GRAUZONE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LAST LIVE ACTS
With a.o. Marissa Nadler, Shortparis, Rakta, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Özgür Baba, Panther Modern, Bragolin, Blurt en DJ’s Parrish Smith, Job Sifre, Pasiphae en Ofra.
Grauzone Festival announces the last names of their music program: Marissa Nadler (US), Shortparis (Rus), Rakta (Bra), Lee Ranaldo (US), Ozgur Baba (Tur), Panther Modern (US), Los Bitchos (UK), Bragolin (NL), Blurt (UK), ET Explore Me (NL), Deutsche Ashram (NL), Tousch (NL) en Wild Classical Music Ensemble (Bel). There will also be DJ’s like Parrish Smith, Job Sifre, Pasiphae en Ofra. The opening of the Graukunst exhibition will take place sunday february 2, curated by Belgian artist Johan Tahon, the name of the participants will be announced beginning of january.
Grauzone festival takes place friday 7 and 8 february 2020 which will be the 4th time in The Hague and the 1st time two days, using locations such as : Paard, het Koorenhuis, The Grey Space In The Middle and Het Magazijn. Among the names earlier announced were Thurston Moore Group, Shame, The Murder Capital, Damo Suzuki, Linea Aspera and Jozef Van Wissem. Grauzone aims for a 50/50 gender balance and has reached this balance with more than 50% female acts/acts with females on this upcoming edition.
Dark hypnotising gothic folk comes from Marissa Nadler from Boston who on her latest album (on Sacred Bones) collaborated with Angel Olsen and Velvet Undergrounds’ John Cale. With her mesmerizing voice she will perform her songs in their most stripped-down purest form. Shortparis from St Petersburg are hailed as the ‘’best Russian live act’’ and made a big impact at the recent Le Guess Who festival with their theatrical industrial post-punk noise. Their live shows are a must see!
Turkish folk musician and singer Özgür Baba plays the saz, a traditional Turkish string instrument music. With his enchanting, minimalist interpretation of old, traditional Turkish folk songs he recently was invited by Amenra to play two sold out shows in Belgium. Poet, puppeteer, singer and saxophone player Ted Milton and his legendary band Blurt were one of the first bands on the infamous Factory label (Joy Division, New Order). Their avantgarde, post-punk, funk, free jazz reminds of Captain Beefheart, The Pop Group en No Wave.
Brazilian all female act Rakta plays a mix of psychedelic post-punk death rock influenced by Crass, BThe Birthday Party and X-Mal Deutschland. Lee Ranaldo, known as Sonic Youths guitarist, returns to Grauzone and collaborates with Belgian post-punks Wild Classical Music Ensemble, compromised of mentally handicapped people.. Panther Modern is Sextile’s Brady Keehn’s new synthpunk band. Los Bitchos from London brings us surfy psychedelic garage cumbia.
Dutch bands Bragolin, post-punk from Utrecht, garagerockers ET Explore Me from Haarlem, Tousch from The Hague and shoegazers Deutsche Ashram finalize the music line-up.
There will also be several DJ’s including Amsterdam DJ Job Sifre, mixing wave and industrial, Parrish Smith mixes EBM and techno. Other DJ’s are Pasiphae from The Hague/Greece, and Ofra from Rotterdam, founder of Operator radio. Dj Dorien and Jelly will focus on dark sounds at Het Magazijn
Graukunst exhibition Besides music, there will be a full program with films, a symposium and a Graukunst exhibition from 2-16 february at The Grey Space In The Middle. More information of this packed program will follow early january.
Grauzone Festival Fr. 7 february -Sat 8 february 2020
Locations: Paard – Grote zaal, kleine zaal, Paard Cafe, Het Magazijn (Grote markt 10), The Grey Space In The Middle, Het Koorenhuis
Dayticket: €37,50 weekendticket 67,50 inclusief servicekosten