8 bands will play Friday and Saturday 29-30 August. Additionally there is also a pre-party for early arrivals already on Thursday 28th. Line-up below:
COVENANT (S) - Finally! They've been on the top of the wish list since we started and now we can make it happen!
ASSEMBLAGE 23 (US) - From Seattle comes Assemblage 23 with their lovely melodic futurepop. After a recently praised gig in Malmö earlier this spring we give them a chance to visit the Gothenburg for the first time since 2003. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da7StUzVh3s
AESTHETIC PERFECTION (US) - They are back with a brand new album 'Til Death' and we are very happy to bring Daniel Graves & co to Gothenburg and Electronic Summer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyB6LYIP3U0
POUPPÉE FABRIKK (S) - The classic Swedish old school body band, which is also know as the tallest EBM band on the earth is back in Gothenburg for the first time since... the stone age? Actually we do not even remember when they latest did a gig in Gothenburg.
BEBORN BETON (DE) - Long time no see of Beborn Beton in Sweden. We thought it was a great idea to bring them back! The German band started already back in 1989 and the music can be described as classic synthpop. Did you miss them out? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jGGynbYCww
CLIENT (UK) - London-based Client A and Client N are back in Gothenburg after many years. They started their career on Andy Fletchers Toast Hawaii label and have released several albums since then. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAYzM7d1Kmo
LEGEND (IS) - Krummi Björgvinsson and Halldor Björnsson took the name Legend, after Ridley Scott's cult film about a fantastical battle between darkness and light. The same theme of spiritual conflict permeates their music, leading many to label it as 80s goth electro. But, rest assured, there music is luminous, as these two talents combined shine brightly.
DAILY PLANET (S) - They are back! And their comeback show will be at our festival! Everyone who knows their Swedish synthpop history remembers their Erasure-like pop melodies with fondness!
PRE-PARTY - Thursday 28th, featuring:
* EMMON (S) - She's with a new release!
* ITALOVE (S) - Martin Blix is taking us back to Milano in the early 80s
* DISCO DIGITALE (S) - Gothenburg's finest Italo
* ITALO-DISCO theme night
Pre-party event: https://www.facebook.com/events/576521965778413
Saturday 30th will also contain a very special
DEPECHE MODE CONVENTION, including:
* DM collector's record fair
* DM all night dancefloor
* Video screening
* Live DM tribute set by Alan W
* DM quiz & happening
DM convention event: https://www.facebook.com/events/737387939645865/
And as usual early guests will get free buffet food and we will have great DJs, exhibitions and more.
Welcome to the Electronic Summer!