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MUTATIONS 2019 announces final line-up + reveals secret venue

January 21, 2019

MUTATIONS 2019 announces final line-up, reveals secret venue, in exclusive announcement feature on BBC 6Music earlier today (1.40pm on 21st January).

The boundary-breaking MUTATIONS festival makes its eagerly awaited return with an all-day takeover over of Hansen Hall, Portslade (Brighton), on 23rd February 2019.

With a host of exciting acts already announced – including headliners WHITE DENIM – MUTATIONS 2019 reveals its final wave of artists, adding FLAMINGODS, SAINT AGNES, TVAM, ORCHARDS, LIBRALIBRA, and an acoustic stage featuring TAMU MASSIF, JACKO HOOPER and NATALIE EVANS.

These join the previously publicised performers GOAT GIRL, SNAPPED ANKLES, JOSEFIN ÖHRN & THE LIBERATION, OHMME and ADVANCE BASE, making for an incredible spread of talent from all corners of the alternative music world.

Promoters One Inch Badge and Small Pond have also unveiled the location for the one-day festival as HANSEN HALL, a multi-room venue on the outskirts of Brighton with a 900-capacity main space. Having never before played host to an event of this kind, it is bursting with untapped potential, just waiting to be flooded with the glorious, colourful cacophony of MUTATIONS festival.

A creative mass of experimentation, genre hybrids and expression, MUTATIONS
brings together an eclectic programme of the most recognised and engaging innovators the modern music world has to offer, all in an intimate setting.

Stemming from the inaugural 2015 festival – which featured highlight performances by Metz, John Talabot, Josh T. Pearson And Lightning Bolt, MUTATIONS’ latest evolution continues to push things forward and is set to be an early highlight of the year for fans of intrepid, alternative music and culture. 

Beyond the expansive programme of live performances, ticket holders can lose themselves in a localised laboratory of exhibitions, pop-ups, food, drink, after parties, and much more.               


WHITE DENIM | Austin TX’s distinguished exponents of garage-psych-prog rock, revered for their genre-expanding, viscerally infectious take on modern rock and roll. 

GOAT GIRL | Their name referencing legendary comic Bill Hicks and his twisted alter-ego Goat Boy, Goat Girl share their South London stories through ferocious and fearless garage rock.

FLAMINGODS / The international psych explorers lay on a sun-drenched and danceable, multi-sensory trip.

SNAPPED ANKLES | London’s visceral post-punk & electronic-kraut-rock rhythm makers.

SAINT AGNES / Wild flights of fancy cooked up in an East London basement, bristling with blues-infused riffery and a cinematic flair.


JOSEFIN ÖHRN & THE LIBERATION | Sweden’s Grammy-winning mystical, immersive and experimental space-pop group.

TVAM Wigan’s self-styled one-man electro/psych machine blurs the boundary between music and art in his live shows.

OHMME | Chicagoan multi-instrumentalists Sima and Macie combine for a compelling live act rooted in avant-garde, meditative yet aggressive rock expressions.

ADVANCE BASE | The emotionally frank lyricism and experimental electronic scenery of Californian song-smith Owen Ashworth (formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone).

ORCHARDS / Brighton-based alt-pop rising stars combining leftfield experimentation with startlingly prescient pop sensibilities and fun-filled melodies.

LIBRALIBRA / Fourrenegades from Brighton, whose exotic melodies and frenetic, lyrical flows meet tribal beats and broken guitars


TAMU MASSIF / Stripped-back set from the West Country-based creator whose alluringly abstract songs incorporate psychedelia, lo-fi indie, electronica and bedroom pop.

JACKO HOOPER / Delicately crafted acoustic guitar-driven songs from a distinctively beautiful and soulful voice in the singer-songwriter world.

NATALIE EVANS /London-based multi-instrumentalist and singer whose intricate compositions cross effortlessly between folk, pop and classical influences.

Tickets: £35 adv from See Tickets | DICE | Resident Music




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