The sound of a Cambridgeshire venue making a quiet storm on the UK festival scene is getting louder, albeit unplugged
A hotbed of artistic innovation, Wysing Arts Centre out in Bourn is set to make waves once more this autumn with its boundary-pushing annual music festival. Celebrating the intersection of art and music, the event has now been running for eight years, and was described by Vogue as one of the best independent festivals in the UK.
The 2017 offering, Opaque Poetics, is curated by artist, music producer and DJ, Nkisi, who will also be playing live, along with lauded electronic acts including Nídia, Patten, Abyss X and Tribe of Colin.
Expect an exciting and international blend of musicians, spanning ambient, techno, industrial and soul, plus ambitious installations from visual artists, throughout the 12-hour event, which starts at 1pm on 2 September.
“This is our eighth music festival at Wysing and only the second to be conceptualised and curated by an invited contributor,” says Donna Lynas, Wysing’s director. “The relationship with Nkisi came about through her playing at Wysing in September last year and I am thrilled to be working with her again on the festival. She has pulled together a stunning line-up; one of great clarity and precision.”
Tickets are £25 for the day, and a limited number of camping passes are available for an additional £10.