Now in it's second year, Visions Festival is a diverse musical festival with added food, art and various other activities (including an arm-wrestling competition refereed by Andrew WK!). Set in various locations around London Fields, it's almost like a mini SXSW, with punters changing venues between bands, popping into the local shops, bars and markets, or just hanging out on the sun-drenched rooftops at The Oval Soace and Netil 360.
|Cheatahs rocking The Laundry basement 2/8/14|
First up for me was a trip to The Laundry (no prizes for guessing what it used to be) to see Cheatahs. They played with loads of energy despite their early afternoon spot, filling the basement venue with reverberating guitars and melodic hooks.
|Jaakko Eino Kalevi at the Oval Space 2/8/14|
Emerging blinking into the sunlight it was time for a brisk walk round to The Oval Space to see Finland's Jaakko Eino Kalevi. His brand of minimal electro-dance-pop perhaps deserved a darker, more intimate setting but I'm sure he gained some new fans.
|Songhoy Blues live in London 2/8/14|
|Dirty Beaches, The Oval Space, London 2/8/14|
|Sun streaming into the Oval Space|
|Young Fathers at The Oval Space, London 2/8/14|
|Jacco Gardner, live in London 2/8/14|
|Perfume Genius, London 2/8/14|
To summarise: 4 venues, 8 acts from almost as many countries, sunshine, good vibes, good organisation, and all for £25. Visions Festival, I salute you. See you next year