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.
Ladies and Gentleman! Here’s our competition winner. The best band of all the contestants is MANESCAPE! The Jury: Karol Schwarz (Nasiono Records), Anna Szynwelska (CSW Łaźnia) and Przemysław Gulda (Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto) gave an unanimous decision to choose them to play at SpaceFest! on 10th December in Fabryka Batycki. Congrats!
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