Imagine planning on staying in London for a couple of nights for a festival only to arrive at your Air BnB to discover that your host has double booked your room leaving you with, in theory, nowhere to stay. That was the situation faced by Emma and I last week. Luckily we don't live that far from London so were able to get home but what a bad way to start a weekend! Things quickly improved though, as we arrived at the New Cross Inn for Polite Riot Festival – a brand new punk rock festival put together by the legends that are Be Sharp Promotions, Umlaut Records and Kick The Crutches featuring twenty bands over three days.
This review was written by Colin Clark. Photos by Emma Prew.