What are you doing this weekend? How about hopping on The Apple Cart and trundling along to Victoria Park to hang out with musicians, comedians, magicians, foodies, hipsters and some possibly nudie ladies (burlesque and cabaret, nothing seedy…).

The Apple Cart returns for its second year with the likes of Adam Ant, Noah & the Whale, Billy Bragg, Sean Lock and Josie Long appearing to generate music and laughter, as well as a host of artistic showcases, cabaret, magic, food and kiddie entertainment for the family types.

If you’re heading down, make sure to move away from the magic tent, fete games and hog roast to check out the following bands:

Francois & the Atlas Mountains

Recently signed to Domino, this French trio make compulsive, choppy indie pop with alluring melodies that will drift through a sunny field like a smile- inducing fog.

Josh T Pearson

After his ridiculously acclaimed last solo album, Mr T Pearson has been hailed as a modern folk genius and will be bringing his sublime beard and stark ballads to Apple Cart.

Jamie N Commons

Another single initial and another folksy, brooding singer songwriter, but Jamie N Commons has decided to go for something far more bluesy. Stomping, stamping grit masks forlorn musical malady with aplomb.

Lianne La Havas

Thank god modern soul has found its cool factor with the likes of Lianne la Havas, a silken voiced songstress who slides through jazzy numbers with a calm, collected cool that enchants and infects.

Scritti Politti

Most importantly, make sure you don’t take one step away from the stage when legendary new-wave, synth-indie act Scritti Politti appear. Lead by the enigmatically intelligent Green Gartside, their genre-hopping musical catalogue should have feet moving and sunrays beaming.