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Week-End 2019 Retrospective

in 2019 we returned to the Stadthalle Köln-Mülheim,  the venue that has been a good home to us since 2013. On October 18. & 19 we invited 8 great artists to celebrate an unforgettable Week-End with. The artists were  Tirzah, Sun Ra Arkestra, Fred Frith, Eiko Ishibashi, Lafawndah,Arthur Verocai & Orchestra, Scientist und Emerson Kitamura & mmm . Check out our "retrospective" video here. (Photo of Marshall Allen by Frederike Wetzels)

Festival artwork by Egan Frantz

The artwork for Week-End Fest 2019 was exclusively created by Egan Frantz. The post conceptional artist lives and works in New York and Connecticut and also performs with minimal electronics girl/boy duo Xeno & Oaklander. His parents are Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads an Tom Tom Club. (Photo taken by Thomas Weidenhaupt)

New ltd. Shintaro Sakamoto 7"

Tokyo´s  Shintaro Sakamoto, who has played his first ever band show at Week-End Fest back in 2017 has released a brand new limited edition 7" single. The Song "Boat" is his first new song in 3 years. The B-Side is "Dear Future Person" which he originally wrote for Cornelius. We had the chance to grab a very few copies from him. Available exclusively for Europe only at our Week-End Shop.

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Mixtape #14: Woo

British brothers Clive and Mark Ives are WOO. They have been recording together since the 1970s. Over that time they have developed a sound wholly their own, combining acoustic instrumentation (primarily guitar and clarinet) and electronics in a way that makes their music both sound like being from past but also present and futuristic at the same time.Touching upon jazz, psychedelic, ambient and folk/pop idioms.Their work has drawn comparisons to Durutti Column and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. They originally recorded two albums, the stunning 1981 debut “Whichever Way You Are Going, You Are Going Wrong” and the follow up nearly a decade later, 1989s “It‘s Cosy Inside“.

Inbetween they released a dozen cassette-only releases. Since the band has been redicovered by a younger generation in recent years most of these obscure releases had been re-released by various international labels. This mix was exclusively made by the Ives brothers for Week-End Fest. They're chatting with their pal Jon Doo who, talking about their way of working, playing their favorite tracks new collection of previously released among a lot of unreleased, never heard before tracks!

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Retrospective

"This festival is a family affair. This festival is a labour of love."

DEVENDRA BANHART

"I'm very happy that we played our first ever show in Cologne"

SHINTARO SAKAMOTO

"Thanks for a great night!"

JARVIS COCKER

"We had a fantastic time at Week-End Fest"

MARK E. SMITH

"I cannot wait to see ESG!"

KATE TEMPEST

"I'm very happy that we played our first ever show in Cologne"

SHINTARO SAKAMOTO

"One of the most fantastic festivals"

RENEE SCROGGINS (ESG)

"This Festival has a great program!"

STEPHEN MALKMUS

"We had a fantastic time at Week-End Fest"

MARK E. SMITH

"Great hospitality and a fantastic lineup"

FRED FRITH

"It was so good to perform at Week-End Festival in Cologne!"

ARTHUR VEROCAI

"This festival is a family affair. This festival is a labour of love."

DEVENDRA BANHART

"The Festival looks great! A beautiful theater as well"

DAVID BYRNE

"The festival is A one-of-a-kind event""

ROBERT FORSTER

"I've met a lot of very kind people while i've been here."

JULIE BYRNE

"I’m not a fan of festivals. It felt like a real gig, not a side show"

BILLY CHILDISH