Save the date: Saturday October 29th.

It’s the day that the next Mirrors festival returns to a handful of top-notch venues in Hackney.

With just five weeks to go, the excitement is building after organisers just announced a second wave of acts set to rock the capital on the day. Some of the superb acts joining the likes of Fucked Up, Bat for Lashes and Allah- Las will be:

Martha
The Parrots
Neon Waltz
Miya Folick
Hoops
Leif Erikson
Marthagunn
Anna Straker
Holly Macve

But it’s perhaps Spanish three-piece The Parrots who will arrive with the biggest feather in their cap after releasing their debut album – Los Niños Sin Miedo – this week. Which means their Mirrors set will be your first chance to hear their new songs in the flesh.

Also ready to descend on East London is Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Miya Folick. She met her band on Tinder, so the story goes. But even that seems believable when you find out she was raised as a Buddhist, played competitive basketball for nine years and dropped out of university in New York to pursue a career in music. Slam dunk.

Or if you fancy a taste of the north, the Neptune Prize-winners in Martha are braving the M1 as they depart County Durham on a mission to infect the poor souls of the south with their infectious and brash pop. Laced with plenty of jokes, we think their track Gin and Listerine offers a compelling guide to the only two substances you need to consume at Mirrors.

The day’s riot of music, food and fun will take place at fine Hackney venues such as Oslo, Moth Club, The Picturehouse, St John’s church and Stage 3. While a late-night party led by the Allah-Las’ Reverberation Radio and Bad Vibrations DJs is also being plotted.

So you’ve got no excuse. Get down to Mirrors and have a ball. If not, it only reflects poorly on you.

Mirrors festival is Saturday October 29th