I’m officially a festival head. Throughout the years I’ve never understood the appeal, but after Prince stole my soul last year on a balmy night in Kent, I’m happy to admit that I’m a full convert. This summer is especially exciting for festival lovers. Literally every weekend there’s an event scheduled to happen, the established, high profile ones such as V Festival and Wireless, competing against some of the newer ones.
One of the most hotly anticipated festivals was Hackney Weekend which took place at the weekend. The event was designed to give local residents a chance to celebrate the imminent Olympic Games, as well as provide outreach initiatives such as Project Hackney, which encourages young Hackney residents to use creativity as a tool to express the challenges they face in their lives.