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SpaceFest! 2017 to transform Gdansk into East European Music Mecca (Dec. 1-2)

SpaceFest! 2017 to transform Gdansk into East European Music Mecca (Dec. 1-2)
Lineup announced for SpaceFest! 2017 and Pure Phase Ensemble 7



SpaceFest! 2017 teaser ~ music by Karol Schwarz All Stars ‘Soul’ (Klimt remix)
SpaceFest! 2016 documentary
Pure Phase Ensemble 6 feat. Anton Newcombe ‘God Drugs’
Pure Phase Ensemble 6 feat. Anton Newcombe ‘Balwan’
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On December 1–2, Gdansk will, for the seventh time, host SpaceFest! – a festival of psychedelia celebrating guitar distortions, noise drones and all other weird sounds created under the influence of mysterious cosmic energy.  This year, SpaceFest! is entering an entirely new orbit, with its new venue being the celebrated Klub B90!

SpaceFest! has figuratively transformed Gdansk into the intergalactic capital of Poland. In following with tradition, new psychedelia, Krautrock, space-rock and shoegaze lovers will find much for their musical palates. The rich diverse line-up provides ample opportunity to discover new artists, enjoy breath-taking visuals, immerse in a remarkably sizzling atmosphere, and spend two days in complete oblivion of the winter and cold outside.

Two days of concerts is preceded by a workshop that will see the new incarnation of Pure Phase Ensemble, an ephemeral group created especially for the festival. For five days, participants will rehearse at the Laznia 2 Centre for Contemporary Art, located in the Nowy Port district of Gdansk, The 2017 edition of Pure Phase Ensemble will be curated by Maciej Cieslak of the legendary Polish band Scianka.

The group’s makeup constantly changes, guided by the artistic vision of a new curator every year and directed by Anna Szynwelska and Karol Schwarz of Nasiono Records, who has been responsible for its musical cohesion from the very outset.

Most recently Pure Phase Ensemble 6 featured Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Emil Nikolaisen of Serena Maneesh, impressing festival-goers with their performance of stellar psych tracks ‘God Drugs’ and Balwan’, among other tracks on the ‘Live at SpaceFest!’ album. In past incarnations of Pure Phase Ensemble, the group was curated by Mark Gardener (Ride), Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Ray Dickaty (Spiritualized), Steve Hewitt (Placebo), Jaime Harding (Marion), Chris Olley (Six By Seven), and Hugo Race (The Bad Seeds, The True Spirit)