The Book Club presents…Bookstock-On-Sea


“Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…”

The Book Club’s third annual Bookstock street party goes nautical

 Sunday 25th August


Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A


The third annual Bookstock street festival is back this August bank holiday Sunday, and it’s gone nautical, as Shoreditch’s Leonard Street venue The Book Club presents Bookstock-On-Sea – a celebration of the great British summer and all the fun of the seaside, with a fun-filled Shoreditch twist.

Bookstock-On-Sea is a beside-the-seaside street festival event, with a summery soundtrack provided by the likes of the legendary disco band Odyssey playing live, hip hop duo Nextmen, Prince tribute Princeless, piano man Davos T, and Disco Bloodbath boy Ben Pistor and Bad Zuke, all spread across three arenas – The Promenade, Sailors Rum Bar and Under the Pier in the basement, which will be transformed into a den of  over 30 lights and lazers by the To The Lazer Caves cosmic crusaders.

And it wouldn’t be Bookstock without a whole lot of fun for good measure. Expect all the best bits of your favourite seaside towns, including a Slow Motion ‘Baywatch’ Running competition and a Knobbly Knees Contest, a Punch & Judy show, donkey rides, musical seaside bingo, a feast of fish & chips, special edition Bookstock-On-Sea sticks of rock, gourmet ice cream and scrummy sea salt cocktails. It’s a holiday and a festival all rolled into one!

Odyssey come to Bookstock-On-Sea to perform live classic tracks such as ‘Inside Out’, ‘Native New Yorker’ and many more. Swing those hips and sing along to this much-loved band as they take to the stage this August. The two cheeky chappies that make up Nextmen – Brad Baloo and Dom Search – drop their dancehall, drum’n’bass, reggae, roots, hip hop and straight-up party jacking pleasers to get down and dirty to.

Hop in a ‘Little Red Corvette’ or visit ‘Erotic City’ with Ross Morton’s electrifying Prince tribute act Princeless – a dancefloor-rocking band set to deliver an exciting, high-energy and unbelieveably convincing show. And Davos T shows us how you can become famous in less than 24 hours. The santa hat-clad piano player reached 40,000 YouTube hits in one day for his bonafide acid housey piano talent and incredible skill.

One half of Disco Bloodbath, Ben Pistor provides a unique blend of raw disco, spaced-out italo, vintage house and proto-techno. Disco Bloodbath have graced some of Europe’s most discerning parties and have even gone as far as Japan and the Middle East. Ben spinning those disco discs is not to be missed.

The Lovesick DJs trio are party poppers personified, blending up a big cocktail of house, disco, deep grooves and an abundance of tropical beats, ensuring the dance floor is shaken into a musical frenzy from start to finish. Plus Bad Zuke of The Jinks production and DJ duo, finishes off the DJ talent on the day.

Celebrate the last bank holiday of the year beside the seaside with live acts, party DJs, great grub, flowing booze, fun competitions and a whole lot more fun besides. Brought to you by Shoreditch hangout The Book Club, Bookstock is Leonard Street’s answer to the summer festivals. It’s time for Bookstock-On-Sea.

Bookstock was launched in 2011 by Shoreditch venue The Book Club as a standalone street festival event. It was a roaring success that saw 4,000 people throughout the day. In 2012 Bookstock featured the likes of Dub Pistols, We Were Evergreen, Mark Archer, Normski, Bikini Beach Band and Emily Rawson. Now Bookstock-On-Sea offers something fresh, with a seaside party smack bang in the middle of Shoreditch.

Bookstock is FREE ENTRY all day. The Book Club will be releasing priority wristbands in the coming weeks. Priority entry wristbands will be limited and will offer priority entry all day. However, those without wristbands can still gain entry subject to capacity. To find out how to get your hands on a priority entry wristband visit

Three arenas…

The Promenade  *  Sailors Rum Bar  *  Under the Pier


Odyssey (live)



Davos T

To The Lazer Cave

Ben Pistor (Disco Bloodbath)

Lovesick DJs

Bad Zuke



Fish & Chips  *  Bookstock-On-Sea Sticks of Rock  *  Gourmet Ice Cream  *  Sea Salt Cocktails  *

Slow Motion Baywatch Running Competition  *  Punch & Judy  *  Donkey Rides  *  Knobby Knee Contest  *  Musical Seaside Bingo  *  and much more

Bookstock-On-Sea brings the seaside to Shoreditch, taking the street festival and twisting it on its head. Sing, dance, listen, watch, pose, pout and join in the fun. Come and see Leonard Street get involved with this summertime party!

For information on wristbands for Bookstock-On-Sea, visit / /