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news 05.02.2019

Festival Launch: Jupiter Rising 2019

Scotland’s newest festival of cutting-edge art and music, JUPITER RISING has today announced the first artist line-up, with Mercury-prize nominees The Comet is Coming, The Vaselines, Alpha Maid and OH141. 

Scotland’s newest festival of cutting-edge art and music, JUPITER RISING has today announced the
first artist line-up, with Mercury-prize nominees The Comet is Coming, The Vaselines, Alpha Maid
and OH141. JUPITER RISING takes place within an iconic landscape of installations by world-leadingartists at Jupiter Artland.

A new visual identity by Turner-Prize nominated Glasgow-based contemporary visual artist, Jim Lambie launches online today, the first of JUPITER RISING’S artist-commission programme, made in collaboration with designer Simon Sweeney.

Exclusive for this year’s festival, Lambie will also perform a DJ set as part of the festivities.
The festival will also premiere a new work by artist Mary Hurrell as part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Founding Director of Jupiter Artland Nicky Wilson says: “Art, music, performance, feasting and
dancing; I can’t think of a better way of evoking the spirit of Jupiter whilst supporting emerging artists and performers. This art-led festival will create a space for experimental, content-rich projects in an iconic landscape.”

Revellers can expect an intelligently curated programme, from indie rock to experimental dance and psychedelic jazz. Following on from the success of 2018, Sarra Wild from the Glasgow-based platform, club night and radio show OH141 will return to curate the late-night stage in the woods. Further confirmed acts for 2019 include interdisciplinary artists Duncan Marquiss and Natasha Lall who
question mainstream with their genre-defying work across film, performance, sound and text. Musicians
ILL, Total Leatherette, Mystic Business, Ben Vince, Overwhelmed, Cucina Povera, DJ Scotia and Current Affairs will bring an eclectic mix of punk, synthetic and experimental dance to this unique festival.

London-based band, The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse,
incorporating elements of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock. Debuting music for their
forthcoming Impulse! records release (March 2019), the band are tipped for a Mercury prize this year, following their 2016 nomination for their debut album, Channel the Spirits.
Glasgow favourites, The Vaselines and Sarra Wild will join as headliners, bringing their legendary
indie rock sound and alternative club nights to the distinctive landscape of Jupiter Artland.

Formed in 1986, The Vaselines became a favourite of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and have gone on to perform at Reading Festival, Tigerfest and Latitude Festival.
Co-founder of Glaswegian night club and collective OH141, Sarra Wild creates transformative DJ sets,
creating community and identity through her alternative sounds. Alongside OH141, Sarra works with Grassroots Glasgow, aiming to improve representation within electronic music for women, people of colour and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Building upon Jupiter’s 2018 ROMANTI-CRASH and 2017 LUNARNOVA CAMPOUT, the extended
format of JUPITER RISING across the August bank holiday weekend allows festival goers full
immersion into this otherworldly experience. Culinary excellence is on the menu this year with
woodland-dining nestled in beautiful greenery, a cocktail bar, and mixologists stirring up truly cosmic cocktails. Lake-swimming, intellectually stimulating art walks, talks and film screenings will encourage audiences of all ages to take part in the creative process.

JUPITER RISING sets itself apart as a small, yet inspired festival designed for those looking for
something beyond the normal status quo. Further details of the 2019 festival programme will be announced later in the spring.

A limited number of special price weekend passes are now on sale at:

Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland is an award-winning contemporary sculpture garden located just outside Edinburgh. Set over 100 acres of meadow, woodland and indoor gallery spaces, Jupiter Artland is home to over 30 permanent and unique site-specific sculptures as well as a seasonal programme of carefully curated exhibitions and events.

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