This month sees a series of picnics taking place in parks around the country under the unwieldy banner Topshop Bandstand Picnics for Teenage Cancer Trust. Kicking off last weekend in London’s Regent’s Park and Bristol’s Castle Park (where this writer popped his White Lightning cherry) they’re putting on some pretty nice line-ups coupled with all kinds of picnicking shenanigans. Think cake stalls, egg and spoon racing, roller skating – Field Day without the monsoons or heavy-handed stewards.
To mark the occasion they sent us a load of tracks, from the woozy cloudgaze of Stricken City to a 4/4 mix of Daily Download regulars Chew Lips, via Sting’s Daughter and all-round Isle Of Wight pleaser I Blame Coco and an excellent mix of New Young Pony Club from Dalston electronic punks Teeth.
Preview here and download after the jump.
The picnics continue on these dates:
Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Liverpool Stanley Park – June 19th
With Los Campesinos!, I Blame Coco, Blue Roses, Summer Camp and Egyptian Hip Hop Djing.
The Vale Village, Birmingham – June 20th
With Los Campesinos!, I Blame Coco, Eliza Doolittle, Summer Camp and loads of DJs.
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