Wysing’s upcoming meta-universal music festival is nearly upon us. Taking its cues from the themes of alternate states and multiple identities, Space-Time: The Multiverse brings together some of the best genre-bending experimental artists in this or potentially any Universe.
Spanning multi-instrumental otherness to future funk, field recordings and modular synthesizer dance collaborations, the line-up promises an out-of-body immersion in a whole range of delightful esoterica. This year the main stage will be situated in the centre of Wysing’s gallery, a move which allows for a more all-sensory artistic experience with curated visual interactions and inteventions.
If like me you respond to an invite to 12 hours of experimental music with “yes, I want it in my face this instant,” this is probably the festival for you. Here’s the line-up:
Bamboo / Beatrice Dillon / Bruce Gilbert and BAW / Cup / Drill Folly / Ectopia / Joey Fourr / James Holden with Lucy Suggate / Jen Allan DJ / Klara Lewis / Laura Buckley / LoneLady / Orlando / Peepholes / Ravioli Me Away / Rose Kallal & Mark O Pilkington / Squares and Triangles / The Fish Police / Tomaga
The event builds upon the legacy of 2014’s female-centric line-up (Reading and Leeds take note) by being one of the few festivals that actively seeks out and provides a platform for female, queer and trans artists.
You will find all of this and more happening at Wysing Arts Centre in Bourn. Day passes are £40, with further tickets available inclusive of camping or travel from London / Cambridge train station. Tickets are available to purchase here.
Words from Wesley Freeman-Smith.