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Streetfest 2013, or What to Do This Bank Holiday Sunday

01/05/2013 14:48 BST | Updated 01/07/2013 10:12 BST

Buzzfeed recently published a 27 point list of 'things posh people like' (http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/things-posh-people-like), and whilst it is hard to argue with the veracity of such a list, they simply forgot to mention that the thing posh people really, truly like, is pretending not to be posh.

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Which is why this bank holiday, Streetfest, the live art festival in Shoreditch is likely to be over-run with any of the poshos who failed, for whatever reason, to 'escape to the country'. Despite this, Streetfest looks pretty amazing- now in its 6th year, it is a mixed-genre art festival- which, looking at the line-up, seems to mean that you can wander about, being entertained and impressed by all sorts of different people- from pro-skaters to graffiti artists. (Even hinting at these two, undeniably 'cool' professions I can already sense the overwhelming excitement of the London-posh).

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The music stage at Streetfest will be headlined by American rapper and producer Oddisee, returning to the UK for the 3rd time after his sell-out show at the Jazz Cafe, whilst the dance stage is being curated by B.Supreme; a London-based group dedicated to supporting women in hip-hop.

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Throughout the day there are dance battles, graffiti 'Fight club' style art battles, and the Red Bull mini-ramp jam contest, a half-pipe contest fiercely fought-out by professional skaters. Streetfest has 4 main strands- music, art, dance and sport- with a focus on street art and hip-hop, as well as the Red Bull sponsored Game of S.K.A.T.E. finals; this festival packs in all the 'cool' that anyone, East-Londoners included, can handle.

To purchase tickets and for more information

www.streetfest.net

www.facebook.com/streetfestlive

www.twitter.com/streetfest - #streetfest2013

Address: Hearn Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3LS

Dates: Bank Holiday, Sunday 5th May, 2013

Opening Hours: 1pm - 11pm

Tickets: Early bird £5. Second release £10, on the door £15. Under 12's FREE (accompanied by an adult)

Group discounts, and VIP tickets also available. Book tickets: www.streetfest.net