Visions Festival Reaveals Second Wave Of Music Announcements
16 Apr 2015
Visions Festival reveals it's second wave of music announcements including Camera Obscura, Jens Lekman, Shamir, and more
On August 8th 2015, VISIONS festival returns for its third year following the success of two sell-out events, taking place across different warehouse venues, art spaces, courtyards, rooftops, churches and outdoor areas in London Fields.
VISIONS is today excited to announce additional names for the music line-up for what will surely be its biggest and best year yet. Already announced acts include the likes of The Fat White Family, The Antlers, Andy Stott, Toy, Hinds, Peaking Lights, Luke Abbott, Son Lux, alongside many more.
Today’s announcement includes a diverse and thrilling new raft of artists who are also set to appear. Amongst the latest additions, cult Scottish indie-pop faves Camera Obscura will play a special London festival performance and Las Vegas’ Shamir will return to London following the release of his fantastic album on XL Recordings in May. Swedish musician Jens Lekman joins the bill, providing a taste of new material from his forthcoming new album. Elsewhere, the festival is thrilled to announce Swedish pop duo JJ and Florida’s new rock and roll titans Merchandise, and finally hotly tipped London acts PIX and Oscar – fresh new signings to the 4AD and Wichita labels respectively. More artists are still to be announced in the coming weeks.
Building on the success of the first two years, the organisers, a group of young tastemakers and cutting edge promoters (Rockfeedback Concerts, Sexbeat and Bird On The Wire), return with a carefully curated line-up featuring a wealth of alternative music.
Music will only be one offering. The DIY nature of the event will be showcased by exhibitions and installations from local artists. VISIONS also house a special Street Food festival, one-off market stalls, a screen print class and more special events and contributors for this year’s event are still be announced.
Focusing on accessibility and uniquely alternative entertainment, the festival remains a fairly priced ticket (£30), with a wealth of different acts to see and things to do in some of city’s best new venues and spaces smack bang in the middle of the void of London in the mid-summer. This year the festival has added new areas, including the Space Gallery Courtyard, and St John in Hackney Church, with many more acts and happenings at the festival still to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Listen to a playlist of the currently announced acts HERE