Also 2017 will have a Belgian Independent Music Festival and like last year, the 16th edition will be held in the beautiful and cosy venue of St-Niklaas, De Casino. Once again we will select 12 alternative underground bands, for you to enjoy. The dates set for this years BIMfeast is Friday December 15th & Saturday December 16th.
We are in the middle of finalizing our 2016 line-up but for those who can’t wait, you can already buy your Early-birds Combi-Ticket today and save some cash!
These very limited and special priced 'Blind Bird' or Early-birds tickets are only meant for our true and loyal supporters who put their faith blindly in our BIMFEST programming.
Keep in mind only 100 Early-birds combi-tickets are available so be fast.
Separate and normal pre-sale day tickets will be made available when these Early-birds Combi-Tickets are sold out.
What a fantastic BIMFEST weekend!! We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!!
WE would like to thank our FANTASTIC crew, À;grumh – suicide commando– A Split - Second – Aroma di Amore – Signal Aout 42 - SA42 Official – Underviewer – Dive / Sonar / Absolute Body Control – EX-RZ – STRUGGLER – Vita Noctis – Euforic Existence – Super Dragon Punch!!, Concertzaal De Casino AND of course YOU!!!
See you all next year!!! Save the date: 15 & 16 December!
Pictures can be found here:
More links coming (feel free to provide us your links)
EX-RZ (ex-Red Zebra) has been touring for a while as a duo but now, Peter Slabbynck and Frits Standaert found the time was right to expand the band. And they do this with no-one less then Steven Janssen (Daan, Mark Lanegan) on guitars and with Steve Slingeneyer (Soulwax), who will takes place behind the drumkit.
On BimFest XV they will perform for the very first time with this new line-up.
It will be quite a change of habit for Peter Slabbynck as he explains: "It took me some time to get used playing with a backing track running from a laptop, and now I have to get used again playing with a real four piece band. Although there will still be some electronics to be heared, we also have decided to play those Red Zebra classics songs again like the original versions. Since I didn’t play them myself like that for some years now, this will make the concert even more exciting for everyone!
EX-RZ will perform on the second day of the 100% Belgian and 15th edition of BIMFEST, Saturday December 17th together with à;GRUMH..., A Split-Second, Aroma Di Amore, Signal Aout'42, Struggler, Vita Noctis & Euforic Existence
EX-RZ will perform on the second day of the 100% Belgian and 15th edition of BIMFEST XV, Saturday December 17th together with à;GRUMH..., A Split-Second, Aroma Di Amore, Signal Aout'42, Struggler, Vita Noctis & Euforic Existence
This book was born of a desire, a need. An urgency. To bring together in a book for collectors the photos of legendry groups in a legendary venue. Echo and the Bunnymen, A Certain Ratio, Eyeless in Gaza, Bauhaus and Birthday Party all played at the Plan K, as this was where underground music and culture was happening in the late seventies in Brussels. This is also, obviously, where Joy Division gave two unforgettable concerts in October 1979 and January 1980. The photos I took marked my career and travelled the world, like an echo of the tragic destiny of the man that was possessed. The abrupt death of Annik Honoré, the soul of concerts at the Plan K, pushed me to share these and many other photos with the memories of musicians, artists and other people that lived through moments of eternity there that still resonate to this day. Notably through this book…
So the idea is to finance the publication of a good-looking book(1) about the Plan K, the cult Brussels concert hall between 1979 and 1986.
The book will feature all the photos of Joy Division that I took during the two concerts, as well as several photos I took of each concert or performance that I attended(2).
What’s more, the book will be accompanied by the original iconic posters in addition to anecdotes from musicians, artists, employees and journalists(3) that frequented the venue.
I have been thinking about this project for 12 years, brooding over it and working it out in my head. It is now high time to release it, as a witness to this unique place, an amazing era and the key but underestimated role played by Annik Honoré.
It is worth noting that the book is already 95% finished. If this campaign is successful, production of the book can start immediately. So you won’t have to wait months to receive it.
"Two sets of beautiful à;GRUMH... photos, some never seen before, and an interview of S3 are in this forthcoming magnificant book by Philippe Carly (aka Crazy Lobster, the creative mind behind all à;GRUMH... record cover sleeves).
It is now up to YOU if the book becomes reality or not!
Clicking "Like" will not suffice: you need to contribute your hard earned money to the project and most important, we urge you to share this information with all your contacts" (à;GRUMH...)