Solar Weekend Festival 2011 Reveals Broad Line-up

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, May 18, 2011 -- The Solar Weekend 2011 line-up has been revealed. With a diverse music and art program Extrema's creative crossover festival will celebrate its seventh edition on August 5, 6 and 7. Solar Weekend's line-up consists of dance, hip-hop, from underground to pop, but also other genres and art forms.

Together with the beach campsite Solar Weekend creates the ultimate holiday for the festival visitor at the beautiful banks of recreational lake Maasplassen in Roermond in the south of the Netherlands. At Solar Weekend, over 300 artists and more than 800 creative minds from Extrema's international artists collective, divided among over 10 areas and just as many creative villages build the festival terrain together.

Becoming Conscious

Extrema cooperates with visitors and creatives to consciously work on a better future. Some of the means to achieve this are a 100% green stage, powered by the energy generated by the visitors themselves, elaborate public transport and fair trade, biological food.

Broad line-up

This year Solar came up with a broad music program yet again. The complete line-up has already been published at the event's website Amongst others, the Dutch hip-hop formation De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, the electrorockers of The Subs, Bonaparte, Goose and the Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 play at the main stage, the 'Mixed Main'. Add the afrobeat of Jungle by Night, the beat box and live loop master Beardyman and the Zwart Licht XL hip-hopband to that and the Mixed Main has its beautiful array of artists.

The Techy Tent is characterized by the legendary nightclub Berghain in Berlin. On Saturday, Len Faki is responsible for the program. He will bring, among others, the techno hero Francois K and Holland's pride Benny Rodrigues along with him. Dj/producer Chris Liebing is the programmer on Sunday, with Cassy, Luke Slater and Marcel Dettmann.

Joost van Bellen has his Rauw Lab again with a tough line-up featuring The Magician (ex-Aeroplane), Tommie Sunshine, Mixhell of Sepultura-drummer Iggor Cavalera, Hey Today!, Villa and Nobody Beats the Drum. Hip-hop collective Missin' Link hosts the Saturday. The Sunday is dedicated to the Amsterdam multi-talents of Habbekrats. Two days of the hottest Holland's booming hip-hop scene has to offer at the moment.

This year the Ouwehoeah Area has moved to a machine shed where Amsterdam collectives reign. Dekmantel this year invites the Chicago house producer Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers), as well as underground heavy weights I-F, Floating Points and Legowelt. Sunday revolves around the number 1 dubsteb collective of the Netherlands: Oi! with Funtcase, N-Type, Kutz and hosts Brutuzz and Gomes.

Also this year: Schlager Area with several live-acts, dj's and of course German pints of beer. The Food Village is a cosy place that will provide you with biological food and other culinary miracles while enjoying live music by Beukorkest and you can even join live jam sessions.

SOURCE Extrema Outdoor BV

May 18, 2011 5:16am ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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