Back for its third instalment, Visions will be taking over seven venues throughout Hackney this coming Saturday. This Saturday is also the 8/8. So we thought we'd give you our 8 'must see things' whilst adventuring around London Fields in the sunshine.


Girl Band

The Dublin band have already caused quite a stir this year, and that's mainly due to their attacking approach at live shows. Their punk energy is loud, chaotic and something you need to experience. Get baptised in their abrasive sound, revel in the noise, and come out feeling cleansed.


Loyle Carner

Hailing from South London, Loyle Carner is an exciting new name in UK hip-hop. At just 20 years of age, he brings with him a powerful style of songwriting that's raw and to the point. Carner's melodic rap is reminiscent of the '90s; an old-school energy you need to catch this weekend.


Hinds

Hinds (FKA Deers) are four Spaniards who make great garage rock and have a fucking great time doing it. Check these ladies out and get caught up in their infectious carefree vibes. It is a party after all.


Ho99o9

That's Ho99o9, pronounced Horror. It's a pretty precise name given the ride you'll be taken on this Saturday. The LA-based band will leave you totally intrigued and wanting more, so get down to Moth Club to experience their abrasive punk-infused hip-hop. Finish Visions off with a bang.


The Antlers

Catching this particular set is a decision based on both the venue and the band. The Antlers will throw you into a meditative state with their progressive rock. Then you'll take a look around and realise you're in a church. Whoever thought of putting gigs on in churches? Head down to St. John at Hackney for what's set to be a beautiful, atmospheric experience.


Shamir

This young guy is from Las Vegas, which explains his bright persona. He's eclectic, full of attitude and not defined by one genre - he does it all. If you're up for a soulful party pop treat, then get yourself down to Oval Space for Shamir.


Visions Market (Space Studios)

When a festival provides more than just the music, it's always worth a look. With a focus on art, there'll be loads of stuff on offer at the Visions marketplace. Including art from Babak Ganjei. Look for the big red courtyard next to The Laundry. Treat yo'self.


Visions Craft Beer & Food Festival (St. John at Hackney)

So this one is a free for all. Don't get too excited, the beer isn't free but entry is open to non-Visions ticket holders. Hosted by the lovely Adam & Eve pub in Homerton - you'd be silly not to get involved. The beer selection has been curated by Five Points Brewing Company and features other independents including One Mile End, Hackney Brewery, Beavertown Brewery and Pressure Drop. This is also where you'll be able to buy some delicious street food - reboot and refuel for more dance floor antics.

Visions Festival takes place this Saturday 8th August. Tickets are available here.