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Retro Future Fest II – July 28th 2018

Poster Design: Star Noir

Retro Future Fest is back for its second instalment at ‘229 the venue’ in London boasting two rooms of Amazing acts from the UK and overseas!

For those of you that don’t know, Retro Future Fest is a celebration of all things Retro! From the music, the 80’s lifestyle, and movie vibes to gaming, lights, neon and lasers! 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.

TICKETS!

Retro Future fest II Presale – First Release // £18 (+ booking fee) [SOLD OUT]
Retro Future fest II Presale – Second Release // £22 (+ booking fee) [SOLD OUT]
Retro Future fest II – General Release // £25 (+ booking fee)
Retro Future fest II – VIP Ticket // £50 (+ booking fee) [SOLD OUT]
Retro Future fest II – Group ticket (4 people) // £80 (+ booking fee) [15 left]
Retro Future fest II – On the door // £30

WHAT TO EXPECT

-TWO ROOMS
-FANTASTIC SYNTHWAVE
-LIVE PERFORMANCES
-DJS
-STUNNING VISUALS
-COSPLAYERS OF THE 80S
-CONSOLE & RETRO GAMING
-AWESOME MERCHANDISE
-MEGA GIVAWAYS
-LIVE GLITCH STATION
-FACE PAINTING
-80S AND SCIFI ART
-LIGHTS AND LAZERS
-VIP ROOM
-RETRO COCKTAILS

(MORE TO BE UPDATED)

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.
https://www.facebook.com/vincenzosalviamusic/
https://vincenzosalvia.wordpress.com/
https://vincenzosalvia.bandcamp.com/

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.
https://www.facebook.com/NinaSoundUK/
http://www.ninasounduk.com/
www.soundcloud.com/ninasounduk

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!
https://www.facebook.com/departmentthe/
https://soundcloud.com/the-department

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.
https://www.facebook.com/IVERSENmusic/
https://soundcloud.com/iversenmusic/
https://www.youtube.com/IVERSENmusic/

One of the greatest artists working today Duett
[LIVE DEBUT]
Duett stuns synthwave fans with releases Horizons, Borderline and the Connections EP.
Live in London for the first time for Retro Future Fest!
https://www.facebook.com/itsduett/?fref=mentions
https://duett.bandcamp.com/

Lets take you back with VHS Dreams
[FULL LIVE SET DEBUT]
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!
https://vhsdreamsofficial.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/vhsdreamsofficial/?fref=mentions
https://soundcloud.com/vhsdreamsofficial

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 .
http://www.valeriecollective.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Maethelvin/
https://www.instagram.com/Maethelvin/

OMG! its Waveshaper Official!!
An Electronic / Synthwave musician from Sweden. Inspired by artists like Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk 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.
https://www.facebook.com/Waveshaperofficial/
http://Waveshaperofficial.com/
https://soundcloud.com/waveshaper-2

The artist formerly known as Beat’em Max, its Player One
[LIVE DEBUT]
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!
https://plyr1official.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/plyr1official/

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.
http://music.star-noir.com/
https://www.facebook.com/starnoirband/

Retro-Futuristic Synthwave & Dark-synth Music from Occams Laser
[LIVE DEBUT]
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.
https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/occamslaserband/

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, Shyguys 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!
https://robertparkerofficial.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/robertparkermusic/
https://soundcloud.com/robertparkerofficial

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.
https://www.facebook.com/nightstopofficial/
https://nightstop.bandcamp.com/

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!
:: https://www.facebook.com/djsheraofficial/ ::

Sunglasses kid is a British music producer who takes you out of the daily grind and delivers you to pure nostalgia. His music is a mix of vocal driven pop and romantic electronic instrumentals, influenced by the music, movies and fashion of the late 80s, early 90s, see him live for a DJ Set at Retro Future Fest!

Excited to announce a new addition to Retro Future Festival II in the form of DJ Shauny P (one half of Lebrock) bringing you a live Synth/Retro wave set playing all your favorites!

Set times to be announced soon!

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!

Featuring…

All the way from Germany we have Mizucat with her own stall of artwork and merchandise.
https://www.facebook.com/Mizucat/

Also featuring some amazing Glitch/Retro artwork from Hungarian artist Adoryanti
https://www.facebook.com/adoryanti/?pnref=lhc

More from the Summoner
💀Soundtrack Artists Live (Waveshaper Official, Vincenzo Salvia, NightStop)
💀Limited Edition ‘The Summoner’ Merch
💀Meet The Crew
💀Prizes To Be Won

[MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED]

FACE PAINTING!!

Get your glitter on! With Neon glitters and 80s face painting from a professional Make-Up artist!

https://www.facebook.com/Changingfacesfacepaintings

CONSOLE & RETRO GAMING

Retro Future Fest have teamed up with Bring Your Gaming London to bring you console retro and modern gaming throughout the age, get ready to be challenged on such titles such as Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and more!

GAMING TOURNAMENT

On our main station we will be hosting a winner stays on Beat em up tournament with some awesome games and fantastic prizes!

Alternating every 30 minutes throughout the night we have :-

-Tekken 7
-Streetfighter 5
-Marvel Vs Capcom 2
-Mortal Kombat X,
-Injustice 2,
-Blazblue –
-Dragonball Fighter Z

Stay on 5 rounds and get a drink on us.
Stay on 10 rounds and get a £5 merchandise Voucher.
Stay on 15 rounds and get a Retro Future Fest T-shirt.
Stay on 20 rounds and get a ticket to next year’s Retro Future Fest!

£ 1 entry per person… Have you got what it takes?

COSPLAYERS OF THE 80S

Like our first Retro Future Fest we will be bringing the cosplay element back for round 2! Prizes for best dressed including a VIP upgrade and tickets to next year’s Retro Future Fest!

Simply sign in upon entry with your character and winner will be announced at midnight at the main stage.

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!
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCst7D038tYo4xKP86gYUnjg

MEGA GIVEAWAY

Retro Future Fest has teamed up with Synthwave TV to bring you the most epic synthwave competition of the year.
Just buy your ticket to Retro Future Festival II from now until the end of MAY, then get a raffle ticket on the door to be in with the chance of winning:

-VHS Dreams – SIGNED CASSETTE
-Waveshaper Official – SIGNED VINYL
-Vincenzo Salvia – FULL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF ALL RELEASES IN HIS DISCOGRAPHY
-NINA – SIGNED POSTER
-Occams Laser – SIGNED VINYL
-Maethelvin – SIGNED PICTURE OF HIS CAT (ULTRA RARE)
-Star Noir – BAG OF SIGNED MERCH
-Player One – LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POG
-The Summoner – DIRECTOR SIGNED SOUNDTRACK CD

Winner announced live on stage at Retro Future Festival II

VIP tickets also available now limited to 10 spaces, giving you access to our spacious backstage green room where you get to meet the artists and the crew! There’s also a Piano!
[UPDATE: SOLD OUT]

Over 18s only. Challenge 21 will be in affect so bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Find out more about 229 The Venue at http://www.229thevenue.com/about/

Many more announcements in store so stay tuned.

See you on the dancefloor!

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