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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 #26 Gal Costa

On the cover of 'Tropicalia: ou Panis et Circencis' – the 'Sgt. Pepper' of Brazilian rock music – Gal Costa is pictured dead center, surrounded by her friends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé and Os Mutantes. This musical manifesto of the Tropicalismo movement from 1968 features a mixture of psychedelic, avant-garde and Brazilian musical traditions. In 1969, Costa released her first two solo albums – two of the era’s wildest and most daring Tropicalia explorations on the fringes of popular music.

More than 50 years later Costa remains a key figure in the still influential Brazilian music culture. For this episode, Costa nods to her roots with songs by bossa nova pioneers such as Dorival Caymmi, Johnny Alf and João Gilberto, while saluting her peers Caetano Veloso and Jorge Ben, Milton Nascimento and Rita Lee. She includes influences and favorites as well such as heroines Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse. We're honored to have this legend contribute to our series!

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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