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Festival Line-Up Update: Convergence, Belsonic, Dimensions and more

By | Published on Friday 11 April 2014


First thing to mention, since it begins imminently – well, next week – is Convergence, a series of East London-wide live shows, talks and events linked by a single theme; the ‘Convergence’ (get it?) between technology and art.

Curated by Ether creator and ex-Meltdown producer Glenn Max, the festival will lend its banner to Bleep’s tenth birthday party at the Barbican on 25 Apr, this featuring Fuck Buttons and Mount Kimbie; and also this year’s Denovali Swingfest, whose line-up includes Anna Von Hausswolff, The Haxan Cloak, Ulrich Schnauss and Hidden Orchestra.

Jacques Greene’s hardware-heavy appearance at St John’s Church, Hackney, on 24 Apr, is also classified as a facet of the Convergence billing, as are Noise Of Art’s previously reported Booka Shade showcase celebrating 100 years of electronica and a screening of sci-fi film ‘Silent Running’ with a live-score by 65daysofstatic.

On the non-live technical side, Convergence will host experimental artist Charlie Kerr aka Loudeswarning’s interactive seminar on ‘100 Years Of Hacking’, a ‘MixCloud curates’ programme of tech, media, marketing and music-based talks led by speakers like The Guardian’s Caspar Llewellyn Smith and Vice’s Matt Elek, and ‘onedotzero_ sound + vision’, a show-and-tell type panel event, MC’d by Coldcut’s Matt Black, Lemon Jelly’s Fred Deakin, and onedotzero’s Shane Walter, and dedicated to the intersection between the visual and sonic arts.

So, that’s all quite a lot to take in. Look at a nice, simple(r) lay-out of the programme via the Convergence site, and in that same simplistic spirit, check the latest additions to line-ups at existing festival bills here:

BEACONS, Funkirk Estate, Skipton, North Yorkshire, 7-10 Aug: Action Bronson, xxyyxx, DaM-FunK, Greg Wilson.

BELSONIC, Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 15-22 Aug: Example, Biffy Clyro, Kodaline, Queens Of The Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, Tom Odell, Black Rivers, Little Matador.

CONVERGENCE, various venues, London, 18-27 Apr: Hannah Peel, Sculpture and Three Trapped Tigers.

DIGIFEST, Eventim Apollo, London, 4 May: Union J.

DIMENSIONS, Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia, 27-31 Aug: Warpaint, Daphni, Theo Parrish, Robert Hood, Ben Knlock, Marcel Dettman, Jackmaster & Oneman, Kelela, The Internet, Special Request, Onra, Tama Sumo, Nick Hoppner, Peter Dundov, Trus’Me, Flako, Calibre, Rosie Lowe, Gogo Penguin, Matthew Halsall Trio, Kutmah, Ilija Rudman, Greg Beato, Si Tew, Eddy Ramich, Miss Sunshine, Barker, Planas, Jabru, Jet Letts, Lixo Jonny Dub.

HOWTHELIGHTGETSIN, various venues, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, 22 May – 1 Jun: Mr Scruff, Emmy the Great, Alexis Taylor, Andrew Weatherall, Hot Chip DJs, The Hoosiers, Molotov Jukebox, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Electric Swing Circus, Fight the Bear, The Zen Hussies, Laid Blak, Orlando Seale, Funky Dung, Krome Angels, Moya, Josephine And The Artizans, Carrie Tree, London Afrobeat Collective, Moulettes and more.

ISLE OF DREAMS (ISRAEL), 7-9 Aug: Alesso, Apollonia, Autoerotique, Avicii, Axwell, Chuckie, Carnage, Danny Avila, Fedde le Grand, Infinity Ink, Jamie Jones, JP Candela, Kaz James, Nervo, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, R3hab, Sasha, Steve Aoki.

ISLE OF DREAMS (SWITZERLAND), 8-10 Aug: Above & Beyond, Alesso, Apollonia, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Chuckie, Eva Shaw, Fedde le Grand, Gareth Emery, Jamie Jones, JP Candela, Kaz James, Nervo, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Sasha, Sebastian Ingrosso, Zedd.

ISLE OF DREAMS (TURKEY), Anatalya, 5-7 Aug: Above & Beyond, Alesso, Apollonia, Autoerotique, Avicii, Chuckie, Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, JP Candela, Kaz James, Nervo, Onur Ozer, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, R3hab, Sasha, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki.

JERSEY LIVE, Royal Jersey Showgrounds, 30-31 Aug: Duke Dumont, Mark Knight, Redlight, Eton Messy DJs, Cagedbaby, Catz N Dogz.

RAMSBOTTOM FESTIVAL, Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Bury, Lancashire, 19-21 Sep: British Sea Power, Levellers, Cara Dillon, Admiral Fallow, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Keston Cobblers Club, Randolph Swain & The Red Lights, Mad Dog Mcrea, The Shee, Marcus Malone Band, Lisbee Stainton, Jo Harman, Harp And A Monkey, Gorgeous George.

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