London, get ready for Retro Future Festival
Seven days from now, London’s Southbank will be hosting what is already setting out to be the undisputed Retro gathering of the summer. European retroheads, mark your calendars on July 27th if you haven’t already, because Retro Future Fest is a date you’re not going
Seven days from now, London’s Southbank will be hosting what is already setting out to be the undisputed Retro gathering of the summer. European retroheads, mark your calendars on July 27th if you haven’t already, because Retro Future Fest is a date you’re not going to want to flake out on. “The latest edition of Retro Future Festival is our biggest and best line-up yet.” Explains festival co-organizer James Secker. Sure enough, a quick glimpse at the lineup should be enough to stir up Retro Synth music fans of any persuasion. “We have acts flying over for UK live debuts, such as Betamaxx (USA), Makeup and Vanity Set (USA) and Maxthor (SPAIN) for a real treat for fans. We also have the incredible Danger (FRANCE), Starcadian (USA), LEBROCK (UK), Duett (UK), Sunglasses Kid (UK) and the one and only Vincenzo Salvia (ITALY).”
More than a hefty lineup of talent, this latest edition of Retro Future Fest returns with a full convention-like experience. “There will also be gaming arcades, a food vendor, plenty of craft beer on tap, cosplay competitions and much more! For VIPs too there is a private bar and more live music. From 5 pm to 5 am, it’s pure synth heaven. We can’t wait for you to experience it.” Explains Secker.
Born from what was originally meant to be a small, one-off event, Retro Future Fest has come to expand into a household yearly event for Synthwave fans, rounding up some of the finest acts that the scene has to offer. Secker elaborates: “The scene has expanded massively with various styles. With hints of funk, metal, EDM, it’s an ever-changing scene. My goal is to create a line-up which everyone can enjoy with different variations in the scene. You are going to have a blast seeing what these acts bring to the table.”
More than a strictly Synthwave event, the festival is offering is reaching to represent a full spectrum of Retro culture in all of its shapes and forms, pushing the festival experience further beyond established bounds with each subsequent edition. “I want to give the people something that really blows minds. Every act will be completely different and unique. These artists all truly shine in their respected fields and on July 27th they will be unleashed upon London…”.
We can hardly wait. And we hope to see you there!
Retro Future Festival will be happening on July 27th at 26 Leake Street, underneath Waterloo station.
Doors will open at 5pm.
Come say hi and party with us! We want to meet you!
Tickets are available here