London's Illuminations festival announces Shabazz Palaces, James Chance and live horror scores by Fabio Frizzi

Multi-venue music and arts bonanza returns for the third year.

Rockfeedback have unveiled an excellent programme of shows, events and films for this year’s Illuminations, which takes place in various venues across London from October 27 to November 7.

As well as performances from Parisian songwriter Sebastien Teller and Sub Pop hip hop rebels Shabazz Palaces, the more unusual events on the bill include a night of Lucio Fulci horror films at the Barbican accompanied by a live orchestral score from legendary Italian composer Fabio Frizzi – read FACT’s Beginner’s Guide to the godfather of gore for a hint of what to expect.

No wave icon James Chance will also be performing alongside frantic fusion band Melt Yourself Down in a one-off collaborative show at Village Underground, and on the cinema side, this year the festival will also feature a music film series in partnership with Hackney Picturehouse.

On the schedule are Wild Imagination, a portrait of Arthur Russell, and the acclaimed Fugazi documentary Instrument, plus a night dedicated to the music-themed Random Acts strand of programming on Channel 4 and an event dedicated to MTV’s 120 Minutes, focusing on the ‘most-shocking, sensational and banned videos’ from that time, timed aptly on the day before Halloween.

More events and films will be announced in the coming weeks – take a look at the programme below and grab tickets from Rockfeedback.





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