The second London edition of the Iminente festival, which brings together music and art, runs from Friday to Sunday and includes the premiere of a work by Portuguese artist Vhils and British DJ Fatboy Slim.
The festival “explosive, whose mission is to show the new music and new art of lusophone and international roots in an experience of intense collective intimacy,” will take “the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London” for three days.
Curated by Vhils and the Underdogs gallery, the imminent returns to The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, which hosted the first edition of the initiative in the British capital in July last year.
According to the organization, in this edition, “will attend the premiere of a visual work that is born of a collaboration between the renowned British DJ Fatboy Slim and the Portuguese artist Vhils.”
“The multimedia piece combines video and music and was created in a cultural exchange format that saw each of the artists visit the studio of the other in Portugal in England,” says the organization in a statement, which recalls that the DJ was one of the surprises in the the first edition of the festival in Lisbon, in September in the Panoramic of Monsanto, “having performed at the end of the first night in an unannounced spectacle”.
The visual arts lineup includes, in addition to the collaboration between Vhils and Fatboy Slim, the British D * Face, the Portuguese berru collective, Phomer, Robert Panda, The Empty Belly, Vhils and the Spanish duo PichiAvo.
In addition to the interventions that will be scattered around the venue, Underdogs will have on-site “a publishing and publishing store as well as a showcase of unique pieces from several of the artists it represents – including international artists such as Shepard Fairey, Anthony Lister and WK Interact, and Portuguese as ± MaisMenos ±, AkaCorleone, André da Loba, Mário Belém or Wasted Rita, among many others.
The musical poster includes, among others, the Portuguese Kwan, Slimcutz, X-Acto, Yen Sung, Rita Maia, Da Chick and Magazino and the North American Black Milk & Nat Turner Band.
Tickets are limited to 700 per day.
The imminent festival was held for the first time in Oeiras, in 2016. The following year, the Municipal Garden of that city returned to welcome the initiative. This year, the imminent one took place in Lisbon, in Panoramic of Monsanto, where it will be maintained until 2020.