Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Heavy Days In Doomtown fest 2012 - a DIY celebration of all things slow and heavy
" We are an association called "Undergrundsmusikens Fremme" (translated: Undergroundmusic promotion) based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The association has for the past two years been organizing the suucesful DIY Death Metal Festival "Kill-Town Death Fest" (www.killtowndeathfest.dk). Now new people and new ides has come to the association and therefore we decided to start a new initiative.
We're in the process of setting up a brand new music festival in May 2012 called "Heavy Days In Doomtown - a DIY celebration of all things slow and heavy", a festival which is gonna represent a wide spectrum of musical genres, such as doom, sludge, stonerrock, psych, heavyrock and more.
The festival is gonna last 4 days at 3 different venues in Copenhagen:
-a warmup show at the alternative venue Stengade, Stengade 18 (www.stengade.com)
-2 days of music, art, events and madness at the DIY activist driven social centre Ungdomshuset, Dortheavej 61 (www.dortheavej-61.com)
- a cooldown show in Copenhagens freetown Christianias finest rockclub Loppen (www.loppen.com)
The festival is organized DIY which means that neither the organizers, the bands, or the people who runs the fest are making profit, and our main purpose besides having an amazing fest full of heavy music, is to promote the DIY principles to the genres who usually don't organize this way.
This is done by showing that things can be done professionally and with passion for both good sounds, good treatment for bands and artists, good music, along with keeping it DIY and anti-commercial.
Besides music, we're inviting a bunch of great artists to come and make installations, visuals and more before and during the festival to make the expeirence of the fest visual as well as musical.
We're still in the process of choosing and booking bands and putting together the details for the fest, so this is HEADS UP of whats coming, and to let you know that things are getting heavy in Copenhagen May 2012...
Confirmed lineup so far:
PAGAN ALTAR (uk)
WOUNDED KINGS (uk)
BURNING SAVIOURS (swe)
SKOGEN BRINNER (swe)
BOTTOM FEEDER (dk)
These are the first bands announced. We will be announcing 28 bands in total over the next couple of months, so keep updated on FB or on our website."
Posted by Steph LE SAUX