IN&OUTTONIGHT 56 24 Friday, 31 July 2009 London Lite CLUB TALK By Scott Manson W hen it comes to career lows, seeing top German trance DJ Paul van Dyk eat baked beans in a service station cafeteria comes pretty close. I was doing a day in the life piece on this massively successful spinner, following him around the country with a photographer and his manager. I like beans, he said on our late-night post-gig food stop. As our snapper gamely caught the scene for posterity, I came in with my next tough question. Do you have a favourite brand of beans? heinz. The problem was he was a nice bloke, but very dull. Ive since seen it proved time and again that european trance DJs are boring. Generally, theyre as squeaky-clean as a Blue Peter presenter, and all an interviewer will get is bland platitudes. Yet europes trance DJs are still, by a country mile, the worlds most popular spinners. Van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten WEEKEND FOR JAZZY JIVERS Ronnie Scotts Brit Jazz Festival A celebrAtion of british jazz with sax-heavy performances from more than 100 artists including courtney Pine, evan Parker and Polar bear. Tomorrow-15 Aug, Ronnie Scotts, 47 Frith St, W1 (ronniescotts.co.uk), times and prices vary. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd FOR FESTIE FROLICS Standon Calling boutique music festival set in the grounds of a 16th-century manor house with a line-up featuring ladytron and Hawkwind. Fri-Sun, Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire (standon-calling.com). Adult weekend ticket, 89. Friday tickets 40, Sat tickets, 50, Sun tickets, 35. Rail: Ware FOR MINI MUSOS Underage Festival if tHose pesky adults dont muddy up Victoria Park at tomorrows field Day, then 14- to 18-year-olds will be skipping through the long grass to tinchy stryder, ladyhawke and little boots. Sun, Victoria Park, Hackney E9 (underagefestivals.com), 11am, 26.50. Tube: Bethnal Green MARTHA DE LACEY LAIDBACKANDLOWKEY Top line-up: Little Boots will perform at Underage Festival bY CHRIS bEANLAND Victorias A Round the edge of Victoria Parks lawns and trees, which form the lungs of east London, theres a new scene bubbling away. Bethnal Green, on the western side of the park, has been populated by hipsters for a few years but theres now a circle of great venues around the entire park, including refurbished and newly hip joints such as The Pennethorne and The Britannia. Its the festivals that have made this area exciting, too. A fortnight ago there was a slew of unofficial Lovebox after- parties in Victoria Park Village and Mile End; tonight Tisto plays and tomorrow its Field days turn. But whether you want to drink before, after or even instead of the festivals, Victoria Park is well worth heading east for. Heres our pick of the local hotspots... ThE VicToriA FIELd dAy patrons might like to take advantage of The Vics suitably wonky unofficial after-show tomorrow. Listen to the likes of drums of death and delphic, then stroll over here for The Cramps Fetish night. Theres free entry with a Field day wristband and you can expect B-movie sleaze and grinding surf rock from dJ Jimmy Alucard. Queens of noize held a Lovebox after-party here. 110 Grove Road, E3 (020 8980 6609). Pint of lager 3, G&T 3.30 ThE PENNEThorNE HARd to spell but far easier to fall for, The Pennethorne is the ace new kid on the block. It opened its doors with a Lovebox after-party and had its official opening last night. no dJs -- instead cock an ear for special mixes on the bars sound system made by the music industry mates of owners Sophie Lloyd (from Fatboy Slims Southern Fried Records label) and Richard Bolger (of the much-lauded Marquess Tavern in Islington). 84 Victoria Park Road, E9 (020 8985 2205). Lager 3.20, G&T 3.50 ThEBriTANNiA FoRMERLy too run-down even for the tramps, Victoria Parks Britannia has undergone a much needed makeover. The duo behind it -- dJ and promoter Cymon Eckel and business partner Andrew Maillard -- also masterminded Shoreditchs soaraway success The Findacool festivaland barscenein VickyPark 3 2 1 Party central: Lovebox in Victoria Park index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html