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Banksy’s Dismaland looks, well, dismal in the latest trailer for the spoof theme park which has been created in Weston-Super-Mare by the controversial street artist.

The pseudo theme park will be open for 5 weeks, and will play host to a range of musicians including Run The Jewels, Sleaford Mods, Savages and Massive Attack.

Massive Attack’s inclusion isn’t a big surprise, they recently soundtracked Adam Curtis’ throughly depressing documentary at MIF two years ago.

It consisted of a sprawling 90-minute a/v lecture on why everything is bad, and why mankind’s progression has been paralysed by the emergence of capitalism, globalisation and media-induced fear.

It was incredibly depressing – and not particularly fun – and you kinda get the impression that Banksy’s Dismaland might be something similar; a warped reflection of the very worst of modern society. Or it could just as easily be a stroke of sarcastic genius – we just don’t know.

Dismal Land – a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.

Open everyday from 22nd August – 27th September 2015.
11am – 11pm. Free for the under 5’s.
£3 on the door (limited availability), or visit the ticket page and book a time slot for guaranteed entry.

Tickets for this Friday night featuring live performances by Dj Yoda, Peanut Butter Wolf & Breakbeat Lou and a very special guest have now SOLD OUT.

Tickets for 1st – 7th September will be on sale tomorrow from 10am.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.