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 Mais Menos and prepare to party in an alternative European Union of art, music and creativity.
Iminente is an immersive festival bringing the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London. It started one year ago, under the curatorship of Vhils. Iminente was created with the mission to celebrate the flourishing multicultural creative atmosphere that is permeating Lisbon. The 3-days journey was a statement of raw expression and artistic provocation.
This time around, the line-up represents the musicians and artist on the vanguard of the city’s culture. They are the ones willing to push their art forms in new directions. They challenge, question, expose and explore.
Everything that will happen at Iminente will be new, fresh, unpublished, experimental. It will feel exciting, energetic, transient, course-shifting.
Immerse yourself in this unique display of intense collective intimacy, celebrating the explosive, urban, vital, ephemeral and unpredictable nature of creativity in Lisbon.
±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)
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)
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.
Date(s) – 28/07/2017 – 29/07/2017
The Truman Brewery
FESTIVAL IMINENTE – 28 & 29 JULY, 2017
BRICK LANE YARD & 93 FEET EAST
OLD TRUMAN BREWERY – 91 BRICK LANE, LONDON E1 6QL, UK