Some couplings shouldn't work, but they do. Taking films recorded at the turn of the century and mixing them with cutting-edge dance music might seem rather strange but that's just what this new festival is going to do - and it looks like a winner.

This launch night will feature live sets from the likes of Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin and acid-house master Chris Coco (pictured), played to a selection of silent movies by Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon.

These men were pioneers of their time, making some of the earliest films by recording scenes of everyday life. A collection of their work was recently uncovered and restored by the British Film Institute to be brought to life in the most modern way possible.

"It's incredible how digital production can reach across a 100-year divide and make bedfellows of such distinct worlds," says Noise of Art founder, Ben Osborne.

"We've chosen to focus on the work of two innovators who were using cutting-edge visual technology 100 years ago.

"By matching their images to the music of today's DJs and techno producers, we're able to celebrate the old by using the new."

Also at the decks will be Vector Lovers, Les Hommes Du Train, A Man Called Adam and Nathan Fake. The performers will play sets as part of the evening's visual performance before returning to the decks to help the crowd get stuck into a club night.

The second part of the festival will take place at Tate Britain on May 5 and back at the De La Warr Pavilion on May 6 and 7.

Further dates in and around the area are to be announced in due course.

For more details, visit . Tickets cost £19. Call 01424 299111.