It is with great pleasure that we may announce the 16th line-up of our Belgian Independent Music Festival 2016 (BIMFEST) !
Like every year, we believe we succeeded to compile a varying, but still always fitting within the 'BIMFEST spirit, line-up.
After our last year’s 100% Belgian and 15th anniversary bill, we went also looking abroad again this year. Also, because there’s no BIMFEST without at least a few qualitative homegrown products like this year, for instance, IMPLANT (presenting a brand new album!) and cult band PARADE GROUND.
Loyal BIMFEST-goers will immediately spot a couple returning BIMFEST values like NO MORE (D), THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (D) and PSYCHE (CAN) on the poster, but also some less obvious names (to Belgian festival standarts) such as the German rhythmic and industrial act XOTOX or the Techno / EBM crossover project of tNYC electro producer and performer Oliver Chesler, THE HORRORIST (LIVE!).
This year we also succeeded to get KIRLIAN CAMERA, out from the hot but dark and industrial Southern Italy and fronted by the stunning and charismatic Elena Alice Fossi. Without doubt they will bring the temperature in the front rows to the boiling point.
Also electro-punk-rockers THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX (UK) will easily get the crowd moving and all warmed-up with beautiful songs like eg 'One Millionth Happy costumer', 'Second Shot' or 'March 89'.
The main catch of BIMFEST 2017 is undoubtedly the pleasant deranged British Electro combo BLANCMANGE, who almost everyone should know from their 80's mega-hits like "Do not Tell Me," "Blind Vision ',' Feel Me 'and' Game Above my Head '... just to name but a few!
The only two names that remain to be announced are those of the bands that will open on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th December. These two names can in fact be chosen by YOU on the Dark Demons Night on Saturday, June 17th in the nice concerthall of the Antwerp venue Het Oude Badhuis. Click here if you want to learn some more about the six Dark Demons Night 2017 candidates, even better.. go there and vote your favorite act to BIMFEST 2017!
The pre-sale of the extremely limited Earl-Bird BIMFEST combination tickets (2 days) has already started, so hurry if you want to save some money!
The normal and separate day tickets, will become available as soon as all Early Bird tickets are gone!
As you can see our BIMFEST website is still under construction but meanwhile you can find more info on the link below!
Yes! We did it again! The BIMFEST 2017 line-up is a fact! Soon the full line-up will be announced but while the BIMFEST website is under construction we like to tease you already a bit with this preliminary poster poster!
Be aware the Early Bird combi-ticket pre-sales have already started and and are strictly limited to 100 pieces!
So save some cash and order now!
A soon as those are gone normal pre-sales combi-tickets (2days) and separate day tickets will go on sale at normal pre-sale prices.
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)