Festival Embassy is our new series of feel good micro-festivals brought to you from our House in the heart of Soho. The second on Saturday 6th May will bring London’s much loved Field Day to our Georgian townhouse for an evening of entertainment curated with Eat Your Own Ears.

We caught up with the Eat Your Own Ears gang to have a little chin-wag and ask them a few questions before next week’s festival fun!

What can we expect from Festival Embassy x Eat Your Own Ears at The House of St Barnabas?
You can expect an eclectic mix of entertainment, from live performances in the Chapel, DJs sets in the Garden Room to film screenings of the cult music documentary ‘A Poem is a Naked Person’. The HoSB kitchen will be serving a special festival inspired menu so you can kick back and relax in the garden whilst listening to some great music.

We’re really excited about the line-up; can you tell us a little bit about it?
We have live sets from Turner Prize winning artist and musician Martin Creed, upcoming electro-folk artist Stevie Parker, and iconic Scottish folk musician James Yorkston. Each artist will bring something unique to the surroundings of the chapel; we can’t wait to see them all perform!

Eat Your Own Ears is strongly rooted in it’s eclectic choices and we have mirrored this in our bookings, with DJ sets from Flamingods, Jagwar Ma and The Invisible; you can expect the music to range from world to psych, dance, electronica and more.

We believe in ‘paying it forward’, for every ticket sold we’ll be giving one to someone who isn’t able to afford one themselves. Why do you think it’s important to open up access to culture?
Culture and the arts help to make the world a better place. Music is such an emotive art-form, helping people through the ups and downs of life, providing an escape from the every-day. Live music especially can be such a life-changing experience, we believe everyone should be able to access this.

What makes Field Day unforgettable?
As with EYOE, Field Day strives to bring together an eclectic mix of music, allowing people to discover new artists. You can go from one end of the site to the other and pass by an upcoming guitar band, an iconic African artist, through the village fete area with it’s bandstand (including the Farnborough Concert Band of the British Legion!) and on to electronic artists and techno DJs. Whatever your taste Field Day will have something to suit it!

What do you think makes HoSB a special place to enjoy music?
The beautiful surroundings of the Chapel are really special and create a warm intimacy to watch the live acts. The Garden Room and outdoor area are great for taking a break and relaxing. To have such a beautiful old building right in the heart of Soho is something quite rare and that’s what makes it so special.

HoSB: What songs are you currently pressing repeat on?
Stevie Parker – The Cure
Flamingods – Kewali
Dama Scout – Paper Boy
Loyle Carner – Ain’t Nothing Changed

If you love nothing more than an evening of really good music then we’d love to see you at Festival Embassy where DJ sets and acoustic sounds will keep you dancing into the night. To find out more and book your tickets just click hereGrab your Festival Embassy tickets now and be in with a chance to win tickets to Field Day in June!

Pay it forward – for every ticket we sell, one will be given to someone who has been affected by homelessness, opening access to culture, live music and our home in Soho with social inclusion at its heart.