Devilstone festival, taking place in Anykšciai (Lithuania) from the 14th to the 17th of July, has finally dotted all the i’s and crossed the last t’s in its programme. This summer the event expands its scope even further and welcomes everyone who is fond of extreme music, contemporary experiments, and romanticism.
The line-up of this year’s Devilstone is the most impressive throughout the festival’s eight year long history. Thirty-five bands from fifteen countries ranging from the ones in the far-away continent of North America to the ones from neighbouring Poland are to perform on four stages. The two main stages – East and West – offer an exquisite selection of bands of various genres: the East stage is oriented towards the diverse world of rock music, whereas the West stage is mainly for extreme metal. The third stage – named the Gamma stage – is dedicated to daytime shows, lectures, and improvisation sessions. Last, but not least, the Rocktheque stage hosts night-time DJ performances and keeps the music playing up until the dawn.
As every year, Devilstone offers a variety of non-musical activities. All of them are free of charge and some even provide an opportunity to win prizes for an excellent performance. Festival guests will have the chance to participate in now traditional events like MC Growl and Battle of the Hands, and also in football or volleyball competitions. Besides that, Devilstone offers a possibility to learn more about the music world in a series of lectures.
Visual arts are very prominent at Devilstone festival. “Mass Hypnosis”, an interactive space for art, is going to be as shocking and surprising as ever: psychedelic images, obscure installations, and captivating performances are in order. Moreover, the arts of Devilstone will step over the borders of the festival grounds once again: the public library of Anykščiai will display a photo exhibition by an American-based photographer Peter Beste. The opening of “True Norwegian Black Metal” will be hosted by the author himself.
For a lazy and relaxed gathering, Devilstone has prepared a colourful selection of films and animated movies for the “So Bad They’re Good” cinema. Meanwhile, those who wish to party until dawn, will be able to do so on the dance floor of the Rocktheque. This year Devilstone says “You’ll sleep when you’ll get home” and promises seventy-five hours of continuous action. Devilstone festival takes place in Dainuva valley in the town of Anykščiai, Lithuania, from the 14th to the 17th of July.
Tickets are available on the festival’s website; current price – 40 EUR. Get your ticket here.