Sundance London will return to O2 in 2013 and 2014
Story by Jack Foley
SUNDANCE London is to return to the O2 Arena for a further two years, in 2013 and 2014.
Robert Redford, Sundance Institute and AEG Europe announced on Monday (October 22, 2012) that the film and music festival will be back following the success of the inaugural event in April this year.
Passes and ticket packages for the 2013 event will go on general sale on November 9 at www.sundance-london.com.
The second Sundance London will take place from April 25 to 28, 2013, and host the international and UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as live music performances, panels and events.
The 2013 programme will continue its 2012 focus on presenting new work by American filmmakers and music artists.
Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A, will select the films and related programming.
The first Sundance London featured screenings of 27 films, including many European premieres, and performances by 17 musical acts.
Highlights included the Royal Premiere of Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World attended by HRH, The Prince of Wales; an intimate performance by Rufus and Martha Wainwright following the world premiere of Lian Lunson’s film about the music of their mother; the Opening Night event An Evening With Robert Redford And T Bone Burnett; Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird performing Maxinquaye and screenings of 14 feature-length and eight short films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Audiences were also treated to several thought-provoking panels featuring industry experts and artists discussing topical film and music issues.
Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said: “Sundance was warmly welcomed to London last year, by engaged and adventurous audiences eager to take a chance on independent film, and this makes a second year all the more exciting for us.
“The vibrant arts community in London has informed this decision as much as anything. Seeing what comes of nurturing a broader global community for new voices and varied perspectives in American independent film and music, seems a worthy 21st Century endeavour.”
For more information visit www.sundance-london.com or follow @SundancefestUK on Twitter.