THE CASTLE STAGE (EPIC)

At the epicentre of Dalston, and the larger end of Land Of Kings’ venue spectrum lies The Castle Stage, at Dalston’s Epic. The festival’s royal court where the great and the good shall gather, sitting bang in the middle of the strip, this was once the site of the art deco ABC Cinema. With a design heritage still visible if you look above street level, what looks like just another shop front unfurls within to a 600 capacity music venue that’s as fit for a sweatbox indie show as it is for an expansive set on the decks.