Following the first edition of the Match&Fuse Festival in London in 2012, and after landing in Oslo in 2013 and in Rome last June, the unmissable three-day festival is again descending on London this weekend. Match&Fuse will take place across three venues in East London – The Vortex, Rich Mix and Café Oto – this Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October. Spanning a diverse range of genres, from jazz and hip hop to ambient and electronica, the festival will feature an immensity of groundbreaking artists from Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Scotland and England. Some of the bands setting their sights on Match & Fuse include the likes of Elliot Galvin, Shabaka Hutchings, James Allsopp, Rebecca Sneddon & Lunch Money and featuring SynKoke. Pixel, Lazy Habits, The Comet Is Coming, Eirik Tofte M&F Orchestra, Monkey Plot with Frode Gjerstad, Lana Trio with John Butcher, Snorkel, Physics House Band, Wolfram Trio and many more. Head over to the festival’s website for the full line-up and all other info and tickets.
“With an emphasis on local culture and its transmission across borders”, as the press release states, Match&Fuse “facilitates shared platforms for like-minded artists and the creation of new artistic material through international collaboration and works within underground scenes that comprise distinctive audiences built through cutting-edge artistry.”
Wrapping up the festival on Saturday 4th at midnight, The Eirik Tofte Match&Fuse Orchestra will march from Cafe Oto to The Vortex where they’ll play a short set before the closing performance by British band Snorkel.
The good folks behind Match&Fuse put together a fantastic playlist featuring many of the acts on this thrilling line-up. Check it out below and get down to the festival if you’re near London this week.