The music at Leefest this year is the balls. Really good-looking, good hearing balls. What’s Leefest? A person called Lee created a festival in his garden in South East London and now, 6 or 7 years later, the thing has most definitely got out of hand, in a good way. The first festival (or at least the first photographed festival) in 2006 tells a story of a guy with saxophone-playing friends who were, maybe sheepishly, inclined to play a few songs in front of an encouraging group of people, most likely related to Lee. Essentially the 2012 version is the same, except for a few gradual changes over the years. Lee has himself spawned into a bustle of buzzing music-oriented organisers, the saxophone-playing friends have morphed into 50 charismatic characters (including likes of Ghostpoet, Jakwob, Mystery Jets, Slow Club), the venue has changed from “Lee’s garden” to a large sunny field in South East London and the gag lasts for a good 2 days. A lot of awesome things are going on in London this summer. This is one of them.
APFOS brings you now in soundclouds, youtubes and 8tracks, our personal pick of Lee’s musical crop…
(basic deets: £57 for weekend ticket; 29th and 30th June)
If you are chief of sitting back and not skipping things and also with a bit of time, then make yourself through this Leefest craft of 8tracks, courtesy of us:
Otherwise, let me take you through the font sizes.
Here’s my favourite favourite pick of songs by the artists in smallest writing (on the line-up above):
Let’s Buy Happiness – Dirty Lakes
Tom Williams & The Boat – Too Slow
The 2 Bears – The Birds And The Bees
Josh Beech & The Johns
Casiokids – Fot i Hose
Bastille – Flaws
The Skints – Ra-ta-tat
Seye – White Noise
To Kill a King – Bloody Shirt
Ghostpoet (ft. Rox) – To Something
Jakwob – Electrify
Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down
Leefest also offers endearing, enduring, entertaining and creative rehab through medium of poetry, comedy, film and other.
Buy now some of the most financially rewarding tickets for a UK festival to exist; here.
See you there,