The O2, London, 24 February 2014 — Sundance Institute and The O2 today announced the first music act for the 2014 edition of the Sundance London film and music festival: Archive will perform live and DJ at The O2’s newest venue, Brooklyn Bowl, on the opening night of Sundance London. The band will also present the world premiere of their film, Axiom, as well as participate in a post-screening Q&A.
Sundance London will take place from 25-27 April at The O2. Tickets for the film and performance will go on sale Friday 28 February 9.00am at sundance-london.com, where general ticket packages and access to a short filmmaking workshop can now be purchased.
Archive, the South London collective, finished recording the AXIOM album earlier this year and immediately began working on the accompanying film with Spanish film collective NYSU. Speaking about the project, Archive founding member Darius Keeler said: “We’ve always harboured ambitions to bring together our music and the filmmaking process. Every time we make an album somebody says it sounds like the soundtrack to a movie that hasn’t been made, well this time we decided to make the movie.”
Synopsis: “Axiom” is an island in the middle of nowhere with steep cliffs on all sides. On the island there is an underground city dominated by a bell, the bell decides the fate of the city's inhabitants.
Talking about the film, NYSU director Jesus Hernandez commented: "Archive has produced a great album that works like an entire movie script. We saw our role as composers of a kind of visual soundtrack for the music. Our challenge was to translate the band's script into images. It's the most exciting project we've ever been involved with.”
On the subject of the film's inclusion in Sundance London and the live performance at The O2, Keeler added: "It's so exciting, we're just proud and honoured to be part of such a prestigious event. It's going to be an epic night, we can't wait!"
The third Sundance London will host the international and UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as live music performances, panels and events. Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival, selects the films and related programming.
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The Sundance London film and music festival is a partnership between Robert Redford, Sundance Enterprises, Sundance Institute and The O2. The third Sundance London will take place from 25-27 April at The O2 and will host the international and UK premieres of films fresh from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as live music performances, panels and events. The range of Sundance London ticket packages on offer comprise tickets for two to 10 screenings, entry to the Festival Hub and the Opening Night party.
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AEG Europe and The O2
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. It owns or operates some of the world’s best arenas and theatres, numerous sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and LA Galaxy (MLS), and a collection of companies dedicated to producing, promoting and presenting world-class live entertainment.
In May 2005, AEG Europe announced that it would transform the former Millennium Dome and the surrounding area into the UK’s most exciting and technically advanced music, sport and entertainment destination. It was renamed The O2 and opened in June 2007.
The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue. Since opening in 2007, The O2 has been visited by more than 50 million people and picked up awards including Venue of the Year at the Music Week Awards; Venue of the Year at the Event Awards; Venue of the Year at the AEO Awards; Pollstar International Arena of the Year (six consecutive years); Venue Team of the Year at the Event Awards; Best New Major Concert Venue, Venue of the Year at The Event Services Association and Favourite Venue at the TPI Awards.
In addition to the arena, The O2 is also home to indigO2, which is a live performance space; the British Music Experience; an 11-screen Cineworld complex, Up at The O2 – an experience that allows visitors to walk across the roof of The O2; Brooklyn Bowl, a 12 lane bowling alley, 800 capacity live music space and 130 cover restaurant; and the Entertainment District, which is the same length and breadth of new Bond Street and features 28 bars and restaurants.
AEG employs more than 3,000 staff in over 45 operating companies worldwide. Its international head office is in Los Angeles, and its European headquarters is based in London.