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Can's Ege Bamyasi

In 2012,  Stephen Malkmus and Von Spar performed Can’s "Ege Bamyasi" album in its entirety at Week-End Fest to celebrate the record’s 40th anniversary. In 2013 the recording was released as a limited vinyl pressing for Record Store Day. And now – eight years later – we’ve finally gotten around to putting it on the internet. As of today, the performance is available across DSPs. Watch a new short documentary with original footage and interviews.

Week-End Mixtape

As no events are happening right now we do spend a lot of time, love and energy to get artists we admire to share their favorite songs with us.  It's an affair of the heart project that encourages listeners to dedicate more time to listen to music in times of algorithmic playlists. New episodes added weekly!

2019 Retrospective

in 2019 we returned to the Stadthalle Köln, the venue that has been a good home to us since 2013. On October 18. & 19 Tirzah, Sun Ra Arkestra, Fred Frith, Eiko Ishibashi,  Lafawndah, Arthur Verocai & Orchestra, Scientist and Emerson Kitamura & mmm did perform. View our retrospective video here.

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Mixtape #30 Burt Bacharach

"Today we celebrate 93 years of Burt Bacharach making our lives better with his songs and music. Burt himself graciously chose 10 songs for Week-End Mixtape. As I listen to this mix of musical perfection curated by Mr. Bacharach I immediately and greedily want more and feel the need for a Mirror Mix of Burt Bacharach’s best. Join me in wishing a very Happy Birthday to the one and only Burt Bacharach!"– Steve Shelley, Sonic Youth

"Left conspicuously off the list is his first hit, the Five Blobs’ earworm “The Blob,” from the film of the same name, which would be at the top if I were making the list." – Stephin Merritt, The Magnetic Fields

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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."

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