Since we all have massive withdrawal from our very own Trailerpark Festival, Phono Festival might be just the ticket to cheer us up. The aim is to show what the future will sound like when it comes to electro. It all goes down this weekend – the 13th -15th September – in an old slaughterhouse built in the 1920’s.
The crew behind Phono Festival say that they aim to create “something that operates in the area between art and entertainment.”
The festival started out in 2006 and since then it has grown bigger every year. It represents all kinds of genres and subgenres of electronic music. The location – an old slaughterhouse –may seem an unconventional choice, but actually suites the music very well. So if you like electronic music, this one is not to miss.
Artrebels asked one of the project leaders on Phono Festival, Mikkel West, a couple of questions on this year’s festival:
What can be expected of Phono12?
Expect an aesthetically mind-blowing old slaughterhouse, a very dedicated audience, Russian bobbley in the bar, and intriguing music from Finland, France, Sweden, Detroit, Berlin, Moscow and London.
Unlike previous festivals, this year you only present live-sets – no dj’s. How come?
There is another nerve in live performances than in DJ sets. Doing a live set is more difficult than DJ’ing, and the artists have to give more of themselves. It’s also a lot more fun to watch – the musicians bring all kinds of strange machines to the stage.
What should guests definitely not miss at this years Phono Festival?
I wouldn’t miss Mouse on Mars for anything in the world. I saw them at Sonar festival in 2005. They make odd music accesible, and that’s what we aim to do as well.
For more info, program and tickets check out phonofestival.com.