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East London music festival Shake The High Road returns to Leytonstone in May 2024

Its biggest edition yet, featuring all-day live music and more, will take place across five venues within a few minutes walk from each other - the line-up boasts 20+ live artists and DJs, plus a series of talks and interviews.

London, 1st March 2024

SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD – Leytonstone’s all-day music and arts festival – returns to the East London area on Saturday 4th May, 2024. Following success through 2017-19, the festival is back for its biggest edition yet, thanks to the support of Waltham Forest Council and local business Trading Places.

The line-up boasts 20+ live artists and DJs spanning a multitude of genres, as well as a series of special talks and interviews, scheduled all day and into the night across five Leytonstone venues within a few minutes walk from each other. One ticket gets you first-come, first-served access to all the festival’s events.

Stunning church hall, St John’s Leytonstone has joined the venue line-up for 2024, which also includes previously featured favourites: the much-revered local hidden gem Leytonstone Social Club, The Red Lion’s club room aka The Lion’s Den, and iconic two-floor venue Luna. Good Shepherd Studios will host a pre-party in the days leading up to the festival.

The daytime line-up so far: Nathan Fake, Daudi Matsiko, Deptford Northern Soul Club, Donna Thompson, Wrongtom meets The Ragga Twins, Alena Arpels, Minor Conflict, Vanity Fairy, Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club, plus more more to be announced in the coming weeks. And Luna will host a stage showcasing Waltham Forest musicians.

For those wanting to party until late, the festival schedule offers two nighttime segments featuring live acts and DJs slinging good vibes in The Disco Basement at Luna, while The Underdog Stage at the Lion’s Den presents a bass-heavy sound system.

For those who fancy a pre-party party in the days leading up to the festival, SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD is hosting a launch event at Good Shepherd Studios with local producer/DJ Wrongtom presenting a deep dive into Waltham Forest’s dub and reggae scene, showcasing the influences that led towards Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ album, which was recorded in the borough. This is free for all ticket holders and will feature special guest speakers, to be announced soon.

Simon Singleton, event organiser and Leytonstone resident says: “I am absolutely buzzing to be bringing SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD back to my local area. With a wonderful mix of amazing live acts, DJs, and guest talks, I know there will be many magical moments for everyone to enjoy across the area’s best live music venues.

“It’s always a joy to feel the buzz around Leytonstone High Road on the day, and I can’t wait to bring this special celebration of music back this summer.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience all the music and activity, tickets start at just £20.

There is an option to purchase a pay-it-forward ticket, to be donated to local residents who would not be able to attend the festival otherwise. Pay-it-forward tickets are available at the online checkout and will be distributed by Waltham Forest Council and affiliated groups closer to the event.

SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD has been made possible this year with the generous support of Waltham Forest Council and local Leytonstone business Trading Places, which have both provided funding and expertise within the local area. The festival is part of Waltham Forest Council’s drive to enhance a vibrant and culturally rich neighbourhood, with local musicians and artists featuring on the line-up. In 2019, Waltham Forest was the Mayor of London’s first London Borough of Culture.

Tickets to SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD available at ShakeTheHighRoad.com

Listen to the SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD 2024 Spotify playlist

Follow on socials for further line-up announcements soon

Tickets/event contact: info@shakethehighroad.com

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Notes to Editors:

Founded in 2017 by music and creative agency executive Simon Singleton, SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD is an East London music festival bringing together music makers and revellers across venues in Leytonstone, E11 – Simon’s vibrant local town centre. The inaugural 2017 edition included the likes of Bullion, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Mystery Jets (DJ), Raf Rundell (The 2 Bears), Snapped Ankles, Westerman, and Woman’s Hour. It returned in 2018 and 2019 with artists including snooker-star-turned-DJ legend Steve Davis, Black Peaches, Peaking Lights, and Jack Cooper.

Simon Singleton, the organiser and programmer of SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD, has over 20 years’ music industry experience, including programming stages at major festivals including All Points East, Bestival, Lovebox and Reading, managing music talent and rights deals for global brand campaigns, running record labels and publishing deals, and overseeing line-ups for thousands of shows around the world.

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