The summer festival has drawn to a close – no more outdoor shows in muddy fields – but Pure Festival is whisky connoisseur Dominic Roskrow’s answer to autumn (Scottish / English spelling as opposed to the Irish spelling – whiskey).
The two-day whisky and music event in London combines a line-up of artists such as the Raveonettes, James Yorkston and Smoke Fairies with an even more impressive collection of whiskies, which will be introduced to punters through distillers’ individual sampling stands.
Alongside Scottish single malts such as Ardbeg and An Cnoc, independent Irish whiskey Cooley and premium blends such as Whyte and Mackay, and Dewar’s, ex-Beta Band-er Steve Mason, soulful Charlie Waller and former Gene singer Martin Rossiter will perform. Whisky writer Roskrow will be on hand to present some of the World Whisky Masters medal winners, featuring hard to find whiskies from around the world.
Pure Festival also aims to give new artists a platform with set from chaotic quartet Electricity in Our Homes, Berlin-born Roxanne de Bastion , low-key dreamscapers Heart Kill Giant and others.
Whisky sampling will take place between 4-7pm, with festival goers entitled to try as many as they wish as part of their ticket price. Bands will be rocking the stage til 10pm.
Pure Festival, The Garage, London
24&25th September 2011
Open 4-10pm. Whisky tasting 4-7pm