SpaceFest! is a festival of shoegaze, space-rock and alternative music. It consists of concerts, workshops for musicians from Poland and abroad, meetings with legendary artists, a competition for young bands and live album releases.The second edition of the festival will be held on 7-8 Dec 2012 in Gdansk!
SpaceFest! is organized by Nasiono Association in cooperation with Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts, Batycki Factory and with the support of the City of Gdansk.
It’s still long time till next SpaceFest! but we can reveal already that in this year’s workshop band – Pure Phase Ensemble 3 – we’ll have Laetitia Sadier of Stereloab!
What Ray Dickaty thinks about whole ‘balagan’.
Here’s SpaceFest! 2012 documentary! See for yourselves how cool it was at the festival
We’re happy to present our new teaser advertising SpaceFest! 2012. Production: Luminaris (luminaris.pl). Music: Karol Schwarz All Stars ‘Soul’ (Klimt remix)
Ray Dickaty (ex Spiritualized) – sax, flute
Chris Olley (Six By Seven) – guitar, voc
Steve Hewitt (ex Placebo) – drums, guitar, voice
Ola Rzepka (Drekoty) – keyboard, drums, voice
Maciej Wojnicki (Mananasoko) – electronics, violin, voice
Artur Bieszke (Marla Cinger, KSAS) – guitar
Maciej Minikowicz (The Sunlit Earth) – guitar, voice
Rafał Wojczal (Trupa Trupa) – keyboard farfisa jacqueline de luxe – C
Łukasz Piotrowski – bass guitar
Pure Phase Ensemble is an international shoegaze instrumental collective created especially for the SpaceFest! festiwal.
9 musicians from Poland and the UK will take part in a workshop held in Laznia CCA in the beginning of December 2012. Together they will compose the music material which will be presented to the audience during the festival. The musicians will create 7 songs based on a certain key tones extracted from Pure Phase Tones for DJ’s by Spiritualized. The songs will be recorded live and then released on a CD.
Raymond Dickaty, a British saxophonist improviser, in 1997-2002 a member of Spiritualized, cooperating among the others with Radiohead, Stereolab, Lush, Dr. John – will create the programme of the workshops together with Chris Olley (Six By Seven) and Steve Hewitt (ex Placebo).
At the last year’s SpaceFest Joanna Kużma hypnotized everyone with her outstanding voice and stunning performance with Pure Phase Ensemble. Her solo album – Asia i Koty “Miserable Meow” will be released on 26 October. We’ve already listened to it and really loved it! To preorder the album go to nasiono.net.
It’s official! The local ‘sound carriers’ that will join Damo Suzuki’s Network will be Popsysze from Gdansk. They will perform together at SpaceFest! on 8 December. It will be an extaordinary experience! We can’t wait for the results of their collaboration! To find out more about Damo Suzuki’s Network go to www.damosuzuki.com.
We have the pleasure to announce that the winners of the competition are: 100% Rabbit from Gniezno and a space-rock monster from Gdynia 1926. Both bands will perform at this year’s SpaceFest! festival in Gdansk on 7-8 December. We also recommend you these great bands that took part in the competition:
Suffering Astrid – an incredible shoegaze project from Mława,
Jolokia – great songs with slight resemblances to Jane’s Addiction and The Charlatans, pleasure to listen to,
The Sunlit Earth – truly fantastic indie-rock music,
Judy’s Funeral. – nice noisepop;)
Press info (with hi-res photos):