Festival Iminente is under two weeks away, which means if you don’t have tickets you better get some! For those who may not have heard of it yet, here’s what you need to know:
1) What is it about?
The two-day festival is curated by street artist, Vhils, which means it will no doubt be buzzing with creativity, the project will combine new music, beautiful art and great food – everyone’s favourite things.
However, the true concept behind the festival is to create a sense of community, bringing people from different cultures together to enjoy the innovative work from all that are involved in the festival.
2) Why London?
In the face of Brexit this is exactly what London needs, the country has been swept with intolerance and sectarianism and this event aims to build a real European community. Visitors will even have to change their pounds for a unique Euro which can be used as a token to buy beer – all other food and drink can be paid for in pounds.
Vhils has gathered a selection of his personal favourite artists and musicians, who have come from all over Europe to represent their country’s diversity and multicultural background, with the main focus on Portugal, Vhils’ hometown.
“Taking this festival to London has been a long process but a great experience. We started working on this soon after we held the first edition in Portugal, last September, with several fantastic teams who've been helping out with the selection of artists and music” – Vhils
3) What can visitors expect?
Something that warms the heart, heals the mind and probably lands you with a cracking hangover and a new-found creativity. The long list of artists includes Sickboy, Conor Harrington and Pixel Pancho, as well as many Portuguese artists such as Wasted Rita, Mais Menos and of course Vhils…
…But the list doesn’t end there with the festival enlisting the help of a range of music acts, here’s the two-day line-up:
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 (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)
“Visitors can expect two days of partying, raw expression and artistic provocation. A perfect blend of sounds and artworks that aim at creating an intensive collective experience. Festival Iminente London is an act of friendship to show London and the UK that, despite the Brexit drama, we can still be best mates!” - Vhils
4) Where is the festival being held? Do you need a ticket?
The festival will be held at London’s Old Truman Brewery, and yes, you will need a ticket, here are the details:
Dates: 28th July & 29th July 2017
Address: Brick Lane Yard & 93 Feet East Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
5) Last but certainly not least, what is Vhils’ favourite thing about this project?
“My favourite thing about this project is the creative vitality that the work of these artists and musicians represents. Lisbon is on fire right now, and we want to share this with the world.”
So, there you have it, 5 reasons to get yourself a ticket and join in one of the most exciting festivals this summer!