Les Siestes in Portugal
Les Siestes is settling down a new edition in Coimbra - Portugal this late August (24, 25, 26 of August) ! Bem-vindo !
Les Siestes have a long history abroad.
Such a long history that Les Siestes actually are the most exported French music festival with 21 editions organized in 14 different countries over 4 continents.
So when the Casa das Artes in Coimbra have asked us to think about a first Portuguese edition in 2018, we’ve been super thrilled within the first minute. There is no doubt that Portugal is a land of discovery that has a lot to offer (an excellent, diverse and stimulating local scene and beautiful venues and a perfect weather).
For this first Portuguese edition, we’re back on our roots, building a line-up with artists we like a lot and that have impressed us in the past years. We’ve came along with an almost 100% electronic program, some kind of best of Les Siestes.
As always our concerts will be free of charges and will be held during the daytime (end of the afternoon) in the backyard garden of the Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto.
16h * Local Radio
17h * The Lions (PT) - Live
19h * Varg (SE) - Live
20h * M.E.S.H. (US) - Dj set
16h * Local Radio
17h Kate NV (RU) - Live
18h Ghost Hunt (PT) - Live
19h Zaltan (FR) - Dj set
16h * Local Radio
17h * João Pais Filipe (PT) - Live
18h * Giant Swan (UK) - Live
19h * DJ Nigga Fox (PT) - Dj set
M.E.S.H. (US) - Dj set
M.E.S.H. is rendering a vivid vision of where next for modern, rhythm-driven electronic music. Ossifying fluidly skeletal patterns from a rich pool of far flung rhythmic DNA, his music describes a hyperreal place-out-of-time framed by matrices of tessellating grids and vapour-trace contours rent in near-VR detail.
Varg (SE) - Live
Varg’s music embraces beautifully brooding chamber synth vignettes in the faults between granite techno slabs and heart-rending black metal gestures consistently executed with a detached, crooked sleight of hand.
Kate NV (RU) - Live
Excellent, effervescent, charmingly whimsical, Kate NV’s music is made of rhythmelodic percussive pointillism and splayed choral vox recalling the sweetest sides of FAY, Visible Cloaks, D.K., Steve Reich or Jameszoo.
Zaltan (FR) - Dj set
Zaltan runs Antinote, a Parisian label with a distinctive roster of artists who are not appearing on other labels, giving Antinote a feeling of singularity. Zaltan’s DJing echoes his label. His sets are playful and pleasingly freeform, peppered with catchy tunes you don’t hear other DJs play.
Giant Swan (UK) - Live
One of the most nattered about new Bristol acts, Giant Swan tuck away a fibrillating techno charge somewhere between Tessela and Phase Fatale styles but with added briztle grunge for flavour.
DJ Nigga Fox (PT) - Dj set
Nigga Fox reasserts his position at the vanguard of Kuduro and its mutant offshoots by pushing the levels of detail and rhythmic tension in his productions to lethal degrees, resulting some of that sound’s most warped (pun intended) and irresistibly driven workouts.
At Casa das Artes - Fundação Bissaya Barreto.
Av. Sá da Bandeira 83
3000-351 Coimbra, Portugal
Time Schedue : Concerts will be held from 4:00 till 9:00 pm
Price : 0 €
Les Siestes Électroniques is a proud members of the Shape Platform. SHAPE is a platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe. It consists of 16 festivals and art centres and aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound. SHAPE is a three-year initiative, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Giant Swan is one of the musicians sponsored this year. Dj Nigga Fox, M.E.S.H. and Varg were former alumni of the program. http://shapeplatform.eu/