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Cabaret, Comedy and Curry at The Big Mix

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20 June 2011

Macmillan’s Big Mix festival took over East London’s Shoreditch with over 80 acts showcasing the best of cabaret, comedy and music performing across 10 venues.

Formerly known as The Brick Lane Takeover, the hottest spots including Rich Mix, The Light, Cargo, Concrete, The Brickhouse, Spitalfields and Vibe saw top class acts including Newton Faulkner, Edith Bowman, Clare Maguire, Tim Burgess, James Yuill, Treetop Flyers, Zero 7 DJ set from Sam Hardaker, CocknBullKid, The Pipettes and comedy from Rufus Hound, Kevin Eldon, Diane Spencer and Chris Mayo.

The one day metropolitan music festival, ran from midday until late, and provided something for even the most earnest, with everything from unplugged acoustic rooftop performances at the Queen of Hoxton to late night DJ sets at the Light Bar. Taking over Rich Mix, the stellar line-up included the folktronic James Yuill, retro-inspired girl group The Pipettes, and sneak peek of the Treetop Flyers set ahead of their Glasto performance.

Comedian royalty Rufus Hound, closed the set at Concrete amongst his comic compadres Kevin Eldon, Diane Spencer, Chris Mayo and Romesh Ranganathan.

For those seeking an alternative, the festival catered for all tastes offering alternatives of a fashion market at Spitalfields; Cabaret at the Brickhouse hosted by Lady Beau Peep and the League of The Extraordinary; hip hop, live art and everything in between.

All proceeds from The Big Mix go to helping Macmillan make the difference between a good and a bad day for people affected by cancer, through giving practical, emotional and financial support.


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