The motley queue which formed outside King’s reflected the bold theme of their unique June Event. Abrasive chavs, punks and darling Lady Gaga were all in line for this British youth culture bonanza.

Spilling out of the chapel, the crowd were greeted with a lawn packed with funfair attractions and stalls dishing out the best British cuisine. Indoors, anyone familiar with King’s Mingle would have been at home with the circuit of rooms dedicated to house, R&B and dubstep.

Within an hour of opening the doors, the cellar, posing as the London Underground for the night, was operating on a one-in, one-out basis. Excitement was palpable for big name Joy Orbision, though the exotically named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs was another hot ticket.

Whilst the music-focused bill did come at the expense of other attractions, the breadth of the music styles on offer illustrated the dedication of the organisers. Once again, King’s proved to be the perfect alternative to bow ties and ball gowns.

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