Fifth year in a row, at Naujamiestis district, in the city of Vilnius, the one and only urban music and art festival „Loftas Fest“ this year invites with the slogan „Creative City in the City“. A city in the city will be placed in the territory of a huge, in the past and currently working, industrial factory. During the days of the festival, which are 2-3 of September, the visitors will be welcomed with plenty of concert and entertainment floorshows which will be divided into three categories – AUDIO, URBAN and VISUAL.
This year, 4 “Loftas Fest” music stages will host the wunderkind of electronic music Gesaffelstein and the charismatic British trio “Daugther”, in addition to one of the hottest up-and-coming British acts, “Formation”, Londoners “Kero Kero Bonito”, and the folk trio from Tel Aviv, “Lola Marsh”.
The mysterious and genial London-based indie folk trio DAUGHTER will be joining us at LOFTAS FEST 2016 with their breathy ballads and intimate melodies. Daughter has started the year by releasing their second album “Not to Disappear” and they have been successfully playing sold out shows throughout the world. Vilnius will have their eyes on Daughter at LOFTAS FEST, 3rd of Semptember.
Daughter – Still
With the dark, yet subtle French grace GESAFFELSTEIN (DJ set) will enter the list of artists at LOFTAS FEST 2016. Gesaffelstein, AKA Mike Levy, the Paris-based DJ-producer who reconnected hard techno to its industrial roots and now expands it into a rich and intriguing universe of its own.
Gesaffelstein – Viol
KERO KERO BONITO are a British band from London, England. The band consists of vocalist Sarah Midori Perry, producer Gus Lobban, and producer Jamie Bulled. The band’s music is influenced by J-pop, dancehall, and video game music. They write many of their songs using a Casio SA-45 mini-keyboard and Perry raps in both Japanese and English.
Kero Kero Bonito – Lipslap
FORMATION, founded by twins Will and Matt Ritson, hail from Wimbledon in south London and there is certainly a buzz around them. Formation’s live shows are energetic, engaging and feature a cowbell and a crowdsurfing frontman.
Formation – Pleasure
LOLA MARSH is an indie-pop band from Tel Aviv. The band was formed as a duo in 2013 by Gil Landau and Yael Shoshana Cohen, and was quickly signed by the indie label Anova Music. The band released their first EP, “You’re Mine” under Universal Records-Barclay in January 2016.
Lola Marsh – You’re Mine
WHAT’S NEXT IN MUSIC? CONFERENCE – this conference is concentrated on fresh music discoveries and artists which are most up-to-date in the scene at the moment. Speeches and discussions with the music industry representatives from Lithuania and Europe will try to figure out where the music industry is going and what lies there in the future.
OPEN GALLERY – breathtaking pop up gallery under the open sky. Situated though the whole territory of the festival, the gallery will present the most interesting installations of the artists, modern art sculptures, drawings on the walls etc.
ART STAGE – art, dance and theatre shows.
CINEMA THEATRE – at the film area of the festival, „Kino pavasaris“ and „Nepatogus kinas“ will present the most interesting movies of the recent year.
UPTOWN MARKET – the most original Lithuanian designers will be rallied to perform at the fair of the design with the possibility to purchase unique fashion and interior works of the designers.
FASHION AVENUE – here, during all of the days, the presentations of fashion collections, design workshops and even the opportunity to change your image, for instance, at the barber studio will be provided.
FAMILY KINGDOM – the spacious square of the festival where everyone is welcomed, but especially families with children. Here they will be welcomed with an actual CIRCUS, in addition to that – interactive performances, creative workshops for children and other entertainment.
YUCCIES BUS STOPS – a respite to the fans of computer games. Virtual reality and other interactive entertainment will be available to try at the old buses.
UPTOWN CUISINE – a long avenue of the most delicious kitchens will take care of the hungry festival visitors.
The place to be – the only urban festival in Lithuania – LOFTAS FEST. The time – September 2-3, 2016. Get ready the perfect getaway in search of novelty and inspiration.
More at www.loftasfest.lt
Events website: https://www.menufabrikas.lt