The inaugural music and film festival will open on Apr 26 with an on-stage conversation between Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett, moderated by British author Nick Hornby.

The conversation will cover the relationship between music and film and will feature a special music act to be announced shortly.

The four-day Sundance London will take place at The O2 complex and runs until Apr 29. The event will feature UK premieres of selections from the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January as well as daily live music, panels and discussions and other public events.

“The depth of T Bone’s experience and accomplishments in the worlds of both film and music set the stage for the Sundance London programme and the celebration of music and film that’s to come,” Redford said.

“His ability to enliven film in such an authentic fashion has seen him produce and curate some of cinema’s most notable and commercially successful soundtracks.”

Burnett added: “I’ve admired immensely the work that Robert Redford and Sundance Institute have done over the years to support independent film and filmmakers. I’m very much looking forward to Bob and I sharing our experiences of the films we’ve been a part of, as well as our recollections of the varied musicians, actors and filmmakers we’ve had the good fortune to work with over the years.”

“Having Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett together for the first time on stage, and with Nick Hornby to open Sundance London, is sure to be a real highlight of the event,” Alex Hill, chief finance and strategy officer of O2 owners AEG Europe, said.

Passes and tickets for Sundance London will go on sale at the official website on Nov 28.