Festival Iminente curated by Portuguese artist Vhils returns to London



Following on from last years first edition, Festival Iminente returns once again invading Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery to brings the soul of Lisbon to the heart of East London. This years edition will see an additional day added, making it a three-day festival of explosive and experimental Portuguese and international art and music.


The upcoming London edition has again been curated by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils and Lisbon’s Underdogs Gallery. Festival Iminente not only offers the chance to immerse yourself in the most innovative new music and art from Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries but also enlists some of the world's most creatively exciting artists and music acts to invade the capital with their best work.



The festival will see the unveiling of a new multimedia collaboration from world-renowned DJ, Fatboy Slim and festival curator and artist Vhils. The collaborative work combines both video and music and was created in a cultural exchange that saw each artist visit each other’s studios in Lisbon and Brighton.

Speaking about the new multimedia work Vhils has said; “I am honored to collaborate with such a global cultural icon, whose music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Fatboy Slim is a fearless and visionary artist much loved in the Portuguese-speaking world. He played an unannounced DJ set at the sell-out Festival Iminente in Lisbon in September to an ecstatic crowd and I can’t wait to unveil this artwork to a British audience.”



Artist line-up 

Visual artists invited to take part in the 2018 edition of the festival include:

Vhils (PT) x Fatboy Slim (UK) collab / Berru collective (PT) / D*Face (UK)(Previously on Hookedblog) / Phomer (PT) / PichiAvo (ES) / Robert Panda (PT) / The Empty Belly (PT) / Vhils (PT)(Previously on Hookedblog), Okuda (SP)|(Previously on Hookedblog), WK Interact (FR), Add Fuel (PT)(Previously on Hookedblog), Anthony Lister (AU)(Previously on Hookedblog), André Saraiva aka Mr Andre (FR).


Street Artist Bordalo II work in London for Festival Iminente

The impressive sculptural work of artist Bordalo II (POR) from the first London edition of Festival Iminente in 2017.


Music Line-Up 

Day 01 / 19th October : 6pm - 3am
DJ Kwan (PT) / DJ SlimCutz (PT) / DJ X-Acto (PT) / Fumaxa (PT) / DJ Marfox + DJ Lilocox (PT) / MC Knowledje (PT / A'dam) / Moullinex DJ set (PT) / Pedro (Enchufada) (PT) / Sam the Kid DJ set (PT) / The Alchemist (USA)

Day 02 / 20th October: 3pm - 3am
Allen Halloween (GB / PT) / Black Milk & Nat Turner Band (USA) / Branko (PT) / DJ Nery (PT) / Magazino (PT) / MC Knowledje (PT / A'dam) / Mizzy Miles (PT) / Rita Maia (PT) / Shaka Lion (PT) / Vado Más Ki Ás (PT) / Yen Sung (PT) / Yuzi (PT

Day 02 / 21st October: 3pm - 9:30pm
CelesteMariposa DJ set (PT) / Cumbadélica (PT) / Da Chick (PT) / Gonçalo Mendonça (PT) / Losless (FR) / MC Knowledje (PT / A'dam) / Mike El Nite DJ set (PT) / Smoke DZA (USA) / Tiago Bettencourt (PT) / Vítor Belanciano (PT)


SIckboy Installation as part of Festival Iminente in East London

3D sculpture work from Bristol based artist Sickboy from the from the first London edition of Festival Iminente in 2017.






Festival Tickets

Tickets are on sale now for Iminentefestival online from ticket website Tickettailor here:
Daily tickets: £20 (Friday and Saturday), £16 (Sunday)
Three-day pass: £40
Tickets are limited to 700 per day.

Iminente Festival Venues

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.
and 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.





Pictured above is the London mural created by artist AKACorleone for the 2017 edition of the Festival Iminente.




Check out the video teaser above for the upcoming London event and keep an eye out for the Underdogs Galleries pop-up in the Truman Brewery over the same weekend. Expect a showcase of unique art pieces, limited edition prints, editions and publications that reflect the galleries work with a roster of cutting-edge international visual artists.

Festival Iminente on Instagram — @festivaliminente
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Related Stories:
AKACorleone London Mural for Festival Iminente
VHILS for the Phytology Project in London.

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