Summer season is apparently over and with it, the music! Well, that’s not actually the case. Swide takes a look at the top 5 frozen festivals where the music never stops.
Pitchfork festival – Paris France 1-3 November
Fancy getting involved in a last minute festival that will leave you feeling warm for the Winter months to come? Notorious music wizards Pitchfork are going to be entertaining us all with the Pitchfork Festival in Paris. Famous for their music prowess they have some stellar talent involved; M83, James Blake, Robyn, Jessie Ware, Grizzly Bear, Breton, Animal Collective, Chromatics, Purity Ring and Rustie to name a few. There are still tickets available for the event at La Grande Halle. For more, click below:
Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin Texas 2-4 November
The name is kind of a giveaway, no? Well, under the Winter sun of Austin, Texas, Fun Fun Fun Fest, which started in 2006, has a total of 5-stages (including the notorious Nites stage) for those going to get their ears around. In attendance are Girl Talk, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Santigold, Tanlines, Trust, Diamond Rings, Icona Pop, Cheap Girls, David Cross and others in the mix. The Auditorium Shores are the perfect location for Winter Sun and mixes arts and comedy in there for good measure as well. Get your tickets NOW.
Clockenflap - Hong Kong China 1 – 2 December
In the West Kowloon Cultural District, Clockenflap festival is gearing up to present an event that compromises of live music, art, film and fashionable food. It’s a festival that’s never been motivated by money and is praised for the natural setting on which the festival takes place in, what feels like, the middle of Hong Kong. The weekend festival mixes big names with those of up and coming artists. There is Primal Scream, De La Soul, Tiga, Alt-J and Azealia Banks alongside Killersoap, Lucy Rose, Robot, Chochukmo and 22 Cats. Not bad, eh? Tickets are now on sale and the event organisers promise that this festival will show you a side to Hong Kong that many think doesn’t exist. For more details, click below:
Primavera – Madrid Spain 7 – 8 December
Matadero in Madrid will be giving those in the city something to keep them warm with the Primavera Club2012. On stage, are the likes of Cat Power, The Vaccines, Cats on Fire and Little Wings, amongst other sounds, who’ll all be playing at the old abattoir, converted into a contemporary art centre and performance space. This event runs from late afternoon, 4pm, through until 10pm but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the action stops there. Madrid is one of those cities that never sleeps , meaning that those of us who are not ready to go home that early, will have plenty to do.
Time Warp – Amsterdam Holland 8 December
To really feel the chill this Winter, you should get yourself over to the Holland where the dark is your friend and where partying is one of the most popular ways by which to keep yourself warm… you can guess the other. This 12 hour techno party, Time Warp, is the perfect way to get kick out of something other than what Amsterdam is famed for. Big names there are Gui Boratto, John Digweed, Sven Vath, Chris Liebing, Guti and Umek, So, if you want to raise your hands up to the sky and show your love for techno in 12hours. This is the one night festival for you. More info below.
Written by Ben Taylor