13 Jul 2016

The first wave of acts for this year's series have now been announced!




Rockfeedback are very proud to announce the first wave of acts for ILLUMINATIONS 2016: the fifth anniversary of our annual series of explorations in music, arts and film!

This year, we've got more exciting, boundary-pushing acts designed to stretch your minds and fuel your imaginations than ever.

Here's what's in store so far...

Illuminations 2016 will commence with The Bug presents “Sirens” (Octover 28 at Autumn Street Studios), with special guests joining the artist for a new work blurring the boundaries between live performance and immersive installation, centered around the theme of complications surrounding his son’s birth. 'Sirens' is an avalanche of sound, light and physical sensation.

Next comes a very exciting new event for the series – Blackout (October 30 at Oval Space): an inimitable evening of music on Halloween weekend, performed in complete pitch black darkness at Oval Space, with the special guest performers kept secret up until they are revealed on the night. 

Also taking place at Oval, one of the year’s breakout acts Let’s Eat Grandma invite attendees into the duo’s unique teenage universe on November 2, proffering one-of-a-kind, new pop music in what will be an unmissable adventure – specially designed and created for one night only.

Returning to The Barbican on October 31, the series is thrilled to present a double bill featuring the 'prophet of the piano' that is Ukrainian musician Lubomyr Melnyk, regarded as one of the fastest players in the world. Melnyk will follow a debut UK performance from Mexican electronica artist Murcof's exhilarating new culture clash project with Vanessa Wagner.

After themselves selling out The Barbican earlier this year, Junun - aka Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, English composer and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and Indian ensemble The Rajasthan Express - will perform their landmark album live in London in a very rare live appearance at The Troxy on November 4.

Elsewhere, the series will witness a Berlin-style warehouse screening party with guest DJ sets of cult favourite ‘Run Lola Run’ at Mick's Garage Warehouse on November 4, marking the reissue of its celebrated techno-dominated soundtrack, set to come out on the Bella Union label (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Explosions in the Sky).

Finally, Illuminations heads to South London for a closing Friday night club event curated by German producer, composer and conceptual artist Pantha Du Prince at Electric Brixton on November 11, with fittingly cross-genre guests, following his latest achievement in new album ‘Triad’.

Full details on all of the events can be found over at our series hub and be sure to keep your ears to the ground for more Illuminations events being announced soon...



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