Good booze & good music are best enjoyed together, or as Pete Doherty says, "should only be enjoyed together", or as Ozzy says "WHa? WHerezza me lkjadkl". Bringing you a tune-fest that "swaps wellies for whiskey": Pure Festival.
The sweet, sweet lovechild of websites Whisky Connosr and Brand New Music (probably), Pure's weekend-long, gloriously chimeric fest celebrates both groove and grain across the two stages & three bars of Islington's huge Garage venue, which thankfully does not selecta' their bands in that same spirit. The details:
Music: Headlines include jangly Dane-noir from The Raveonettes, psychedelics from The Electric Soft Parade, and "laptop folk" courtesy of James Yorkston, while the smaller stage plays host to curated lineups from Indie label Fierce Panda (Hatcham Social, Shake Tiger Shake, more), and review website Rockfeedback, whose esteemed players include former Beta Band lead man Steve Mason, whose new band is now in beta.
Whiskey: Eight glasses of the brown stuff are included in your ticket, and each distillery will have its own stand that you're free to browse, including single malts like Ardbeg, Talisker & AnCnoc, and blends such as Whyte & Mackay. Also, the full lineup of World Whiskey Masters winners will be presented by wordsmith Dominic Roskrow, a man who still manages to be a rock star despite never going against the grain.