ILLUMINATIONS announced - Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Field Music, MONEY, MØ
25 Jul 2013
First names announced for Illuminations - our weeklong series of specially curated music and arts events taking place in London during November 3rd-November 10th 2013
Taking place over a week in November in a multitude of venues, ILLUMINATIONS returns for 2013 to present London with a fresh, cross-genre and inspiring programme of creative acts in contemporary music. After the success of Illuminations’ debut last year, which featured an exciting bill of artists including Chromatics, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, How To Dress Well and an immersive theatre performance with all-female choir Gaggle, the Illuminations weeklong showcase is set to once again impress audiences through its unique combination of elements including inimitable performances, bespoke visuals and exhibitions.
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - ELECTRIC BALLROOM - MON 7TH NOV
Illuminations is delighted to announce this year’s first wave of acts and amongst the talent due to perform. Leading the pack of the recent psych-rock revival, US based 3- piece Unknown Mortal Orchestra will make a much anticipated UK return with a special show at Camden’s historic Electric Ballroom on Monday 7th November 2013. The event will be preceded by a free entry screening of the documentary of the Alexandra Palace-hosted 14 Hour Technicolour Dream (1967), originally headlined by Pink Floyd and titled ‘Tonite Let’s all make Love in London’, as well as a post-show psych-disco, both hosted at the nearby Black Heart.
FIELD MUSIC (PERFORMING THE SOUNDTRACK OF DRIFTERS) - ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL - SAT 9TH NOVEMBER
Continuing the theme of music and film, the recently Mercury-nominated Sunderland act Field Music make their only London performance this year – a special new musical response to the seminal silent documentary, Drifters. Commissioned by Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival with support from PRS For Music Foundation, this first London performance will take place at the beautiful setting of Islington Assembly Hall on Saturday 9th November 2013. Drifters (1929) was directed by pioneering Scottish filmmaker John Grierson and follows the working day of a herring fishing fleet as they set sail from the Shetland Islands to battle the elements of the North Sea fishing grounds.
M O N E Y - SECRET VENUE, HACKNEY - WED 6TH NOVEMBER
Fresh from a sold out two night stand at Manchester International Festival and arguably one of the Northern city’s most artful and exciting new acts, M O N E Y will play a special event at a secret venue in Hackney on Wednesday 6th November 2013. Known for blending literature, readings and visuals for their unique and celebrated live performance, the band will curate a memorable night at an exciting new but presently secret warehouse venue space.
MØ - XOYO - TUES 5TH NOVEMBER
Danish electro-pop sensation MØ has been causing a stir with Karen Marie Orsted and her band arguably the most artful and creative of the new wave of ‘Scandi-pop’ artists. Weaving carefully synced imagery and videos into her visceral and invigorating live performance, MØ is already selling out shows Europe over. Celebrating the innovation currently occurring in modern pop, MØ will play a special Illuminations event focusing on popular music’s interactions with visuals at XOYO on Tuesday 5th November 2013. Special guests are to be announced, with additional artists projecting their work within the venue on the night.
Further events, artists and contributors are still to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are available for all events (apart from UMO, which is on-sale now) on-sale Friday 9am here: www.IlluminationsLondon.com