Hot on the heels of the success of 2015's 13th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival in August, Pete Bingham/Sendelica and Keith Jones/Fruits de Mer are already promoting the 2016 festival. Some artists who are already booked include Sendelica (of course), Germany's Vibravoid, Twink (legendary drummer from The Pretty Things), and Guru Guru's guitarist Ax Genrich.
by Henry Schneider, Published 2015-11-16
News direct from Keith Jones:
Thanks once again to Pete Bingham from Sendelica and our friends at the Cellar Bar in Cardigan, we'll be back in Cardigan August 5 - 7, 2016 for three days - and what a line-up we already have...
VIBRAVOID - everyone's favourite German psych rock band
TWINK - the legendary drummer from The Pretty Things
AX GENRICH - guitarist with original krautrockers Guru Guru (his first-ever gig in the UK, I think)
SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS - you know how much I love them!
SENDELICA - celebrating 10 years of recording
and more (extra acts to be announced nearer the time)
We're trying to keep all the best bits from 2015 and make changes where we think we can improve on things so, for instance:
Friday night - doors won't open until 7pm, and we'll be keeping things low-key on the first evening as i know it's a long journey for many people. No selling from the Fruits de Mer stall on the first night (so anyone who can't make it until Saturday won't miss out), but there'll be quizzes with FdM prizes, acoustic sessions and plenty of time to catch up with old friends
Saturday - lots of live music, the FdM stall will be in full swing, with exclusive vinyl and merchanding PLUS the traditional free FdM goodie-bag for everyone!
Sunday - more live music, on two stages, more FdM exclusives on our stall AND a free Sendelica/FdM white label one-sided single for everyone!
More news as i get it, but Pete is already selling tickets - capacity is still limited to 150, we sold out last year and we've already had our first booking from Germany!
Filed under: Festivals
Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more
Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more