Visions Festival announces first wave of musical acts

Visions Festival is excited to announce its first wave of music acts and additional non-music events. The East London multi-venue festival returns on Saturday 5th August 2017 for its fifth edition.

Previous years have seen special performances from an internationally acclaimed range of artists including Young Fathers, The Fat White Family, Jens Lekman, Poliça, Camera Obscura, ESG, Perfume Genius, Loyle Carner, !!!, Songhoy Blues, Mykki Blanco, Elf Kid, Lightning Bolt, Anna Calvi, The Haxan Cloak, Perfume Genius, Micachu, Let’s Eat Grandma, Hinds, The Japanese House, and many more. Visions has progressively grown each year adding new venues, spaces and outdoor spots within London Fields, and has become a firm favourite for many in the local area and beyond.

For Visions 2017 the festival welcomes cult heroes Liars to top the bill, this will be one of their first UK shows since their 2014 released album ‘Mess’. Electronic producer SOPHIE also joins VISIONS for a rare London performance. We are excited to announce Norwegian producer and singer Jenny Hval, who landed in various 2016 album end of year lists including FACT magazine’s number one spot for her critically acclaimed album ‘Blood Bitch’, her Sacred Bone’s label mate Blanck Mass is back to perform for a second time at VISIONS following the recently released ‘World Eater’.

A handful of talented US acts also join the bill, including rapper ZEBRA KATZ, Brooklyn-based punk band The Men and quirky indie outfit Frankie Cosmos. We are also excited to have Latin American musician Helado Negro perform following the release of his fifth studio album ‘Private Energy’ last year. Some of the best talent from the South of London are set to perform at VISIONS this year, including the hotly tipped Shame, Rough Trade-signed newcomers Goat Girl and fast-rising MC Benny Mails. Last but not least, R&B meets folktronic duo IDER and Tel Aviv-based artist Noga Erez both join the bill. Many more acts are still to be announced in the coming weeks.

LIARS, SOPHIE, JENNY HVAL, BLANCK MASS, FRANKIE COSMOS, SHAME, THE MEN, GOAT GIRL, ZEBRA KATZ,

NOGA EREZ, HELADO NEGRO, IDER and BENNY MAILS announced for the festival’s fifth anniversary edition

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