From 8 to 10 April, discover the most exciting genres and musical niches from around the world at BRDCST. AB’s most adventurous festival is getting closer and closer.
Friday 8 April
BRDCST gets off to a flying start by giving the Ugandan Nyege Nyege Tapes and sister label Hakuna Kulala carte blanche. Acts include percussion trio Arsenal, grime artist Ecko Bazz and the futuristic hip-hop of Mc Yallah x Debmaster. Jana Rush demonstrates why the Guardian calls her “an electronic visionary”. There’s also a slot for sensational afropunk by Avalanche Kaito on the first day of the festival, as well as Farida Amadou and Lucy Railton, two rising stars in the world of experimental music. The bill is completed by sensational trumpet player Jaimie Branch.
Saturday 9 April
Saturday’s line-up could not be more diverse. The Japanese FUJI|||||||||||TA makes the organ hip again, while Bitchin Bajas pay tribute to the jazz god Sun Ra with Switched On Ra, and Londoner Wu-Lu performs his unique blend of grunge, post-punk, dub and rap. Violinist Elisabeth Klinck and cellist Judith Hamann will also administer a healthy dose of experimental music. Furthermore, Circuit des Yeux comes to BRDCST with her magnificent album -io. She will leave no soul unmoved.
Sunday 10 April
Colourgrade by English singer-songwriter Tirzah was one of the best albums of 2021. We are thrilled that she’s coming to bring BRDCST to a stylish close. The same applies to Jenny Hval, whose latest album Classic Object is an avant-garde pop gem. Without a doubt, the most radical act on the bill is Duma. Imagine, if you can: hardcore punk-trash metal-breakcore-industrial noise.
BRDCST asked Oï les OX, Joachim Badenhorst, Sergeant, Lennert Jacobs and Milan W. to reinterpret Tago Mago – the legendary album by German krautrock band Can – in full on the last day of the festival. Finally, you can find out for yourself why we think ---__--___ is making present-day’s most intriguing music. And why Iggy Pop is such a fan of Belgian violinist Catherine Graindorge. Wow! What. A. Day.
One-day tickets for BRDCST cost €19 and combi-tickets cost €45. Buy your tickets here.