Visions Festival 2014
Event sold out.
- Saturday 2nd Aug 2014
- 14:00 - 15:00
Visions Festival 2014
Event sold out.
"The festival returns for its second year following its sellout first event in 2013 - taking place across different warehouse venues, spaces and outdoor areas in London Fields
On August 2nd 2014, London will see the return of a highly exciting and fresh new event in the capital, taking place around London Fields - VISIONS festival. Last year saw the launch of Visions – a hugely successful event that featured performances from the likes of !!!(Chk Chk Chk), F*cked Up, Cloud Nothings, Jeffrey Lewis, The Haxan Cloak and many more, to widespread public and critical acclaim. There was a noticeably special and exciting atmosphere across the whole day of the festival. Whilst sold out, the queues for bars were never long, clashes infrequent and there was the type of relaxed and warm-feeling community night out many people felt wasn’t possible in London, yet it was full of international talent and people from all over.
The festival returns this year with a wonderfully diverse and carefully curated line-up featuring a wealth of alternative music from around the globe.
VISIONS festival is delighted to announce Poliça in it’s first music line-up, Following the release of their critically acclaimed top 40 album ‘Shulamith’, the breakthrough band top the bill with a special London summer performance. Visions is also delighted to welcome a host of highly innovative and talented US acts, including the party legend that is Andrew WK for a special exclusive London appearance as part of his “Possessed by Partying tour” – promising ‘a no-hold barred setting designed for maximum fun’. Alongside this, the likes of Baths, The Range, Sean Nicholas Savage and Perfect Pussy complete the trans-Atlantic contingent. The best in the UK underground will be represented again in this year’s line-up, with the first acts announced including the fast-rising The Fat White Family, Eagulls, Rainer and more. Elsewhere, Dutch psych-act Jacco Gardner, Scottish Electronica from Young Fathers, and antipodeans Yumi Zuma and Josef Salvat complete the bill announced so far.
Music will only be one offering as part of the event. The DIY and artistic nature of the event will be showcased by exhibitions from local artists, including a showing from London based collective Skull Paradise, a Tattoo Art show and Record fair. Visions also houses a special Comic Book Fair by Breakdown for this year’s event, and there will be a unique 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 festival’s local and original approach also features bespoke art direction, with all visual affairs being handled by a much-celebrated duo of artists, Stephen Agnew and Robert Wallace.
POLIÇA - ANDREW W.K VERY SPECIAL SOLO SHOW - PERFUME GENIUS - BATHS - UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS - THE RANGE - FAT WHITE FAMILY - EAGULLS - TRUST - YOUNG FATHERS - PERFECT PUSSY - SOPHIE - LOWER - ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER - JACCO GARDNER - ARABROT - EYEDRESS - ALVVAYS - JAAKKO EINO KALEVI - ALICE BOMAN - JOSEF SALVAT - YUMI ZOUMA - SONGHOY BLUES - FLAMINGODS X BONEYARDS - KIRAN LEONARD - RAINER - IYES - MOON GANGS
Curated by a group of young tastemakers and cutting edge promoters in the capital (Rockfeedback Concerts, Sexbeat and Bird On The Wire), the theory and practice is to collaborate rather than compete, focusing on something creative, progressive and new first and foremost, in an intimate and welcoming festival set-up within London. This year they will be joined by returning partners Sailor Jerry, and new partners Fader Magazine and London In Stereo, helping to refine and expand the scope and scale of the event, with an extremely exciting bill of talent on display.
We are excited to add Visions Market to the festival this summer. This will take place in the Laundry Canteen and feature an exhibition from illustration collective Skull Paradise, tattoo exhibition from Liam Sparkes, Breakdown Press comic book fare and Flash Back Records stall. All items for sale.
Skull Paradise have designed us an exclusive Visions print that will be available to buy in a variety of colours on t shirts, baseball t shirts, risograph posters and tote bags filled with goodies. Perfect to carry home all your new purchases!
Visions is pleased to announce the return of the fantastic Netil Rooftop space to Visions this year. The rooftop will not only be a great place to hang out between band performances and drink, there will be a Sailor Jerry Rum Shack, BBQ and hot tubs!
Brooklyn Beer have also partnered with the festival.
“Visions is proud to join The Brooklyn Brewery Mash, a festival of what’s next in food, film, music, comedy, books & beer. The Mash hits London from Jul 26 – Aug 2, for a week of dinner parties, stand-up, literary events, classes, beer bashes and more. Stop by The Laundry for pours of new, barrel-aged and rare Brooklyn beers not normally found in the UK. Go here for more about The Mash.”
Oval Space, 32 The Oval London Borough of Tower Hamlets, E2 9DT
The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road London E8 3FN
Hackney New Empowering Church, 1a Westgate St, E8 3RL
London Fields Brewhouse, 365-366 Warburton St, London E8 3RR
One wristband accesses all venues. Tickets go on-sale at 9am on March 4th (£25)
Doors 2pm, 18+