ZXZW festival completes line-up
Psychic TV and Blowfly added
The independent culture festival ZXZW has completed its line-up. The festival takes place from September 16 till 23 at several locations in the city centre of Tilburg (NL) and is, with over 200 participating artists the biggest festival in Europe within its sort. Besides music, ZXZW also pays attention to other forms of art such as film, modern dance and contemporary arts. The music part of ZXZW’s program is still the main part and consists of the following acts:
?Alos, A Challenge of Honour, AC Berkheimer, Agent Side Grinder, Andreas van Zoelen, Ansatz Der Maschine, Atlantis, Awkward I, Baseck, Basi Goreng, Beehoover, The Black Atlantic, Black Haven, The Bloody Honkies, Blowfly, Blue Sabbath, Black Fiji, Blutch, Captain Ahab, Ceephax Acid Crew, CHARLIE*ADLER, Check 1-2, Chevron, Chris Forsyth, Crippled Black Phoenix, Curse Ov Dialect, Cutting Pink With Knives, The Despised, Die! Die! Die!, DisinVectant, DJ M & Kramp, Dr. Bibber, Dr. Doom, Drumcorps, Dynaminds, Dyse, Electric Electric, End of Level Boss, Ex Zero, Family Battle Snake, Fragmenta, Fruit Cranks, Fuck the Writer, Furio, Gtuk, Germlin, The Get Hustle, Goska Isphording, Grey Daturas, Grinding Halt, Hacride, The Haters, Hexnut, The Hickey Underworld, The Hydromatics, Ignatz, Infinity, Jacob Kirkegaard, Jakuzi's Attempt, The Jim Morrisons, Johannes Westendorp, Jozef van Wissem, Kania Tieffer, Kap Bambino, Kapotte Muziek, kazuamsumaki, Khima France, Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat, Knut, LE CHIEN VIOLET, LE PRINCE HARRY, Leine, Lewd, The Locust, Long Distance Calling, Madame P, Major B, Marco Zanetton, Meldy Peaches, Meneguar, Minitel, Miscreants, MoHa!, The Moi Non Plus, Monno, Monotonix, N-collective, Negativland (Mark Hosler), The New Dominion, Nihiltronix, Niobe, Nomad, Orphax, OstinatO, OVO, Pantha du Prince, Paper Tiger, Passenger of Shit, Paul Marshall, Peter Evans, Peter Quistgard, Pierre Normal, Planet AIDS, Powerbooks Unplugged, Praise the Twilight Sparrow, Psychic Ills, Psychic TV, RaaskalBOMfuckerZ, Rhys Chatham, Rioteer vs. Autonon, Roel Sloot, S.I.M. on Kor funkle, The Setup, Shit & Shine, Sudden Infant, Suicidal Rap Orgy, Supersilent, Sutcliffe Jügend, Syntheme, These Monsters, thye, Todd, Tom Verbruggen (Toktek), Toxic Lipstick, Träd Gräs Och Stenar, Union Town, Velvet Underwear, Vloeistof, Volt Voice, Vortex Rex, Weltbrand, Wiregriot, WirWar, Wouter van Veldhoven, Yoke & The Yohs
Worth a mention is the addition to the program of two pioneers of two totally different genres, Psychic TV and Blowfly.
Psychic TV originated in the early eighties from the legendary Throbbing Gristle, a band that accomplished revolutionary work for the industrial scene during the late seventies. With his “new” project and with a combination of industrial, electro, punk, noise, psychedelica and acid house, Genesis P-Orridge has reached a similar status, this time within the dance scene.
The song ‘Rap Dirty’, which was released by Clarence Reid aka Blowfly in 1965 (!), is considered within the hiphop scene as the first rap song ever. He wrote hits for Gwen McCrae and KC & The Sunshine Band and he worked with artists such as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Fishbone. Famous pop stars like Beyoncé, Wu Tang Clan and P. Diddy used a lot of samples from his work in their own songs.
Some ZXZW week program highlights (16 till 21 September) are the world premiere of ‘Our Favourite Things’, Mark Hosler’s (Negativland) latest movie, and a series of classical music concerts in a squat as well as a Tekno party at the City Theatre of Tilburg by the squatting/free tek collective Wirwar.
Tickets for ZXZW are € 10,- each (service costs not included) for the entire weekend and are available at all Ticket Service Nederland sales points, in Belgium at Gigaswing (Hasselt) and Bilbo (Antwerp) and in Tilburg at 013 Boxoffice and cd-shop Sounds. You can also order your tickets online at www.ticketmaster.nl
ZXZW is an internationally orientated festival which aims at independent culture, with a focus on music. It intends to create a platform where artists, who otherwise would stay unnoticed, can present themselves to an audience, press and people from the music industry. ZXZW takes place from the 16th till the 23th of September on several locations in Tilburg. For more information about the festival check www.zxzw.nl, http://zxzw.wordpress.com, www.myspace.com/zxzwtilburg, www.youtube.com/zxzwtilburg and http://www.last.fm/user/zxzw