The first edition of SpaceFest! will be held in Gdansk on 9-10 December.
SpaceFest! in 2011 will comprise of workshops for professional musicians ran by Ray Dickaty (ex-Spiritualized) and Karol Schwarz (KSAS, Prawatt), concerts, meetings with artists and a competition for young bands.
Over 10 shoegaze, space-rock and alternative bands will play gigs on 9-10 December, among them White Noise Sound (UK), Ścianka (PL), Jaime Harding (UK) and Simon Scott (UK). The performance by Pure Phase Ensemble – the collective of 15 musicians playing songs composed during the workshop will be a high point of the festival.
Jaime Harding invites Marion’s fans to come to SpaceFest! in Gdansk on the band’s official website www.marionuk.co.uk: ‘i am taking part in a music workshop for polish musicians in the city of gdansk. i will also be playing an acoustic show at the spacefest festival in this time. (…) it would be great to see as many of you as possible at this event, not only for me but to introduce you to polish life. (…) i have heard so many great reports from people that gdansk is an amazing place for young people and has an awesome music scene and inumerable sharp and creative clubs etc that personally i cannot wait to get there. the architecture is supposed to be sublime and i know how gothic and aweinspiring other places in poland are but gdansk stands alone in this regard. so come and find me…’ How cool is that!
To read the full message go to: www.marionuk.co.uk/index.php?c=2&y=2011&m=09&d=27i&t=2&sb=2
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