Monday, November 12, 2007

Etoiles Polares Finland @ Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium




Festival of Finnish popular music in Ghent, Belgium

'Etoiles Polares Finland', a festival dedicated exclusively to Finnish music, will take place at Vooruit Arts Centre, Ghent, Belgium, on December 12 - 15.

The festival focuses on the alternative domains of popular music, especially electronic and progressive styles. The hand-picked performers include Kimmo Pohjonen, Cleaning Women, Circle, Kuusumun Profeetta, Magyar Posse, Aavikko, Shogun Kunitoki, Kusti Vuorinen and Pekko Käppi. On two special occasions, Jimi Tenor and Pan Sonic will collaborate with Belgian artists Flat Earth Society and Arne Deforce, respectively.

Some of the concerts feature visuals and video art by Marita Liulia, Maippi Ketola and Samuli Alapuranen.

'Etoiles Polares Finland' is produced by Vooruit Arts Centre with additional programme consultation by Fimic, and with the support of several Finnish institutions and foundations.

Vooruit Arts Center is a prominent cultural house hosting two venues with standing capacities of 1200 and 300. Music aside, it programmes regularly contemporary dance, plays, performance art, and installations.

Programme:

Kimmo Pohjonen & Marita Liulia Animator
Vooruit Theaterzaal
December 12, 2007

Kusti Vuorinen / Jimi Tenor meets Flat Earth Society & Maippi Ketola
Vooruit Theaterzaal
December 13, 2007

Cleaning Women
Vooruit Cafe
December 13, 2007

Pekko Käppi / Kimmo Pohjonen & Eric Echampard / Kuusumun Profeetta
Various Vooruit venues
December 14, 2007

Shogun Kunitoki
Vooruit Cafe
December 14, 2007

Magyar Posse / Circle / Pan Sonic meets Arne Deforce / Aavikko & Samuli Alapuranen
Various Vooruit venues
December 15, 2007

More info:
http://www.vooruit.be/ -> http://www.vooruit.be/nl/series/36

[via Fimic / It's A Trap]