CURATING SHOWS FOR THE ROWDY, WEIRD & EXPERIMENTAL SINCE 2008
For this special five-day series of events, Fat Out have hand-picked collaborators known for their daring and forward-thinking programming: Now Wave (Manchester), Cacophonous Sarcophagus (Bristol), Optimo Music (Glasgow), High Hoops (London / Manchester), and Supernormal Festival (Oxford) showcasing a diverse and original line-up of artists abound against various edges of the musical spectrum. Through the shared experience of the festival all the promoters and performers are bound by their uncompromising vision, boundary pushing, and the unique space that is Islington Mill. We are collectively A-Bound.
Alongside the music events, the A-Bound artist residency of critically acclaimed sound-artist Helmut Lemke's Sounds of Walls (The Surplus Value of Sound no. 28) will transform the Islington Mill entrace hall and gallery space for the duration of the festival.
A-Bound Festival is the inaugural event of 'Phase Two' of Fat Out's two-year programming residency at Islington Mill, Salford.
DUTCH UNCLES / LUMISOKEA / OPTIMO / ANTAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS / BAS JAN / KINK GONG / SPARKY DAMIANO VON ERCKERT / BERNARD & EDITH / GUM TAKES TOOTH / RUF DUG CONOR THOMAS / MR TC / CIRCUIT BREAKER / WERK / FITH / JOY SOCIAL / H.U.M / KURO HELMUT LEMKE 'SOUNDS OF WALLS' ARTIST RESIDENCY film screenings and workshops with FILM MATERIAL / IMPLFN BREAKFAST CLUB & MELON CLUB THE NEIGHBOURS ARE BATS / NOISE ORCHESTRA / ALIYAH HUSSAIN & JOHN POWELL-JONES