Percolate’s Queen’s Yard Summer Party descends on Hackney Wick this May bank holiday weekend over 2 days, 36 hours, 22 venues and 150+ artists, offering a finely curated programme of music, food, drink and arts. All sides of the electronic music spectrum are well represented with house, techno, disco, drum & bass, UKG, acid house, dubstep and everything in between with the booking policy centred around no big international headline DJs – shining a light on label heads, party starters and local heroes. Hyponik favourites Livity Sound and Tectonic share the floor in Studio 92 with Make Me, fresh off the back of their 11th Birthday and the all female SIREN collective, bringing sets from DJ Storm, Pinch, Kowton, Hodge b2b Peverelist and more. Through the wall at 94, Gottwood play host to Lukas Wigflex, Tristan Da Cunha and Banoffee Pies. Those looking for a slightly lighter vibe can enjoy the sounds of Mafalda and more at La Terrazza.
One ticket gives access to all venues and a variety of unusual and exciting spaces including warehouses, taprooms, a terrace, brewery facility, boat, yards, canal side-cafes, theatre, botanical gardens, lofts, basements and maybe even a fridge.
Away from the music, the festival offers climbing courtesy of Hackney Wick Boulder Project, a wellness programme including a breathing workshop from local guru Stuart Sandeman. Food wise, tastes are as widely catered to as the music with stonebaked pizzas from Crate to Burger Bear Burgers and shredded confit duck fries from Number 90 Bar and Kitchen.
Queen’s Yard Summer Party runs from 1200 to 0600 Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available here.