And So I Watch You From Afar, Jambinai, VLMV announced for Portals 2023

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Northern Ireland post-rock quartet And So I Watch You From Afar have been announced as one of the headline acts for next year's Portals Festival.

Next year's even sees the experimental and alternative music festival move from The Dome in Tufnel Park to the multi-stage venue EartH in Hackney, where it will take place on May 27 and 28.

Korean experimental/post-rock innovators Jambinai are also on the bill, playing their first UK show since 2019, as well as London-based ambient post-rock outfit VLMV, USA math rockers Shy, Low and Lakes.

"We're beyond excited to signal a new chapter for Portals Festival. Moving to EartH allows us to book some of the best live bands in the world like And So I Watch You From Afar and Jambinai who we've always dreamed of booking," says Festival Director Asher Kenton. "The new venue enables us to produce a better and more accessible experience for our audience."

Earlybird Weekend tickets are now on sale for £65. There are still over 30 more acts to be announced.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.