Week-End Fest © Jan Lankisch
Week-End Fest XII
Week-End Fest never sleeps. Thus, the year 2023 once again stands for change. With an opening concert, the festival starts this year already on Thursday, followed by two intense concert evenings & club nights on Friday and Saturday. Here we put program points for a club set-up again more in the foreground. In 2023, we will play all-areas the Stadtgarten and draw from the full to serve you from the concert hall, to "Vivian's Bedroom" - the space designed by the artist Vivian Suter, which will become the central place of the festival, to the Jaki Club a colorful program. Because that's what the Week-End Fest has stood for since day one: the form follows the program - and not the other way around. The Week-End Fest is and will remain an intimate boutique festival where overlooked gems of music history meet promising newcomers. A unique mix of talented artists from all over the world - from Brazil to Uganda - united with our favorite Cologne residents.
Week-End Fest XII, 2023
Festival Day III
Alabaster dePlume (UK).
Poet, composer and saxophonist, dePlume moved to the English capital London a few years ago, and quickly became part of the burgeoning jazz scene there. With the spiritual jazz references and the introverted poetry of his lyrics, he entered into an addictive liaison that has kept us in suspense since his album "Gold".
Ringgo Ancheta, known to most by his alias Mndsgn, made his breakthrough with his Stones Throw debut album "Yawn Zen". In addition to beatscene sounds and instrumentals, this was the first time his voice could be admired on a larger scale - from hip-hop sound tinkerer to soul songwriter.
Ana Frango Elétrico (BR)
Already with her debut album, the Brazilian artist scored with enchanting light-footedness and humor. These qualities also characterize the music of the 25-year-old newcomer on her latest strike, the current LP "Me Chama De Gato Queu Eu Sou Sua" on Mr. Bongo. One of the hottest tips of the year!
Decisive Pink (US).
A few years ago, a residency in Cologne brought Angel Deradorian (Dirty Projectors) and Kate NV together - where a joint jam on analog machines from the eighties immediately resulted in an album and a project. The result was the album "Ticket To Fame", influenced by Japanese city pop and British new wave, one of the best albums of this summer!
Whether in the living room club, on the open-air stage or still on a specially rented ship sailing the Rhine: The FLINTA* collective E.P.I.Q storms the dance floors of Cologne. The parties of AMSL, Anna Cainelli, C:Mone, Nikity, Savannah, Sedaction, Piusch and Sharlie become red-framed dates in the calendar, their DJ nights beneficial events.