Visions Festival is back in London this August and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has all the details of its first wave of artists.
The London based, Visions festival has recently announced its first group of acts for this year’s event.
Now in its seventh year, the East London all-dayer will take place on Saturday August 3 across numerous venues including Oval Space, Hangar, London Fields Brewhouse, Pickle Factory, Sebright Arms, Space Studios Courtyard & Carpark and Netil 360.
On the back of their new album Side Effects, Texan outfit, White Denim, return to the UK to headline this year’s event after their tour in February which saw them play the O2 Academy in Liverpool.
In what looks to be shaping up as one of the most eclectic and niche line-ups for the festival season in the country, this is certainly one to note in your diaries as a must see.
Danish punk-rock quartet Iceage are back in the country on the back their 2018 long-player, Beyondless, while Getintothis’ faves, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, bring their rancorous brand of primal rock to East London on the back of their brilliant album, King Of Cowards in what will be their only London show this summer.
Tuareg psychadelic desert rockers, Imarhan, also return to the country after their brilliant performance at District last year.
The buzz artist to unravel so far in 2019, Orville Peck, is set to unleash his AM radio campfire songs about the trials and tribulations about love and broken down relationships, all through the scope of something akin to Johnny Cash and Elvis trading war stories in a sauna.
Peck‘s new album, Pony, has caused quite the stir with the dusty road troubadour set to play sold out shows on his forthcoming US tour.
There’s plenty of soundscapes to tickle the fancy of those partial to beats, too, headed up by a rare performance by Demdike Stare who released the double EP, Passion, in November last year.
Russia’s electronica underground operator, Kedr kedr Livanskiy, the Queen of twisted alternative orchestral-pop in Anna Meredith and Irish lo-fi producer, Maria Somerville add further weight to this impressive line-up of acts.
Like previous years, Visions have also handpicked some of the best new local talent, which includes Squid, Westerman, Black Country New Road, Nardeydey, Shygirl, Rina Mushonga and Otta.
The full-line-up so far is below, with more acts and additional programs of the festival to be announced in the coming weeks.
With early bird tickets already sold out, general tickets are now on sale for £30 plus booking fee. Tickets are available here.