Wow. Hackney Weekend opens its gates in less than 2 days. All of our artists are now busy putting the final touches to their sets in order to impress some of the 50,000 strong crowd who will be there each day. One such act is In Search Of, four lads who play the Introducing Stage on Saturday. They were kind enough to answer a few of our questions.
Introduce yourself: We are In Search Of. We like to break the boundaries of many genres (i.e Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop) to make a sound to call our own.
How did you get started in music? We've always been around music, but we fully explored it in our teenage years when we taught ourselves how to play.
What are you looking forward to most about Hackney Weekend 2012? Doing what we love most in front of loads of people and getting our music out to a new and wider audience!
What's the best piece of advice you've been given? Play every gig like it's your biggest. Perform like it's your last!
What would be your tip for Introducing artists to help them get discovered? Create as much media as possible. Use any possible medium to get your music heard. Get all of your friends to share it too!
Who would be your dream collaboration? The Neptunes, Hanz Zimmer, Lee Scratch Perry, Snoop Dogg or RZA. (Such a difficult question!)
Remember, BBC Introducing will be at Hackney all weekend and you can follow our progress and catch up with all the other artists via our Twitter account. The full line-up is on the Hackney Weekend website.