As VISIONS approaches its seventh edition, the Hackney one-dayer has progressively grown each year, adding new venues, spaces and outdoor spots, whilst maintaining a carefully curated and individual approach that has become a firm fixture in the diary for many in the Capital and beyond. Previous consistently sold out years have seen special performances from an internationally acclaimed range of artists including SOPHIE, Young Fathers, The Fat White Family, Idles, Loyle Carner, !!!, Mykki Blanco, Blanck Mass, Jenny Hval, Shame, Holy F*ck, Public Service Broadcasting, Jens Lekman, Poliça, Camera Obscura, ESG, Perfume Genius, The Antlers, Anna Calvi, Lightning Bolt, Andrew WK, Micachu, to name just a few.
VISIONS 2019 is delighted to have White Denim topping the bill – the Texan-rockers released their critically lauded new album this month, and following their headline show at the Roundhouse earlier this year, they’ll return to the UK to play a special set in an intimate setting in order to deliver their consistently excellent live show. Virtuoso talent Anna Meredith is also set to appear, bringing her unique blend of alternative orchestral-pop to the event.
Elsewhere, cult rockers and BBC 6 Music favorites Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs make Visions their exclusive London summer play, following a many months in advance sold-out Scala. Deptford’s Jazz collective Steam Down have been making a splash from nu-jazz blogs to New Yorker full page features, and will touch down in Hackney following a sold out Village Underground show. Dark ambient electronica duo Demdike Stare also make a rare appearance as part of the bill.
VISIONS is thrilled to host some of the best artists from around the world, including Danish punk-rock quartet Iceage who’ll perform songs from their recently released ‘Beyondless’ . From slightly further afield we are delighted to welcome Tuareg desert rock band Imarhan from Algeria. Canadian masked alt-country sensation Orville Peck and Russia’s electronica underground star Kedr kedr Livanskiy will also perform. Joining us from across the channel is Irish lo-fi producer Maria Somerville.
VISIONS will also feature some of the best new local talent on the bill. Hotly tipped UK acts and next big things Squid, Westerman and Black Country, New Road bring their impeccable live performances to the festival, alongside former jazz award winner turned nu-pop star in making Nardeydey. Exciting newcomers Shygirl, Rina Mushonga and otta will complete the first announcement bill
Many more acts and additional aspects of the festival are to be announced in the coming weeks.
And, of course, the now-infamous VISIONS Dog Show will once again return in 2019 - further details to follow.
Focussing on accessibility and highly alternative entertainment, Visions will release early bird tickets today for just £20, with general tickets on sale on Thursday 18th April remaining an affordable £30.00. Tickets are available here.