As some of you may well know, we at The Sun Tavern do all our good work to a soundtrack of rock ‘n’ roll, so we decided to do something a bit special to mark the beginning of the musical summer.

Festival season indeed kicked off in style, with the All Points East festival and APE Presents standalone events landing on 25th-27th May, and 1st-3rd June respectively in Victoria Park – featuring headline slots from LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, and The National to name but a handful.

We figured that 11pm was far too early to turn the fun off, so – in line with our rock ‘n’ roll heritage – we curated some afterparties for those intrepid festival-goers.

Before that, though, Tommy – our Bar Manager – took a wheelbarrows-worth of ice cold Umbrella Brewing ginger beer to give out for free ‘cos he’s such a genial guy.. (and to let people know about our afterparty).

First up on the 25th we welcomed the shock-haired frontman of Mystery Jets fame, Blaine Harrison, who jumped on our decks and threw out some real crowd pleasers – with MGMT, Empire Of The Sun, and Teleman all played and received with gusto.

Much fun was had by all. As it was over the rest of the weekend, with resident DJ Paul Day & Umbrella Radio’s jockeys propping up the decks after The XX and Bjork’s headline shows.

Fast-forward a week, and 2nd June saw APE Presents going off down the road. The National, The War on Drugs, Future Islands, War Paint, and Pennsylvania’s The Districts all took to the stage and did their thing.

After their set, The Districts headed Sun-wards to take the reigns of the cross-faders – and picked up a lot of new friends on the way. They certainly made use of their drinks tab, and deservedly so given the shift they’d put in!

Thanks to all who came down and made these nights such a fun-filled success.

Remember that as part of The Sun Tavern’s ongoing Festival Season offer, patrons can still claim a 25% discount on their drinks tab when they present their wristband/ticket from All Points East/APE Presents/any festival at all to the boys at the bar. Right on through ’til September.