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News Roundup: Trash City Basketball Court, Sculpture at Arcadia and... William's Green

posted 17 May 2009, 15:51 by Paul Holmes   [ updated 13 Oct 2009, 10:06 ]
News from around and about... The NYC Downlow, at Trash City, will be expanding it's Manhattan theme this year with the addition of an urban basketball out front, running block party entertainment during the day. In the same field, the freaky You Me Bum Bum Train experience will be starting in the old aeroplane - as we suspected - but where it will really lead is being kept under wraps.

Just over the track, the Arcadia crew will have sculpture mob Wrekon bringing their creations to the field and at the Arcadia Bar. Wrekon - based in Italy - have a heritage with Trash City founders Mutoid Waste Company and share the love of subversive art rendered with metal and a blow torch. Previous outings for the Wrekon include Japan's Fuji Festival, and the Rocket Festival in Spain.

Further north on the site, the festival itself has formally announced the William's Green area, featuring the relocated Queens Head as well as festival regulars the Chai Waller who move from their usual crossroads place in the central markets. We've seen their decor in the past, and rate these guys and gals massively.

Also in William's Green will be The Snug, a new silent disco venue run by Joe Bananas, a new outdoor circus stage, and a double sided 25 square metre video screen showing films and earlier main stage performance. Nearby, in the spot previously occupied by the Jazz Lounge perhaps, will be a new sound system Reggae Delights.

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