Using the app, traders will be able to communicate directly with visitors to the market, posing them a host of challenges, competitions, party tricks and give-aways. Examples include “Sing the entire Flower of Scotland for a free venison burger” (from The Wild Game Company) or a “Free burrito for anyone with a handlebar moustache” (from Luardos).
In addition to the food, visitors will be able to find that perfect Christmas present at stalls from local designers and retailers; Alternative London, the pied pipers of the East End, will be on site conducting street art workshops; Mulled wine, local brews and live music (including Big Beat Manifesto (members of Riot Jazz) and the Vagabond Trills) will complete the festive atmosphere.
Where: Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, Shoreditch, London. EC1V 9DP
When: Thursday-Saturday 6th-8th December. Open daily, 11am-11pm
App available for download from late November
All information about this extravaganza is available at: www.hitmeup.co/
• The traders will rotate, with a minimum of 15 traders at any one time. The complete list of twenty or so fantastic traders can be seen on the site: www.hitmeup.co/
• Saturday Afternoon: Burger Competition (featuring Street Kitchen, Tongue 'n Cheek, Burger Bear, Bleecker St. Burger, Bhangra Burger, Wild Game Company)
• Music timings (TBC) Thursday night: Big Beat Manifesto; Harriet Starling and The Good Honeys. Friday night: Justin from Spit and Roast on the decks. Saturday daytime: The Vagabond Trills.