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 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
price: 15 zl (+ 15 zl costs FOR SHIPPING INSIDE POLAND)
price: 4 € (+ 6 € costs FOR SHIPPING OUTSIDE POLAND)
Here it is – straight outta space – the SpaceFest 2017 documentary, packed with interviews and fragments of gigs – to bring back those memories: 10 000 Russos, New Candys, Tajak, Wilcze Jagody, Dead Rabbits, MUGSTAR, 30 kilo słońca, Blind Butcher, Odd Couple, Pure Phase Ensemble ft. Maciej Cieślak.
Once again, kudos to all participants, our team and bands for being with us! <3
Big thank you to Miasto Gdańsk and our partners: B90 / Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia / Radio Gdańsk S.A./ Wyborcza.pl Trójmiasto / Co Jest Grane24 / Drowned in Sound / Shameless Promotion PR / Full Moon Magazine / Róbmy Dobrze / Going. / Last Day Deaf / uwolnijmuzyke.pl
Press info (with hi-res photos):