Land of Kings brings an alternative royal knees up to Dalston

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 March 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton

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DJs, musicians and artists will come together in Dalston for an alternative royal knees-up to Prince William and Kate’s nuptials, it was announced this week.

Annual two-day festival The Land of Kings will take place on April 28 and 29 this year, bringing a programme of performances to some of Dalston best-loved venues.

The Rio cinema, Arcola Theatre and The Nest nightclub will be among the spots for live shows from the likes of Brass Roots, Ghostpoet and Django Django.

Theatre experts at Stoke Newington International Airport will present a wedding-inspired cabaret - including Kate Middleton striptease by international burlesque star Agent Lynch - and a post-war bunker will host interactive games as “Prince William Hill”.

Festival co-founder Nick Griffiths said: “It’s no doubt going to be a party weekend as most people have four days off work. The festival’s a good place to celebrate locally - whether that’s celebrating the wedding itself or the free day off”.

Early bird weekend tickets are on sale for £10. For more information or to book go to,

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