One of the highlights of our musical calendar, the Hipsville Weekender - run by those lovely Weirdsville people Mr A, Alexandra Beat Girl, Ade and their gang of intrepid helpers - has now been confirmed for 2018 and it's back at Dreamland in Margate. Running over three days Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May, the theme for this year is "Jungle-A-Go-Go" and it's shaping up to be the best one yet! Featuring the best in International Garage Rock, Psych and Punk including The Parkinsons from Portugal, The No-Things from Edinburgh, The Schizophonics, Black Mambas and The Electric Mess from the USA, Les Lullies, Chrome Reverse and The Madcaps from France and The Oddballs and Los Wallas from Spain, there's going to be something for everyone. Of course there will be the added bonus of the Hipsville Go-Go Girls including the fabulous Wanda De Lullabies, Celia Aloha, Dottie Gooseberry, Nocturna and Miss Diabolik and some superb DJ's such as Neil & Chris Sick, Carl Combover & Johnny Alpha and Fritz Buzzsaw & Diddy Wah. If that's not enough there's the Tiki Party, the Roller Disco compered by Superstar DJ Mike Gunn, the Vintage Market and free rides on the Dreamland amusements. Seriously, this just cannot be missed!
For more information on tickets and links to all the bands and performers please check out the Hipsville web-site or Facebook pages. Don't forget to check out our Retrosonic Podcast archive for loads of great music and reports from previous Hipsville Weekenders and the Blog archive for features and photos too. I'm also planning a brand new Hipsville 2018 special episode so keep an eye out for more details on that. If you love Hipsville but can't wait until next May, don't forget the gang run the regular Weirdsville club nights at the Fiddler's Elbow in Camden on the last Saturday of every month. Check out the Weirdsville site here for further details.