Thursday, 6 March 2008


We are very excited to say we have now been confirmed to play at this year's VENN FESTIVAL! It's gonna be amazing! Here's the poster..

Here's the press release (highlighted people we are fans of)..

5-8th June 2008, Bristol, England

First acts to confirm...

Matmos, Why?, Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, Moritz von Oswald, OLO Worms, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Murcof, Errorsmith, Fuck Buttons, Infinite Livez vs Stade, Skeletons and The Kings of All Cities, The Blessing, Snorkel, Afrikan Boy, Chik Budo, The Fungus Moth, John Wall, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Le Volume Courbe, Peverelist, Munch Munch, MoHa, Hauschka, One More Grain, Tractor, October + Phil Minton's 'Century FC'...much much much more to be announced soon.

Bristol's festival of musical overlap returns for a fifth year of celebratory stylistic mix 'n' match. Following last year's triumphant edition featuring key sets from Faust, A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Luke Vibert and ZunZunEgui among others, Venn 08 retains much the same format, but expands to incorporate a joyful safari through a host of unlikely new venues and contexts. Events will unfold in planetariums, ice rinks (MY IDEA!!), skate parks and other mischievously appropriated spots around the city, as Venn maintains its resolve to find fun new ways to flip the urban festival format.

Highlights among the opening raft of line-up confirmations include the masters of colourful conceptual electronics and Bjork collaborators Matmos, psychedelic rock/poetical hip hop mongrels Why?, minimalist club-dub maestro Moritz Von Oswald (Basic Channel), the old-meets-new English folk wonderment of Rachel Unthank & The Winterset and 'Century FC': an ambitious, specially commissioned one-off project involving maverick vocal improviser Phil Minton and a 100-strong civilian choir. Plus plenty more knowns and unknowns to enjoy, and many, many yet to be announced.

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