SpaceFest! is a festival of shoegaze, space-rock and psychedelic 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 eighth edition of the festival will be held on 7-8 Dec 2018 in Gdansk!
SpaceFest! is organized by Nasiono Association in cooperation with Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts, Club B90 and with the support of the City of Gdansk.
We’re also heartbroken because their SpaceFest concert is among the cancelled ones. We’re sorry to communicate it as we were also looking forward to their gig. Hopefully, next year we’ll have more luck and invite them again. And in the meantime we’re looking for another band to step in and play a gig on 7 Dec.
price: 15 zl (+ 15 zl costs FOR SHIPPING INSIDE POLAND)
price: 4 € (+ 6 € costs FOR SHIPPING OUTSIDE POLAND)
And here’s our festival teaser! Line-up: The Lucid Dream, SPOIWO, Medicine Boy, EYRE LLEW, Popsysze, RAKTA, Sonic Jesus, XDZVØNX, Sunset Images, Pure Phase Ensemble ft. Will Carruthers, Nest Egg, Pin Park, Columbus Duo, Данил Акимов aka. Dr Switchoff
Tickets: 25-75zł http://spacefest.pl/bilety
Organised by: Nasiono Records
Co-financed by The City of Gdańsk
Partners: Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia, Metropolitalna Karta do Kultury, B90, Saltus Ubezpieczenia
Media Partners: Drowned in Sound, Radio Gdańsk S.A., Trojmiasto.pl, Gazeta Wyborcza, Co Jest Grane24, Full Moon Magazine, Shameless Promotion PR, Last Day Deaf, GoOut.pl
Our media partner Drowned in Sound announces we keep up cooperation on SpaceFest for second year and presents the festival line-up. The article and festival guide prepared by Dom Gourlay.
Skład Pure Phase Ensemble 8 został wybrany i ogłoszony:
Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, kierownik artystyczny, bas), Adam Neubauer (Pedal Distorsionador, gitara elektryczna), Hanna Went (Free Games For May, gitara elektryczna, wokal), Jakub Żwirełło (Wczasy, syntezatory, gitara), Jasiek Nawacki (Masło, congi, djembe, perkusjonalia), Marysia Białota (Signal to Noise Ratio, syntezatory analogowe), Marta Sap (didgeridoo, drumla, cytra), Seb Der Strychen (Oil Stains, perkusja), Wojtek Grabarz (Pedal Distorsionador, wokal, gitara, syntezator), Karol Schwarz (Karol Schwarz All Stars, gitara, wokal, kurator projektu), Ania SZynwelska (kuratorka, SpaceFest queen;).
Jest nas dużo, ale jeśli ktoś z Was gra na instrumentach dętych i chciałby się przyłączyć, to niech szybko pisze na email@example.com. Może rzutem na taśmę uda się jeszcze wejść do składu!
Popsysze (Nasiono Records) played at SpaceFest during the first editions accompanying such artists as Damo Suzuki or Lætitia Sadier, and this time they they will play their own material inspired by wild and mysterious nature. We’ll see what gods of Kashubian psychedelia will send us!
EYRE LLEW are conquering Asia a the moment but in December they will play in Gdansk at SpaceFest. We’re in for a treat of beautiful, ethereal sounds. If you’re fans of bands such as Sigur Rós or Mogwaii, this concert will move you deeply.
And here’s a taste of what’s to come: https://youtu.be/thjd8_8OJdE
We’re happy to announce that the 2018 edition of Pure Phase Ensemble will be curated by Will Carruthers who has played in 33 bands over thirty years, perhaps most notably in Spacemen3, Spiritualized, Spectrum, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Dead Skeletons. The effects of the band’s work will be presented live on 8 December on the SpaceFest! stage at B90 club. The entire set will be recorded and released on CD in 2019.
And traditionally, we invite musicians from Poland and abroad to join Pure Phase Ensemble. If you want to play with us, please send us your application form. You can find more details in the “rules of the game” document attached below.
Our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org!
We’re waiting for your applications till 15 Oct 2018.
Here are the results of the competition. SpaceFest! 2018 line-up will be joined by Columbus Duo from Gdańsk (noise, minimal, drone, ambient, improv duo), XDZVØNX from Wroclaw (sacral noize/dark electro – weird psych experimental sounds). Special mention: Sunset Images from Mexico (guitar psych, experimental noize with shoegaze elements).
It’s going to be massive and hypnotizing (and sometimes strange)!
[Jury: Paweł Jóźwiak (mistrz foto / SpaceFest team), Ola Szkudłapska(PopUpMusic.pl / SpaceFest), Ania SZynwelska (SpaceFest queen /Nasiono Records), Karol Schwarz (Nasiono Records / SpaceFest team),Jędrzej Sołtysiak (Hałasy i melodie), Jarosław Mak (Morenoise.pl), Jarek Kowal (Soundrive.pl) oraz wsparcie moralne Kamil Wicik (Radio Gdańsk S.A.) ]
We’re launching Early Bird Tickets sale today! The price for a two-day weekender ticket is crazy – just 45 PLN (~€11). The amount of EBTs is limited so be quick and catch them when you can! https://tickets.soundrive.pl/en/event/391/spacefest-karnet
Well, this is basically a competition for Polish bands that play sheogaze, space rock and all kinds of weird stuff. But if you are not Polish and you think your music fits our festival and your only dream is to play at SpaceFest! then try your luck and contact us at email@example.com (send us links to your bandcamp etc). Who knows – maybe we’ll fall in love with your music and we’ll invite you to come over – if not this year the maybe in 2019.
And if you have supernatural powers and can speak Polish, check the rules of the competition:
Yes, we have fun:
SpaceFest is coming back! Soon we’ll let you know the line-up for 7-8 Dec, but in the meantime feel invited to our psych summer party on 10 August in 100cznia in Gdansk! Perilymph (FR/DE), Tempest Moon (PL) and our legendary resident DJ from Kaliningrad – Dr Switchoff (Данил Акимов) will play for you. Free entry, fantastic music, beautiful surrounding – so come along and join us!
graphic design: Patryk Hardziej
Press info (with hi-res photos):