VISIONS Festival: Deptford Goth Q&A

East London event returns...

Launching last year, VISIONS Festival occupied several venues across East London.

Returning bigger than ever for a 2014 instalment, organisers are set to draw on performances from the likes of Eagulls, Baths, Perfect Pussy, party hardy Andrew WK, Eleanor Friedberger and more.

Taking place on August 2nd, the multi-venue bill will be accompanied by a record fair, a comic book convention, a food market and more.

Tickets are on sale now, with organisers recently speaking to Deptford Goth about his performance at VISIONS.

Here's what he had to say…

Are you looking forward to playing festivals this summer, and what can we expect from your performance at VISIONS this year?
Yes I'm looking forward to doing some shows again, Visions will be my first one since November last year. I'll be playing some new songs, I've been writing and recording in the time off from live stuff.

What do you feel are the benefits of the more intimate, indoor festivals, like VISIONS, compared to that of the bigger outdoor festivals?
I think they can defintely be better for certain kinds of music. Maybe intimate dark indoor spaces suit my music more than a field on a sunny day.

Visions is an independent, affordable and creative community-based event. How do you feel about playing events like this as opposed to bigger, and often mainstream-orientated festival?
I think it's great playing a variety of events, it keeps things interesting. Big festivals can be fun too, but it's great to be involved in an independent and forward-thinking festival.

How is playing in London and the UK different to playing elsewhere for you?
Everywhere is different, within the UK as well as abroad, I don't think shows can necessarily be defined by location.

How do you approach playing festivals when there are so many artists on a bill, and at times audiences may be witnessing you for the first time?
I don't think I can really change much, if someone wants to stay and watch they will. I might do a bit of light comedy if I'm losing them.

What is the thought process behind constructing a set for your perfect festival setlist?
Set length in minutes, divided by 3.5 = approx number of songs.

Who will you be checking out at VISIONS Festival 2014?
Perfume Genius

Tickets for VISIONS Festival 2014 are on sale now.

Related: Ones To Watch: Deptford Goth

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