Yunioshi play the Macmillan Big Mix Festival.
Through the sheets of early rain, the crowds flocked to East London for Macmillans Big Mix festival.
This one day festival in the heart of Shoreditch is all in aid of cancer charity Macmillan and featured artists from Newton Faulkner, Claire Maguire and James Yuill to CocknBull Kid and Kid British. Curated by John Kennedy, we were in great company and enormously proud to be playing for a charity that has a lot of significance for us personally.
Our gig at the Rich Mix venue was really well attended. A whole sea of photographers stretched out in front of us at the edge of the stage, but our beats found the crowds and they started to shake their booties with us to create a really fun show! The Yunioshi Catering corp even treated the crowds to some awesome Big Mix cakes.
After the set we did a few interviews where we talked about what the charity meant to us personally. It really was an honour for us to play. Following that, we then nipped off down Brick Lane for a cheeky curry. We rather strangely bumped into our hero The Sonic Manipulator along the way. I think I scared him by singing one of his songs back to him – I’m not 100% certain that has ever happened to him!?
For the evening we set about taking in the rest of the bands playing the festival and drinking wildly at the after party. It was a great day and we would love to come back and play again next year.
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