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Submerge Festival launches at Victorian Swimming Pool

September 23, 2016 - by Mike Pony

Submerge Festival launched with a splash last night at Bristol South Swimming Pool, with a syncronised swimming performance to a track by festival artist Koreless.

Submerge Festival launched last night, in the beautiful Victorian surrounds of Bristol South Swimming Pool. The launch featured speeches by Mayfest Director Matthew Austin and Artistic Director Mike Pony, along with a performance by Bristol Central Synchro, the local synchronised swimming team who have members on the current GB squad. The team performed to the track Never by Koreless.

Speaking about the festival, MAYK/Mayfest Co-Director Matthew Austin said “Submerge looks set to be an incredible weekend of music, performance and art, and a thrilling addition to Bristol’s thriving festivals culture. I want to see it all.”

Submerge Festival brings a mix of cutting edge live performance, audiovisual art and electronic music to Bristol between 18th and 20th November 2016. The festival features local artists and musicians alongside international artists rarely seen in the Southwest.

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“The light drummed against his brain, bathing the submerged levels below his consciousness, carrying him downwards into warm pellucid depths, where the nominal realities of time and space ceased to exist.” - J.G. Ballard, The Drowned World