Le Beat Bespoke Weekender!
14 March 2012
Now in its eight year, the Le Beat Bespoke weekender is an unmissable four-day event tailored for all lovers of the retro underground and beyond. Previous weekenders have featured The Sonics, The Horrors, The Flamin’ Groovies, Arthur Lee and Love and many more legendary acts, but this year your LBB hosts have outdone themselves by assembling the hottest line-up London’s ever seen.
Playing their first-ever UK show, surf legends The Trashmen, whose biggest hit, 1963’s ‘Surfin’ Bird’ was a hit everywhere from Sweden to Venezuela, American and Australia. Described by LBB sponsors MOJO magazine as "the best rock’n’roll band on the planet”, The Jim Jones Revue’s explosive mix of Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, MC5, The Stooges and The Birthday Party makes them a totally wild live draw.
Sixties psychedelic legends The Pretty Things, July and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will be recreating their epochal appearances at 1967’s 14 Hour Technicolor Dream concert held at London’s Alexandra Palace. Reformed freakbeat heroes The Sorrows and The Poets will be playing their mod anthems, while Northern Soul sensation Maxine Brown will be joined by young Catalan band The Pepperpots to recreate the classic sound of the Motown girl groups. From Austria and Spain respectively, Wild Evel and the Trashbones and The Hollywood Sinners will be treating us to their maxiumum rock’n’roll garage stylings.
Live music is only part of what makes LBB so great, though: it's a party planned by people who like good music for people who like good music, so when their international DJ line-up does their thing you can expect to hear the very best in everything from Garage to Rockabilly, Folk to Funk, Psych to Soul, Freakbeat to Britpop, Ska to Club Jazz and all points in between over three different club rooms.
Plus there are the most beautiful go-go girls, the trippiest eye-candy visuals, the freakiest cult cinema, guest club nights, an all night bar and a huge retro market selling choice vintage furniture, clothes, vinyl and pop artefacts.
See you out on the floor….