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The Sundance Institute has unveiled a broad programme of screenings, panels and music events lined up for The O2 as its compact festival returns for a second year.

Tickets are on sale now for the April 25-28 gathering, which continues to the themes of 2012 with a focus on new works by independent film-makers and an exploration of the boundaries between sound and image.

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Sundance London, which brought indie films and stars to Greenwich earlier this year, will return in 2013 and 2014.

Sundance president Robert Redford, who attended many events at The O2, had always said a repeat was down to the reception the export received.

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The array of films and music events have been judged, if only informally, by the hundreds of people who attended the four-day Sundance London festival at The O2.

But the most important decision hangs in the balance - is it coming back?

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Music and movies have taken equal billing in the Sundance London festival, which runs over the weekend, and an evening with festival founder Robert Redford and hypercool music maestro T Bone Burnett was the perfect confluence of the two art forms.

At his press conference, Redford had been keen to push both strands of the festival suggesting that a hybrid of the two was fast becoming the next generation of the artform.

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The O2 in North Greenwich received a rousing endorsement from movie star Robert Redford as he flew in to attend the four-day Sundance London festival.

Speaking at a press conference in Screen 7 at the Cineworld cinema, he said: "This theatre - my God! We should be lucky to have a theatre like this. We don't come close to anything like this. Our venues include a converted library."