SOLD OUT Lewes Psychedelic Fest 2022
Saturday 29th January 2022
Doors 2:00 pm
Price ADV: £25 + BF // OTD: £29.50
Melting Vinyl and Innerstrings are proud to announce Lewes Psychedelic Festival 2022.
The festival returns on Saturday 29th January 2022 at the All Saints Centre.
Lewes Psychedelic Festival returns with visuals and music for the senses in the ancient setting of Lewes, with two events featuring an array of artists on the psych spectrum on the 29th January 2022
Lewes Psych Fest has a reputation for bringing together a wide variety of acts under the psych umbrella.
As ever, international visual artists Innerstrings will be bringing the visuals, turning both venues into a bath of swirling liquid light, not unlike being in a giant lava lamp
Date: 29th January 6-11pm (main psych room)
Afternoon events at Union Music Store and All Saints Centre (small psych room) 3-5pm*, Bar/box office opens at 2-11pm
Address: All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE
Ticket price: £25 + Booking Fee/ 29, on the door (if available)
Outlets: Seetickets, Resident and Union (on sale at Union on the 4th december)
Age restrictions – All ages welcome, under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult
*** LIMITED CAPACITY !
Note: There is limited capacity for all ticket holders on the Saturday afternoon in the Small Psych Room and at Union Music Store.
The bar serves local ales and good quality alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
There is a cloakroom available from 5.30pm Saturday for £1 a coat/bag, left at your own risk but there will be someone attending it the whole time.
After a year off, Lewes Psych Fest is bringing one of it’s most mind expansive line up yet with a range of psych mayhem from Brighton’s and beyond’s finest psych wonders and genre boundary pushers, including The Lucid Dream blissed out soaring indie-psych, to the sisterhood of psychedelic textures of ĠENN. Joined by sensational line up is multi talent sound artist and female bombshell, Johanna Bramli, 3-piece, hard-garage-psych hybrid , School Disco and sonic sentinels, Codex Serafini.
The festival is keen to be returning, historically this unique event has always sold out well in advance; so we advise early purchase of tickets to avoid disappointment.
Main Psych Stage:
The Lucid Dream
Melt Plastic Group
Small Psych Stage:
Acid Box for All Saints main psych room
Lewes Psych festival links:
Tweets by lewespsychfest
The Lucid Dream
The Lucid Dream returned in April 2021 with the release of their 5th album, ‘The Deep End’. Following on from 2018’s acclaimed ‘Actualisation’, ‘The Deep End’ builds upon the acid house influences of the former but ventures into many new paths. Hip hop, techno, drum ‘n’ bass and other ‘genres’ sneak into the creative palette whilst also staying true to the band mantra of throwing the rule book out of the window, as far as ‘genres’ or ‘boundaries’ are concerned.
It’s a unique outlook and tight-knit gang mentality that make ĠENN such a thrilling proposition musically, as evidenced on March’s Liminal EP. Released through London-based indie Everything Sucks Music, the six-song collection sees Leona, Janelle and their bandmates Leanne Zammit (bass) and Sofia Rosa Cooper (drums) contrasting searing post-punk missives with more allusive meditations cocooned in psychedelic textures.
Melt Plastic Group
Kosmische psych-rock humans Melt Plastic Group live in Brighton & Hove, but were assembled from parts made in Southport, Marseille and Melbourne. Their darkly humorous jams emerge from the far-out vision of former Sunlight Service Group singer Willy Robinson, alongside Jessica Lazzeri (bass) and GaX (drums). Although still quite new on the scene, MPG have played around Brighton with the likes of Japanese Television, The Telescopes and Rokurokubi, but Lewes Psych Fest is their first trip “up north”.
The descriptive conventions of rock often centre around heft and heaviness: decidedly earthbound terminology that represents a lexicon unsuited for the band’s orbital trajectory. Even the word ‘rock’ conveys an inapplicable sense of groundedness and solidity – it implies a tether. Instead, the substance of Codex Serafini’s sound is vaporous, astral, replete with sensory surges unbound by gravitational trappings. You can also bang your head to it. It is, after all, permitted.
Screeching through the atmosphere and crashing down to earth comes School Disco. The remains of this is a 3-piece, hard-garage-psych hybrid. Their sonic palette manifests itself via a D.I.Y ethos and a fierce, electric live show. Hot off the heels of their 2nd release released via Copper Feast Records (Aus) and Krautpop! (UK) the album rolls through heavy themes disguised as Sci-fi epics, with bold narratives to relay messages to their fans in an exciting and honest way.
Johanna Bramli is a sound artist, one half of motorik electronic pop band Fröst, co-founder of the all-female noise/feedback choir The Larsens and a media composer. She blends granular synthesis, found sounds and vocal manipulation to create sensitive yet sonically assaulting textures. Her sound has a Lynchean soundtrack quality to it that will evoke such imagery.
Michael Tanner (Plinth)
Michael Tanner is a musician and producer from Lewes, East Sussex. He’s worked under various names and collaborations including releases as Plinth, The Cloisters, Thalassing, The A.Lords and as a member of improvisational group United Bible Studies.
Singer-songwriter Eliza Skelton has a voice which can shift gear from raw power to a ghostly breath in the blink of an eye; she writes richly inventive storyteller songs that delve into the strangeness of heritage Wicker Man-esque folk and are laced with psyche-tronica arrangements and layered harmonies.
Hailing from Brighton, ELLiS·D veers between Psychedelic jangle and taut Post-Punk attack, singing with an unapologetic honesty of the burden of guilt shouldered by today’s youth for the world future generations are set to inherit. Fierce Motorik rhythms underpin sweeping, rose-tinted melodies, subtly hinting at aspects of Indie, Krautrock and Baroque Pop without ever firmly bedding down roots at any of their doors.