This festival is back with more original sound, more stage-art and more music than you can imagine!
Godsbanen, the new cultural home in Aarhus. Since it’s opening there’s been a lot of interesting projects, and festivals at this part of Aarhus – also including SPOT Festival and Aarhus Sustainability Festival. The newest part of Godsbanen, with Institut for (X) as centre point, has been named somewhat of a hipsters-paradise. Certainly not a place for the more conservative person, but more or less a place for the exploring and experimenting person. Here you can experience a lot of great concerts, happenings or just hang out – and from the 22nd- 24th of August the area will host this years Aarhus Lydfestival 2013 (Aarhus Soundfestival).
Driven by volunteers from Institut for (X), the festival celebrated their first successful Lydfestival last year. With more than 50 different artists, they presented original music and sound-art, mixed with some incredible stage-art. The seven different stages were designed to match the different presentations from the artists, and match exactly what the artists were looking for. Whether it was interaction between audience and performer, acoustics or whatever it was – the festival delivered the perfect settings.
This year they are back with 80 (!) different artists, spread out on 5 different stages. This includes acclaimed artists from Japan, England, Belgium, USA and of course Denmark. After going through the program a couple of times, I can honestly say that there’s a lot of good music to explore. You will find musicians who really don’t care about traditional music, and artists that create the kind of music that invites you in to a completly different state of mind than you are use to.
Bwoy De Bhajan and his adventurous universe, Papir and there no-vocal music or the musical weirdo’s from Snöleoparden are just examples of the different projects you can witness. The last mentioned has the following text in the program
“We hope that Henning will show up. If not, does anyone know a drumplayer? Someone who can play some acid. You can have your eyes closed during the entire concert. Remember to eat at Wok Square. They’ve opened again nearby Sct. Pauls church.”
Yeah, pretty weird, but I know for a fact that these guys really deliver when playing live – and that’s what it’s all about.
Among the foreign names I expect a lot from the American talent Brrd. A young guy from the Denver, Colorado beat-scene. Exploring his soundcloud profile is sort of what this festival is all about, and I’m pretty sure that his concert will be something extraordinary.
At this moment more than 700 has announced their presence on Facebook, this is of course never really accurate, but the point is that you should do yourself the favour and show up. The prize is only 220 kr. in pre-sale, and for that amount of money you can for three days explore some of the most unique musical experiences.