- Words Miriam Balanescu
VISIONS Festival in the heart of Hackney has confirmed its return this summer and revealed its first wave of artists.
From East London and in its eighth year, VISIONS Festival boasts a stellar line-up of emerging artists, returning this time with a firm and vibrant community feel.
Though taking place in multiple venues, in 2021, VISIONS Festival will revolve around the Oval compound: this centralisation will lend the event a richer sense of community. Another change is that only UK artists will be invited to perform, in the hope that alternative and up-and-coming artists will be given the vital opportunity to gig live.
Among those summoned to the stage are Billy Nomates and the Mercury Prize-nominee Porridge Radio, who have both recently released lauded albums, Brighton’s Girl Ray, a pick and mix of bands, from Manchester’s Porij, Leeds’ post-punk Yard Act, Folly Group, rock boundary-pushers Famous, jazz-fusion Kai Kwasi, Wu-Lu, caroline to NiNE8 Collective. Rapper and Mixmag cover star Flohio will also grace the stage, along with experimental-electro artist Gaika, percussionist Falle Nioke, DJ Grove, Martha Skye Murphy and Keyah/Blu. For one day only, Saturday 7th August is your chance to catch this incredible line-up live.
More is to be announced about further artists soon. Tickets are available here.