Dekmantel Festival 2019

July 31 - August 4

Dekmantel Festival takes place under the trees of the Amsterdamse Bos, and across various venues around the IJ river. Once again, Dekmantel finds a home within its scope for a broad roster of heritage acts, contemporary favourites and breaking talents.

From mid-afternoon on Wednesday until breakfast time the following Monday, Dekmantel Festival will play host to well over 100 performances. The music will span all four corners of the map, in locations ranging from sun-dappled canopies of the Selectors stage and striplight-adorned shed that is the UFO II on site at the main festival, to numerous cherished concert halls either side of the IJ river that cleaves north and south of Amsterdam in the pre-program. Amongst the most eye-catching artists to feature are drone metal demigods Sunn O))), five-time Grammy-nominated composer Suzanne Ciani, Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, electro futurecasters Cybotron, peerless techno stargazer Jeff Mills, EBM icons Nitzer Ebb, pop fantasist Róisín Murphy, a midweek concert from free jazz figurehead Pharaoh Sanders and his Quartet plus, at the time of writing, the first ever appearance on European soil for mythical Japanese producer Shinichi Atobe.

Dekmantel’s global appeal is forged not just on rare acquisitions, but commitment to new talent to match the pedigree of previous generations. Dekmantel Festival 2019 shows just how rude the health of modern-day music is. On this front, the line-up includes singular solo artists like Yves Tumor, dark-hearted rave miscreants The Empire Line and Vatican Shadow, celebrated jazz trio The Comet Is Coming, Milanese afterhours specialist Paquita Gordon, experimental Swedish outfit SHXCXCHCXSH, digital-dancehall duo Equiknoxx, Kenyan envoy Slikback and many more. Plus, prominent faces from previous editions of the festival return. Amongst the stalwarts are Dekmantel Selectors compilers Motor City Drum Ensemble and Marcel Dettmann, UK pride-and-joys Ben UFO and Blawan, and party-starting people’s champions, Carista and Palms Trax.

All artists are scheduled across the familiar stages on the festival site. An overview of the line-up can be found on the festival website, which will be rounded off with a final batch of artists released closer to the event.

Line-Up A-Z:
Adam X
Ahmed Fakroun
Alexander Robotnick (live)
Amato & Adriani (live)
Andrew Weatherall
Arp Frique & Family
Bear Bones, Lay Low (live)
Ben UFO & Blawan
Bjarki (live)
Black Merlin
Caterina Barbieri
Charles Manier (live)
Cio D’or
Cosmic Force (live)
Danny Krivit
De Ambassade
Deena Abdelwahed - Khonnar (live)
Dekmantel Soundsytem
Demdike Stare (live)
Donato Dozzy
Donna Leake
Dr. Rubinstein
Elena Colombi
Equiknoxx ft. ShaniqueMarie (live)
DJ Fett Burger
Freddy K
Galaxian (live)
Héctor Oaks
Identified Patient
Interstellar Funk
Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell
Jeff Mills
Jex Opolis
John T. Gast (live)
John Talabot
Jon Hopkins (dj)
Kamaal Williams
Kassem Mosse (live)
Leroy Burgess
The Lotus Eaters (Lucy & Rrose) (live)
Low Jack, J-Zbel (live) & Judaah (BFDM Showcase)
Marcel Dettmann
Marie Davidson (live)
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Mulatu Astatke
Nadia Struiwigh (live)
Neon Chambers (live)
Nitzer Ebb
Nu Guinea (live)
object blue (dj)
Oceanic (live), Mattheis (live) & Oberman (Nous’Klaer Audio Showcase)
Octo Octa & Eris Drew
Orpheu The Wizard
Palms Trax
Paquita Gordon
Parrish Smith
Peaking Lights (live)
Pharoah Sanders Quartet
Planetary Assault Systems (live)
Powell (live)
DJ Python
RAMZi (live)
Raphaël Top-Secret
Róisín Murphy
Roza Terenzi
San Proper
Sarah Davachi
Shinichi Atobe (dj)
Skatebård (live)
Skee Mask & Zenker Brothers
Solar & Cinnaman
DJ Spinna
Stellar OM Source (live)
DJ Storm
Sunn O)))
Suzanne Ciani
Terekke (live)
Terrence Dixon (live)
Territroy (live)
The Comet Is Coming
The Empire Line (live)
The Exaltics (live)
The Transcendence Orchestra
Ugandan Methods (live)
Umwelt (live)
Vatican Shadow (live)
Wally Badarou
Yu Su
Yussef Dayes
Yves Tumor






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