Introducing VISIONS – a newly announced London summer festival event on Saturday 10th August spread across three exciting new warehouse spaces around Hackney’s London Fields
!!! (Chk Chk Chk), Cloud Nothings, Jeffrey Lewis, Iceage, Still Corners, Micachu and Tirzah, The Haxan Cloak, Molly Nillson, The Soft Moon, Beacon, the first announced music acts, alongside DIY Record Fair, Netil Food Market and Art Events & Exhibitions
On August 10th 2013, London will see a highly exciting new festival event come to London Fields - VISIONS festival is the brainchild of three of the best independent promoters in London: Rockfeedback Concerts, Sexbeat and Bird on the Wire.
Curated by a group of young tastemakers in the capital, the theory and practice is to collaborate rather than compete. Pooling their resources and using their know-how, networks and relationships with acts across the world and culminating in an event that will be spread across three cutting edge new warehouse venues situated around London Fields, London – Netil House, The Oval Space and New Empowering Church.
Focusing on accessibility and highly alternative entertainment, the festival will be a fairly priced ticket with a wealth of different acts to see and things to do in the city’s best new venues, smack bang in the middle of the void of London in the mid-summer.
The past couple of years has seen Sexbeat present Radfest, a festival that last year garnered the attention of media globally for its DIY ethic and bringing a new festival to a warehouse rather than a field. (“If you’ve ever wondered what the zenith of extreme radness could possibly be, you’ve obviously never come nose to nose with Radfest” – The Guardian). This year they team up with highly active London music promoters Rockfeedback Concerts and Bird On The Wire, in association with new partners Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Nudie Jeans and Loud & Quiet Magazine to refine, expand and create something quite different and larger in scope and scale, with an extremely exciting bill of talent on display.
Amongst the plethora of talent due to appear across the festival in this first announcement, US dance-punk pioneers !!! make a keenly anticipated return in support of their recently released fifth record on Warp Records, “Thr!!!er”. Another returning cult hero, Jeffrey Lewis will make special summer appearance. Two of the most exciting new punk-rock groups around, Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings, and Copenhagen’s Iceage are the first announced acts on is a mouth-watering specified stage of cutting edge heavy sounds that will make up a part of the festival. Guitar music has gone underground, and this year’s bill seeks to celebrate that rather than commiserate.
The festival will focus on diversity and progressive sounds in music, alongside those on the edges of the mainstream. Southbank artist in residence and weird-pop smith Micachu will present unique new music collaboration with Tirzah. Also from the capital, Producer and sonic adventurer The Haxan Cloak will make a special live appearance, and Sub Pop’s Still Corners will bring their blissful soundscape-pop to the festival, in support of their new album “Strange Pleasures”.
Elsewhere, the international nature of the festival will be clear, as Swedish synth-pop artist Molly Nillson appears, alongside Span via LA drone-beat/post punk combo The Soft Moon, and Brooklyn’s exciting new Ghostly-signed electro-pop duo Beacon. Many more acts, including additional headliners and DJs, are still to be announced.
The bill of music on offer will form just one part of the event. There will also be a DIY record fair and a special array of food stalls, courtesy of the famous Netil Market collective - including Lucky Chip burgers, Breddo’s Taco Shack, BAO, popsicles and many more. The DIY and artistic nature of the event will be showcased by exhibitions from local artists, including Bella Kids, XXXX and many more. The festival also features bespoke art direction, with all visual affairs being handled by a fast-rising duo of artists, Stephen Agnew and Robert Wallace.
Further special guests and contributors will be announced for Visions in the coming weeks.
A link to a mixtape of the acts appearing can be found HERE:
The music line-up is below:
!!! - CLOUD NOTHINGS - JEFFREY LEWIS – ICEAGE – THE HAXAN CLOAK - MICACHU & TIRZAH - STILL CORNERS - MOLLY NILLSON - BEACON – NETIL FOOD MARKET – BELLY KIDS – POSTER ROAST – RECORD FAIR – PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Oval Space, 32 The Oval London Borough of Tower Hamlets, E2 9DT
Netil House, 1 Westgate St Hackney, London E8 3RL
Hackney New Empowering Church, 1a Westgate St, E8 3RL
One wristband accesses all venues. Tickets are in four different tiers, and the first pre-sale tier (£19.50) are on-sale now from: www.visionsfestival.com
Canterbury Start PledgeMusic Campaign for New Album
Exciting news for the newest addition to our roster - Canterbury. They have announced a PledgeMusic campaign today for their next album and are joining forces with Hassle Records who will be releasing and distributing the album.
Head over to their website here for full details and pledge to receive their brand new song ‘You Are The One’. There will also be a new 4-track EP, released ahead of the album for each pledger! You can check out the lyric video for the new song here:
UK Tour Dates with Lost Alone and Morain:
19th April – Bournemouth, Sound Circus
20th April – Bristol, Hit The Deck Festival
21st April – Nottingham, Hit The Deck Festival
23rd April – London, The Garage
24th April – Birmingham, The Institute
25th April – Manchester, Deaf Institue
26th April – Newcastle, o2 Academy 2
27th April – Glasgow, Stereo
For all press and radio/tv enquiries please contact Ivano@trailofpress.co.uk
CITY & COLOUR EXCLUSIVE SHOWCASE
After selling out his London show at Bush Hall in less than three minutes, City and Colour is pleased to announce an intimate and exclusive showcase on 4th April at The Islington.
(1 Tolpuddle St, London N1 0XT)
The showcase is an over 18’s competition only ticket and limited to just 30 pairs. The rules are simple:
1. Enter your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send your name, age and location to the above email address with the title ‘City and Colour’
Winners shall be chosen at random on the 2nd April and contacted no later than 12pm on Wednesday 3rd April. All winners must be able to arrive at the venue no later than 8pm on the 4th April as entry cannot be guaranteed after this.
City and Colour has also made available for download a new track called ‘Of Space and Time’ that features off his forthcoming fourth album ‘The Hurry and The Harm’ that is released on 3rd June via Cooking Vinyl/Dine Alone.
City and Colour is currently on tour across the UK as main support to Biffy Clyro. All upcoming dates below
March 26 - Bournemouth bic (bournemouth, uk)* SOLD OUT
March 28 - The 02 (dublin, uk)* tickets
March 29 - Odyssey arena (belfast, uk)* tickets
March 31 - AECC (aberdeen, uk)* SOLD OUT
April 1 - SECC (glasgow, uk)* SOLD OUT
April 3 - The o2 (london, uk)* tickets
June 5 - Bush Hall (London, UK)# SOLD OUT
June 7 - Cafe De La Dance (Paris, FR)# www.fnac.com / www.alias-production.fr
June 9 - Magazzini Generali (Milan, IT)# www.ticketone.it
June 10 - Komplex 457 (Zurich, CH)# www.starticket.ch
June 11 - Den Atelier (Luxembourg, LU)# www.atelier.lu
June 13 - Botanique-Orangerie (Brussels, BE)# http://www.ticketmatic.com
June 14 - Melkweg (Amsterdam, NL)# www.melkweg.nl
June 16 - Lichtburg Theater (Essen, DE)# www.eventim.de
# Headline shows
For all press, online, radio and TV enquiries please contact Ivano@trailofpress.co.uk
HOW TO BE RAD!
The summer has become a time where festivals dominate my every weekend. From May to September i’ll usually be organising my road trips on Google Maps finding the quickest route there-and-back to make the travelling process as least painful as possible. However, when i get to most of these festivals i’m just looking for a quick escape each time. It’s not just the travelling that’s become exhausting it’s the whole experience. On top of this the ever-growing list of festivals that pop up each year is making it harder to choose between what bands i want to see and which fields i want to hang out in. The latter isn’t that important, really.
We used to love Lovvers so imagine how excited we got when we realised we’d be working with Virals, ex-Lovvers frontman, Shaun Hencher, new project. The chap still hasn’t played as Virals live yet but we’ve just gone and announced a few dates and also letting you folk get a peak at a new track – ‘Coming Up With The Sun’.
Still looking for your soundtrack to the summer? Look no further you cheeky little spaniels, Virals is here!