to the site?
NO. Sorry. Food and beverages brought from outside will not be allowed on site. Burgers, hotdogs, vegetarian treats and good old fish ‘n’ chips.
There is zero tolerance of drugs and illegal substances. BAGS WILL BE SEARCHED ON ENTRY.
Can we bring our little ones?
Yes, of course. Little people are more than welcome to come along and enjoy the day with you. However, please be aware that the event will be busy and there will be loud music so bring appropriate restraints and ear defenders. Children will be allowed on site until 9pm.
Are pets allowed?
Yes…but please clean up after them. Any mis-behaving mutts will be politely ask to leave.
What time will the gates open?
The gates will open at 12pm and outside curfew is at 9pm, subject to capacity.
Is there re-admittance?
Those with wristbands will be able to come and go throughout the day with priority entry, subject to capacity. You will however, have to go to the back of the wristband queue.
Are there toilets outside?
Yes, there are additional toilets outside so less queueing and more dancing!
Is there a cash machine on site?
No, but you can get cash back at the bar, so no treks to the cash machine. The bars will be busy though, so please bring cash with you if you can.
Is there wheelchair access?
The main site is wheelchair accessible with a disabled access toilet at the main stage arena.
Is there a fancy dress theme?
YES – think nautical British summertimes, old and new.
Can I bring my camera?
Of course, snap away!
What happens at 9pm when the main stage close?
The FREE event will run til 9pm. The Main Stage will close at 9pm. The after party will begin at 9pm inside The Book Club and there will be a door charge from 9pm of £5 and £7 after 10pm.
How can I get involved?
If you’ve got an idea, or would like to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As this is a FREE event, all access for Bookstock-On-Sea is SUBJECT TO CAPACITY and no one is guaranteed entry.