Saturday, 4 June 2011

The capital’s b-boys and fly girls were out in droves last weekend, celebrating the best of London street culture and soaking up the sun in a Shoreditch car park. From manicures and an independent clothes market for the pink-haired fashionistas to a 32ft purpose built ramp for seasoned skate kids, there was something to please all sorts at Streetfest 2011.

Arty types ogled graffiti walls painted in situ by the likes of Toasters, Blam, Best Ever and my new favourite artist George Morton-ClarkB.supreme hosted a hiphop dance battle so high-octane that one of the finalists did her knee in, while a steady stream of DJs and live acts kept heads nodding throughout the day. A special shout out goes to dubstep beatbox champ Reeps One for a truly electrifying performance – I swear that boy has a bass bin for lungs!

Originally published on The Cultural Exposé, alongside Alan Tang's Streetfest 2011 photo gallery.

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