Deerhoof curates Sonic City festival with pop, noise, classical, and improvisation acts

Deerhoof curates Sonic City festival with pop, noise, classical, and improvisation acts

On April 17 - 18, at the Club de Kreun in Kortrijk, Belgium, Deerhoof will help kick off the third-annual Sonic City festival as both performer and curator. They jumped at their first chance to curate a festival and created a lineup described as “an honest, idiosyncratic mix of friends and admiration, with a strong focus on European artists.” The band is also hoping that attendees will be exposed to a couple new bands because they have applied this simple mantra for their band/performer picks: “Discovery is the central theme!”

The band goes on: “OK, so I know Kortrijk isn’t exactly the most well-known of European travel destinations. All the same, trust me, we are honored to be curating our very first festival, and we hope some of you can come. And what a lineup!!! My brain explodes trying to imagine all these artists in the same room. You will not see an assortment like this every day, no indeed!”


• Friday April 16:
Deerhoof (special rooftop performance)

• Saturday April 17:
The Go! Team
Chad Popple & Gorge Trio feat. Deerhoof members John and Ed
Father Murphy
Paolo Pandolfo
Anabel’s Poppy Day

• Sunday April 18:
The Kids
Talk Normal
Ben Butler & Mousepad
Daan Vandewalle
Leonid Soybelman
L’ocelle Mare

Also don’t forget Deerhoof’s worldwide tour, their performance of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures with Xiu Xiu, and the Record Store Day reissues.

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