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Brainlove Festival 2011 at the Windmill Brixton: Review

The top alternative music festival (with a free barbecue) returned to the Brixton Windmill for a day of audio and visual delights on Saturday 28th May 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

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Illustration by Victoria Haynes

As festival season shifts into gear, the Brainlove Festival made a welcome return to Brixton’s Windmill. Curated by Brainlove Records, this annual shindig is a well-spring of the leftfield, and a venue like the Windmill (itself no stranger to the alternative) is a fitting setting.

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Illustration by Gabriel Ayala

Being a typical Bank Holiday weekend, the weather was looking a bit grim as I made my way down to South London. Finding the inside of the Windmill be-decked with bunting and white balloons, with origami birds dangling in various nooks and crannies and hypnotic graphics catching the eye behind the stage (like some cross between The Prisoner and read more

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