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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)

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)

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 #21 Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is something like a living version of the yin and yang symbol—wildly experimental and endlessly cutting edge but often operating in such ways within established pop music spaces and forms. Her personal presentation has defied stuffy prescribed gender ideas, borrowing from both sides of the spectrum, and her performances somehow feel at home in high art spaces as well as rock n' roll nightclubs. She is the white dot in the black swirl, the black dot in the white. Anderson's Week-End mixtape, a small selection of her all-time faves, also embraces a number of contrasts—temporal, stylistic and geographic—from the song of the Baka,

who live in the rainforests of Cameroon and Gabon, to the contemporary classical music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, to the Buddhist chants of Krishna Das, who pilgrimaged to India in the 70s. Brian Eno, Tom Waits and Antony & The Johnsons also grace the list of artists that Laurie Anderson asks us to listen to anew with this very personal and satisfying compilation. Among these ten tracks, real Laurie fans will discover some sounds, rhythms and themes that have left their mark in her ever growing body of work.

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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

"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

"A great and diverse line-up!"

DERADOORIAN

"What a crazy night!!! Meeting Scientist was such a blessing."

LAFAWNDAH

"Great hospitality and a fantastic lineup"

FRED FRITH

"One of the most fantastic festivals"

RENEE SCROGGINS (ESG)

"I cannot wait to see ESG!"

KATE TEMPEST

"This Festival has a great program!"

STEPHEN MALKMUS

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

ARTHUR VEROCAI

"Next year is going to be even more insane."

THURSTON MOORE

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

MARK E. SMITH

"Thanks for a great night!"

JARVIS COCKER

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

SHINTARO SAKAMOTO

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

DEVENDRA BANHART

"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

"A great and diverse line-up!"

DERADOORIAN

"What a crazy night!!! Meeting Scientist was such a blessing."

LAFAWNDAH

"Next year is going to be even more insane."

THURSTON MOORE

"Thanks for a great night!"

JARVIS COCKER