That’s it, Banksy and his team have just revealed the line-up for their newest event dubbed as the rumors were saying “Dismaland Bemusement Park” a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.
Located in Weston-Super-Mare, UK at the Tropicana, the Bemusement Park contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing. It will be open for five weeks only starting August 22nd until September 27th.
Dismaland is situated on the seafront in legendary Weston-super-Mare and is easily accessible by train, bus and road. Marine Parade BS23 1BE
The artist list is impressive and “Dismaland” will be featuring works from:
Amir Schiby (Israel), Axel Void (USA), Banksy (UK), Barry Reigate (UK), Ben Long (Sweden), Bill Barminski (USA), Block 9 (UK), Brock Davis (USA), Caitlin Cherry (USA), Caroline McCarthy (UK), Damien Hirst (UK), David Shrigley (UK), Dorcas Casey (UK), Dietrich Wegner (USA), Ed Hall (UK), Escif (Spain), Espo (USA), Fares Cachoux (Syria), Greg Haberny (USA), James Joyce (UK), Jani Leinonen (Finland), Jeff Gillette (USA), Jenny Holzer (USA), Jessica Harrison (UK), Jimmy Cauty (UK), Josh Keyes (USA), Julie Burchill (UK), Kate MacDowell (USA), Laura Lancaster (UK), Leigh Mulley (UK), Lush (Australia), Mana Neyestani (Iran), Maskull Laserre (Canada), Michael Beitz (USA), Mike Ross (USA), Nettie Wakefield (UK), Paco Pomet (Spain), Paul Insect & BAST (UK/USA), Peter Kennard & Cat Phillips(UK), Polly Morgan (UK), Ronit Baranga (Israel), Scott Hove (USA), Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė (Lithuania), Shadi Al Zaqzouq (Libya), Suliman Mansour (Palestine) and Tinsel Edwards (UK)
On top of that, several live events will be taking place during the five weeks opening with Pussy Riots, Kate Tempest or Massive Attack.
If you are in the UK this summer, don’t miss this and make sure to book your tickets now through Dismaland’s website
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1- The Galleries
Dismaland® boasts three large galleries which together comprise the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside town.
Jimmy Cauty’s hand crafted miniature world will delight and amaze (and potentially cause seizures in persons sensitive to strobe lighting).
Step inside the fairytale and see how it feels to be a real princess. Souvenir photos available.
Features a bus-mounted museum, library, gallery of guerilla art, Comrades Advice Bureau and workshops in how to hack billboards.
has constructed a stallion entirely from used scaffolding.
6-Water Cannon Creek
An armour plated riot control vehicle built to serve on the streets of Northern Ireland. Equipped with sniper posts, grenade launchers and now – a children’s slide.
An oil caliphate themed crazy golf course made from the hockey pitch at Cheltenham Ladies college.
8-Giant Pin Wheel
Commissioned by Banksy to power the entire site, it turns out this ecological marvel has trouble charging more than two mobile phones at once.
Strictly for the little ones – an area that combines soft play and loan shop.
10-Punch and Julie
The infamous Julie Burchill has given this seaside staple a good kicking. Now includes references to Jimmy Saville and Fifty Shades of Grey.
A puppet revue show constructed entirely from the contents of Hackney skips – it’s ‘Fly Tip Theatre’ by Paul Insect and Bast. Self operated.
12-Jeffrey Archer Memorial Fire Pit
Warm yourself around an authentic real open fire ceremonially lit each day by burning one of the famed local perjurer’s novels.
Nettie Wakefield renders your likeness in an exquisite pencil drawing, but only the back of your head. Surprisingly revealing.
The humble picnic table proves a rich source of artistic ammunition for American furniture twerker Michael Beitz.
Truck-mounted outdoor screen playing a rolling program of short films day and night. Cushions not provided.
A gothic sculpture park in a tiny big top tent.
Win big prizes on hook-a-duck and the shooting gallery. Knock over an anvil in David Shrigley’s game of skill and cunning. Navigate the high seas with Banksy’s Mediterranean boat ride.
18-Big Rig Jig
A masterpiece of post-industrial assemblage art – it’s two juggernauts performing ballet by Mike Ross.