Last summer Creature attended the Anti Folk UK, Summer Anti Folk Festival at the 12 Bar Club on London’s Denmark Street. It was a great event which included some extraordinary anti folk acts as well as some spoken word and a very funny compere and poet called Robert Auton who performed some of his poems.
This weekend the Anti Folk festival returns for its spring edition which promises to be just as much fun. This time we have plucked up the courage to stick our head above the parapet and get involved.
Alongside some of the best acts from the UK’s Anti Folk scene, Creaturemag’s Matt Witt will be playing an acoustic set on Saturday night at about 12.30pm. Check out Matt’s music here: myspace.com/theboywitt
Check out the facebook event page here for full detials: Spring Antifolk Fest 2010
About the Anti Folk Festival
The event is organised by Anti folk UK (AFUK) myspace.com/antifolkuk which was formed in 2004 with the aim of putting on UK music nights with a DIY ethic and community feel. Now with a few festivals under their belt and a strong networked community of collaborating musicians who support / perform together regularly, AFUK goes from strength to strength.
Here are some images from Festivals past:
Anti folk is a rediscovery of the ethics behind song writing and a reaction against rigidity and conservatism in music. It provides a platform for some of the most innovative, imaginative and unusual songwriters from London and beyond to find an audience.
Tickets and Lineup
Advance tickets are available from the 12 Bar Club – 020 7240 2622
£6 per night, or £10 for the whole weekend.
Friday May 21
7:45 The Overcoats
8.20 The Fauntleroy Band
9.40 Filthy Pedro and the Carthaginians
10:20 Lucy’s Diary
11.00 David Cronenberg’s Wife
11.45 Stavin’ Chains
12:30 Scrappy Hood (TBC)
1:20 Hello Babies
Hosted by Vis The Spoon
Saturday 22nd May
7:45 Tim Tomlinson (TBC)
8:25 Men from the Twenties
9:05 Mr Solo
9.40 Colin Shaddick & Sexton Ming
10:20 Corporal Machine & The Bombers
11:05 The Pesty Mawgans
11.45 Mary and the Baby Cheeses
12.30 Matt Witt
1.20 Hello Babies
If you can make it down then great, if not then check out the AFUK Myspace: myspace.com/antifolkuk and website: www.antifolk.co.uk for further gigs and to discover what’s going on in the UK Anti Folk scene at the moment.
We hope you enjoy the show.