Bong / Bugskull / Dolphins into the Future / Donato Epiro / The Homosexuals / Morphogenesis / Bill Orcutt / Peaking Lights / Pens / Strapping Fieldhands / The Doozer / The Wolf, Death & the Acorn / Voice of Seven Thunders / Yoshi Wada
For its twelfth edition, the KRAAK festival trades Brussels in for Aalst. Netwerk and KRAAK will organise the festival in cooperation from 2010 onwards.
As previous years the festival offers a strong sample of new and adventurous music. Spread over two locations - Netwerk and de Brug, a stone’s throw from the Houtkaai - future hypes and established values are at play, most of them for the first time in Europe. On the program: Fluxus avant-garde, ethnographic field recordings, improv, new age, avant-pop, no-fi punk, ... KRAAK festival maintains the yearly tradition of a twelve hour lasting event full of musical nomadism, a psychotic trip for adventurous maniacs.
KRAAK is an organization that promotes quality new music. It brings out recordings, organizes concerts and festivals, and publishes a monthly mini-magazine Ruis. Flagships include Ignatz, Köhn, Silvester Anfang, Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat, Kiila, …
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The festival is a part of the European project Interreg IVa ‘2 Mers Seas Zeeën’ Cross-boarder cooperative programme 2007-2013. This project is a cooperation between Aspex (Porthsmouth), Boem vzw (Kunst & Zwalm), Fabrica (Brighton), L’H du Siège (Valenciennes), La Malterie (Lille) and Netwerk (Aalst). United by the motto ‘Investing in your future’ sustainable strategies for audience paticipation are developed.