• Oval Space & The Pickle Factory & Canvas
  • Saturday 7th Aug 2021
  • 13:00 - 12:00
  • Facebook Event

VISIONS FESTIVAL 2021


BILLY NOMATES • CAROLINE • FALLE NIOKE • FAMOUS • FLOHIO • FOLLY GROUP • GAIKA (DJ SET) • GROVE • GIRL RAY • JOVIALE • KAI KWASI • KEYAH/BLU • LORAINE JAMES • LOW ISLAND • MARTHA SKYE MURPHY • NINE8 COLLECTIVE • PORIJ • PORRIDGE RADIO • TONY NJOKU • WU-LU • YARD ACT


VISIONS festival is delighted to announce a special return for 2021. The East London multi-venue festival will take place this year with a celebratory, community and new music focused return to live on Saturday 7th August 2021.

As VISIONS approaches its eight edition, the Hackney one-dayer has progressively grown in size each year, adding new venues, spaces and outdoor spots, whilst maintaining a carefully curated and individual approach that has become a firm fixture in the diary for many in the Capital and beyond. Previous consistently sold out years have seen special performances from an internationally acclaimed range of artists including Idles, Young Fathers, SOPHIE, Fat White Family, Loyle Carner, Shame, Perfume Genius, Anna Calvi, Squid, Mica Levi, Anna Meredith, Black Midi, Shygirl, !!!, Mykki Blanco, Blanck Mass, Jenny Hval, Shame, Holy F*ck, Iceage, Jens Lekman, Poliça, Camera Obscura, ESG, to name just a few.

VISIONS is today excited to share a different 2021 line-up for a different year, and a chance for the Visions audience to be together again. Visions 2021 will be an intimate celebration event with a community spirit focused to one dedicated concise area using different spaces around the Oval compound, allowing a simple but exciting focus on music and being together, first and foremost.

A first for the event is this year’s edition will feature UK acts only – an aspect different for the internationally focused event. Whilst a change, it has allowed the festival to really shine a light on the excitement of such great new music being created in the country, so much of which has not had the chance to yet appear live. The festival continues to be a beacon for alternative artists, offering an easy-going, inexpensive take on the festival experience

VISIONS 2021 is delighted to have Billy Nomates and Porridge Radio making special London festival appearances. Following the release of acclaimed albums from both (and a Mercury nomination from the latter) – the event will allow much anticipated outings for these important new artists ahead of a sold out/upgraded Autumn tours. Brighton’s Girl Ray will also play a special afternoon set debuting new material.

Exciting breaking bands fill the bill. Manchester-based newcomers Porij, post-punk Leeds quartet Yard Act and capital buzz-acts Folly Group, Famous, Kai Kwasi, Wu-Lu, Caroline and Nine8 Collective – the latter a genre-defying supergroup making a rare appearance.

As ever musical variety and diversity is key for the line-up, with hotly tipped rapper and recent Mixmag cover star Flohio, the experimental electronica of Gaika who will present a special DJ set, percussionist Falle Nioke, DJ and producer Grove, doom-folk newcomer Martha Skye Murphy and Keyah/Blu all bringing a truly wide spectrum of vital new music.

Additional aspects of the festival and more music acts are to be announced in the coming weeks. In an unprecedented showing of support from the festival audience, half of the tickets for the special festival one-off have already been sold, but the remainder are on-sale now.


LET’S KEEP SAFE

LET’S KEEP DANCING

LET’S GET A TEST

We are delighted to be staging Visions this year, let’s make sure we look after each other! Throughout the day, we kindly ask that you: Do not come to the festival if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Whilst it is not mandatory, we strongly encourage the wearing of masks when moving around inside venues or using the bathrooms / bars. There will also be multiple hand-sanitiser stations available. Throughout the day, please respect personal space and be kind and thoughtful to others - we’re all easing back into this. There are outdoor spaces available for if you need a break at any point and the Visions team are there for if you have questions on anything.

In order to enter Visions this year, either of the following is required: Proof of negative lateral flow test taken within 24hrs. We will accept a confirmation email or text after you have reported your result here: www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result Proof of negative PCR test taken within 48hrs. We will accept a confirmation email, text or printout OR registered with your NHS Covid-19 app It’s been a long time coming and we can’t wait to do this again. We know that if we all do our part, we can get back to enjoying live music together for good.

We believe these measures are the best way to keep you, our staff, our artists and our community as safe as possible. Thank you for your understanding and kindness at this time.

We’ll see you out there!


This event is 18+ Please bring ID