FESTIVAL IMINENTE – ART BEFORE BREXIT
NEW ART AND NEW MUSIC FROM EUROPE’S UNDERGROUND
OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, LONDON
FRIDAY 28 & SATURDAY 29 JULY, 2017
This Summer, a European cultural invasion hits the heart of Brexit Britain as the very first UK edition of Festival Iminente opens at London’s Old Truman Brewery. A two-day festival of explosive and experimental Portuguese art and music, Festival Iminente brings the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London, following its successful debut in the Oeiras region of Lisbon in September 2016.
Curated by Portuguese artist Vhils and Lisbon’s Underdogs Gallery, Festival Iminente not only offers Brits mourning Brexit a chance to immerse themselves in the most innovative new music and art from Portugal but also enlists some of Europe’s most creatively exciting artists to invade the capital with their best work. The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London will overflow with art from a line-up of Europe’s hottest visual artists, creating immersive and in some cases, political pieces tackling the state of Europe and the current human condition. Enter through European Border Control, policed by Portuguese interventionist artist ±MaisMenos± and prepare to party in an alternative European Union of art, music and creativity.
±MaisMenos± (PT), Add Fuel (PT), AkaCorleone (PT), André da Loba (PT), Ben Eine (UK), Bordalo II (PT), Conor Harrington (IRL), Draw & Contra (PT), Halfstudio (PT), Mar (PT), PixelPancho (IT), Sickboy (UK), The Caver (PT), Vhils (PT), Wasted Rita (PT)
28th July: DJ Glue (PT), DJ Kking Kong (PT), DJ Big (PT), Francis Dale (PT), Slow J (PT), DJ Ride (PT), Shaka Lion (PT), Batida presents the Almost Perfect DJ (PT/AO), DJ Nigga Fox (AO)
29th July: DJ Glue (PT), DJ Big (PT), Cachupa Psicadélica (CV), Chullage (PT), Halloween (PT), Scuru Fitchadu (CV), Novelist (UK), Rita Maia presents Migrant Sounds (PT), LV & Joshua Idehen (UK), DJ Firmeza (PT)
Summing up the project, Vhils states: “Festival Iminente is a celebration of a genre of art and music that is capable breaking down walls, barriers and borders and bringing together people from different cultures who share a love for art, ideas, and the will to continue the concept of a real European community. This festival embodies the spirit of creativity, resistance and cooperation that this alternative European community represents in the face of Brexit and the growing tide of intolerance and sectarianism sweeping over Europe.”
Festival Iminente combines the best new music with new art in an experience of intense collective intimacy, with food trucks and a bar that only accepts Euros. We’ll see you there!
FESTIVAL IMINENTE – 28 & 29 JULY, 2017
BRICK LANE YARD & 93 FEET EAST
OLD TRUMAN BREWERY – 91 BRICK LANE, LONDON E1 6QL, UK
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