Retro Future Fest II - London
Retro Future Fest is back for its second installment at '229 the venue' in London boasting two rooms of Amazing acts from the UK and overseas!
For those of you that dont know, Retro Future Fest is a celebration of all things Retro! From the music, the 80s lifestyle, and movie vibes to gaming, lights, neon and lazers! Prepare to jump back in time to another dimension!
Featuring local and international live newwave, retrowave and synthwave artists and DJ’s, this party promises to be a nostalgic trip through down memory lane you won't ever forget.
Retro Future fest II - General Release // £25 (+ booking fee)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
COSPLAYERS OF THE 80S
LIVE GLITCH STATION
80S AND SCIFI ART
LIGHTS AND LAZERS
We are excited to announce all three waves of acts who will be performing at RFFII!
Italian synthwave legend Vincenzo Salvia
[UK LIVE DEBUT]
Born in 1983 in Potenza, Southern Italy Vincenzo has been playing music for most of his life, In summer 2011 he took on the name Vincenzo Salvia where he started to work also for TV commercials (Mediaset) and soundtracks, summer of 2012 was when he released his first true inspired “Outrun” album: “Voyage” Where he officially entered into the “Synthwave” scene.
Welcoming back NINA
As heard on Mercedes Benz (TV ad), MTV, BBC Radio 1, New Retro Wave, Clash Music, Idolator & more, Nina brings a stunning Mix of epic synthpop and amazing vocals to Retro Future Fest II.
London-based synthwave band The Department
The Department is a London-based Anglo-Swedish synthwave outfit with powerful songs and a penchant for classic electro and new-wave, with a new member added exclusively for Retro Future Fest they are going to give you a show not to be missed!
Dynamic synthwave duo IVERSEN
IVERSEN is a collaborative music project fronted by London based producers Josh Iverson and Jonny Royall. Dabbling in nostalgia, synths and electro beats, IVERSEN delivers music that promises to take you back to 1985.
One of the greatest artists working today Duett
Duett stuns synthwave fans with releases Horizons, Borderline and the Connections EP.
Live in London for the first time for Retro Future Fest!
Lets take you back with VHS Dreams
Genre legend VHS Dreams delivers the goods. Bringing music styles such as Synthpop, Outrun, Vaporwave and Synthwave. This is one incredible act you wont want to miss!
French electronic music composer Maethelvin
[UK LIVE DEBUT]
An Electronic / Synthwave musician from Nantes, France, and member of the VALERIE Collective. With inspiration from artists as @Jan Hammer and Giorgio Moroder
, Maethelvin has made electronic music since 2007 and plays live together with artists as College and Forgotten Illusions. Releasing singles since 2007 he released his debut album CS005 in 2015. Honoured to have him onboard, you are going to love it .
OMG! its Waveshaper Official
An Electronic / Synthwave musician from Sweden. Inspired by artists like Jean-Michel Jarre
and Daft Punk
as well as 80s movie music, his music is Retro Futuristic oriented and composed with a variety of hardware synthesizers, such as ARP 2600, Roland Jupiter-4 and Korg MS-20.
A living legend in the scene and one of the greatest acts you will see live. You wont want to miss this.
The artist formerly known as Beat'em Max, its Player One
Player One is a Synth artist from Bristol, UK. Pushing the boundaries of both Synthwave & Darksynth whilst testing the elasticity of the genres into something fun and fresh. Live for the first time & with extra Players joining him on stage at this years Retro Future Fest!
Dark & horror synth artist Star Noir
After his first successful year in music, Star Noir is back to kick 2018 in the balls.
His upcoming album 'Society' is darker and more industrial than anything he has done before, with influences such as Perturbator, GOST, Nine Inch Nails, Fad Gadget and Throbbing Gristle.
He is back at Retro Future Festival with a whole new live show, which is sure to blow your faces off.
Retro-Futuristic Synthwave & Dark-synth Music from Occams Laser
Hailing from the secluded Isle of Wight; Occams Laser brings a blend of satanic imagery and aggressive synthesised sounds! Playing live for the first time ever at Retro Future Festival.
Retrowave Legend Robert Parker
Robert Parker takes elements from 1980's music and movies, as well as from French house and disco. His album Crystal City was released on NewRetroWave
Records collaborating with Waveshaper Official
and also Maethelvin
from the VALERIE collective. In 2017 he unleashed the EP "Awakening" on Lazerdiscs Records
Records, also appearing on the Lakeshore Records
compilation "Rise Of The Synths" and in 2018 on the soundtrack to the motion picture Videomannen
also released on Lakeshore Records. He works hard and plays hard! One of the best live acts in the world. Please join us in welcoming Robert Parker to London this July!
Hail Finland! Heres NightStop
We are over the moon to bring you one of the greatest artists working today for his UK Debut!
But thats not all... he will be bringing a full band for the ULTIMATE NIGHTSTOP EXPERIENCE. 🔥🔥
NightStop hails from Jyväskylä, Finland to bring you fresh new retro 80's electric sounds.
His music is strongly influenced by 80's cyberpunk movies, videogames and beautiful girls with big hair. NightStop is specifically intended for your hifi stereo cassette player as you drive your Ferrari F40 into the night in Miami. Going from strength to strength, his work is some of the finest out there. You will definitely not want to miss this.
Welcoming Dj She-Ra
(London, UK) to Retro Future Fest II who will be spinning some Retro tracks in between to acts and winding down the night with the best in synthwave!
Australian made, London living, dj SHE-RA has been spinning for 15yrs in alternative scenes around the world, through London, Ibiza, Berlin, Brighton, Belfast, Warsaw, Melbourne & Sydney.
The 80s started her passion for synthesisers which then spread into italo disco and now synthwave, retrofuture wave and outrun. SHE-RA runs the first regular italo/synthwave night in London called 'Chiaroscuro' in Hackney. Come along to be transported onto a dark disco synth neon spaceship zooming through the stars!
ARTISTS AND MERCH
As well as a fantastic line up, we will be showcasing art from some amazing retro and 80's inspired graphic designers!
All the way from Germany we have Mizucat
with her own stall of artwork and merchandise.
Also featuring some amazing Glitch/Retro artwork from Hungarian artist Adoryanti
Get your glitter on! With Neon glitters and 80s face painting from a professional Make-Up artist!
LIVE GLITCH STATION
All the way from Paris we are glad to bring ≈sheglitchr
on board with a live glitch station packed with 80s loops on old skool crts!
Over 18s only. Challenge 21 will be in affect so bring ID to avoid disappointment.
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