16.02.2011, Words by dummymag

Dazed Live: a new festival of music, art, and ideas

Dazed & Confused announce their inaugural two-day festival in east London on 9th and 10th April.

As one of UK’s most forward-thinking independent magazines, Dazed & Confused stick to their ‘State of Independence’ initiative and plot a new festival to bring together an array of artists, thinkers and advocates from the Dazed cultural sphere.

Spanning a weekend in April (9th and 10th), Dazed Live by day will present a programme featuring talks and exhibitions from digital pioneers, musical mavericks and art rebels. The Dazed Lab talks will showcase the digital and DIY pioneers re-imagining our future in art, design, activism and technology. The series of exhibitions includes the UK debut of ‘Postermat’ from Kathy Grayson’s gallery The Hole and a show from subversive London collective Bare Bones. Dazed Live has also partnered with Levi’s Craft of Music, which will give festival-goers the chance to see exclusive and intimate performances from artists such as Aidan Moffat, formerly of Arab Strap, who will be performing his uniquely witty solo material, with further Craft of Music performances to be announced soon.

Dazed Live by night ushers in a series of gigs and parties across the East End, showcasing international live music acts and DJs, including a headline show from Gang Gang Dance at Village Underground on 9th April, with Factory Floor on the bill for Sunday night. Joining them is About Group, the latest project from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. Two of the UK’s most exciting promoters are taking over XOYO: Greco-Roman Soundsystem, who are presenting a DJ set from Caribou, and Scotland’s most influential club night Numbers featuring Actress.

The full programme will be announced in March.

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