- Apparat (live)
- Jazzanova (live)
- Yves Tumor
- The Mouse Outfit
- Fatima Al Qadiri (live)
- Bjarki (A/V live)
- Matthew Dear
- Lisa Morgenstern
- 2-day tickets available for purchase!
An array of artists representing a wide range of genres joins the lineup for the 14th edition of the festival! From the hottest “urban music” names (Gaika), through intriguing experimentalists (Yves Tumor and Fatima Al Qadiri) and techno artists (Bjarki), to electropop stars (Apparat, GusGus, Matthew Dear), nujazz celebrities (Jazzanova) and promising newcomers (The Mouse Outfit, Lisa Morgenstern) – this multi-layered lineup is a perfect complement to the previous Kraftwerk announcement.
Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice is famous for its diversity. The invited artists represent the opposite sides of the music galaxy, but the common denominator is their fascinating work.
Apparat started with hard techno, to then head towards elegant electronic songs. The artist is famous for being a member of the Moderat supergroup. Recently, he has been focusing on producing music for the cinema, and even received an award for the best soundtrack at the Venice Film Festival. Apparat will come to Katowice with a whole band, and the concert will be a part of his first tour since 2013.
Numerous Polish fans of Icelandic music will be pleased to hear about the performance of GusGus. This well recognizable band is famous for their eclectic pop-based style. The list of its members is constantly changing. At the moment it is a duo composed of producer Birgir Thorarinsson and singer Daníel Ágúst. 2018 marked the release of their tenth album, “Lies Are More Flexible”. The enchanting mix of ambient, downtempo and synthwave as well as their older hits guarantee a strong festival performance. An extra doze of electropop magic will be provided by Matthew Dear. The American swings back and forth between being a techno DJ and experimental pop producer. In 2018, the founder of the highly regarded Ghostly International label released his latest album, “Bunny”, which we will surely get a chance to hear in Katowice.
The audience can also count on a captivating show by Jazzanova, who are currently touring with their latest album, “The Pool”. The nujazz stars remain active not only as DJs and producers, but also make a mark with their live performances with a full live band. Organic sounds will be delivered to Katowice by The Mouse Outfit from Great Britain. The band is composed of nine people playing swinging hip-hop. Warm yet muffled sounds are the domain of Lisa Morgenstern. The German/Bulgarian pianist and singer wows the audience with dark romanticism.
Experimental vibes will be generated by Yves Tumor and Fatima Al Qadiri. The first one is famous for his frantic concerts. His latest album released on Warp is a kaleidoscope of coordinated songs and gothic pop. Fatima Al Qadiri draws inspiration from around the world – from juke to trance, exploring China and the Arab queer culture.
June will also be the month of techno. Bjarki spent years writing “for the drawer”, but his songs somehow made their way to Nina Kravitz, who decided to release “I Wanna Go Bang”. The single turned out to be a great hit and catapulted him to the top of the techno scene. We can also count on some radical sounds from GAIKA. The Brit is one of the hottest rappers of the year. He is mixing street themes with political messages, earning the title of “electronic music’s answer to Basquiat”. Published in 2018, his debut album, “Basic Volume”, ended up in numerous year-end charts. We are looking forward to his gig in Katowice.
This is just the beginning of unveiling the programme of Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice 2019. On June 20-22, the Culture Zone in Katowice will once again be taken over by the hottest and the most intriguing sounds from around the world. With an annual lineup of fascinating artists and a remarkable location in the very heart of Silesia, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice is considered one of the most recognised and appreciated music festivals in Europe. It is well worth another visit. More info on the Festival’s website.