Up in Smoke Festival Announced — Pentagram, Colour Haze, Truckfighters and More Added to Lineup

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 9th, 2013 by H.P. Taskmaster

Who wouldn’t want to settle in for a Switzerland autumn? Frankly, it sounds about as close to ideal as I can picture, and it would seem that Sound of Liberation — the booking powers that be behind the last few years’ Up in Smoke traveling fest — are in agreement. In league with the Swiss venue Z7 in Pratteln, they’ll present the first Up in Smoke indoor festival, and they’ve put together a killer lineup for their first outing. With Pentagram, Colour Haze, My Sleeping Karma and Truckfighters among their first batch of announced headliners, the Up in Smoke fest is sure to get a heavy beginning and hopefully it’ll be the first of many to come.

Here’s the poster and official announcement, plus a live clip of Colour Haze from the first Up in Smoke tour, just for the hell of it:

UP IN SMOKE indoor Festival

Born in 2011, the concept initially called UP IN SMOKE Roadfestival is a tribute to the clouds of blue smoke which wave around the dances and trances of music lovers around the world ! Each time, for each volume, we offered a well suiting band package and got them to hit the European roads to meet their fans and rock the crowds with psychedelic, doom, heavy rock and experimental riffs.

As free to move as a cloud of smoke were the four first editions of the road festival…
But this year, the UP IN SMOKE festival becomes sedentary, and sets up in PRATTELN (CH), a location close to the French and German borders.
On October 5th 2013, a new puff of smoke will rise up from the one of the very best Swiss venues : Z7 KONZERTFABRIK ! Take part and join us !

date : 05th October 2013
place: Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland

The roadfestival UP IN SMOKE stops its caravan in Switzerland for a new rendez-vous: after 3 years of wandering around Europe, we have decided to offer a “home” to UP IN SMOKE for one full day in the sweetest swiss rock venue : Z7.
Description: Heavy Rock, Stoner, Sludge, Doom & Psychedelic Festival
16 bands – 2 stages – 1 day

Line up so far:

PENTAGRAM (US) ***excl.Switzerland Show
COLOUR HAZE (D) ***excl.Switzerland Show
TRUCKFIGHTERS (SWE) ***excl.Switzerland Show
MY SLEEPING KARMA (D) ***excl.Switzerland Show
RADIO MOSCOW (US)
GLOWSUN (F)
MONKEY 3 (CH)
SHEVER (CH)
JOULES (CH)
MARANT (CH)
+ more bands to be announced soon

www.soundofliberation.com

Colour Haze, “Lights” Live at Up in Smoke 2011

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Dates and Venue Posted for Desertfest Berlin 2013

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 14th, 2012 by H.P. Taskmaster

Why, it feels like only yesterday I was regretting not being able to get to Berlin and catch the Desertfest there in April. Oh wait, that was just yesterday. By all accounts (including Ben Ward’s and Justin Maranga‘s) it was an absolute blast, and though I think it would have perhaps been the final snapping of The Patient Mrs.‘ much-tested patience, there was plenty I would’ve liked to see.

In my usual bid to get absolutely no work done on any given day — today, for example — I stumbled on the following PR wire-type info from Sound of Liberation‘s website, and saw fit to repost. Check it:

PNG files. What a wonderful future we live in.

DESERTFEST 2013 plans are shaping up!

Dear festival addicts, our rendez-vous in Berlin is set for 2013 and we start working on the festival plans…

First of all, as mentioned at the end of 2012 edition, dates for 2013 are set and now confirmed: it will be 25th, 26th and 27th of April 2013.

A small change is included in our plans: all 3 days will happen in ASTRA KulturHaus, which is the bigger venue where friday and saturday shows happened in 2012: this means wider and more comfortable space for all of us and 2 stages running over the 3 days of the festival! We hope you will enjoy!

Also, from this week on we start working on the visual arts ( art exhibit and movies) aspects of our rendez-vous. All interested artists who would like to exhibit their silkcreens, sculpture, painting, short movie ( court métrage) or movies related to the Heavy, Stoner, Psychedelic or Doom scene can contact us here: visual_arts[@]desertfest.de

Booking of the line-up will also start anytime soon! all submission should be sent to the following address: contact@desertfest.de

> all bands/artists application should include: name, logo, press picture, promo text in english and link to songs to listen to as well as video links.
> Please be patient: we will not answer right away but we will contact the bands we are interested in by the end of september 2012.

Also we want to thank all of you who reacted on facebook, and who posted ideas for the line-up..please go on! we check this regulary and will take advice for our choices of 2013 line-up!

ADDRESS:
THURSDAY 25th April 2013-SATURDAY 27st April 2013
FESTIVAL
ASTRA KULTURHAUS
Revaler Straße 99
10245 Berlin

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