Photo: Cat Stevens
Bo Ningen (JP), Re-TROS (CN), Siinai, Death Hawks, Mr. Peter Hayden…
4–6 Sep 2014, Korjaamo & mbar, Helsinki
Niubi Festival takes place at Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo and mbar (Lasipalatsi) on September 4–6 and aims to show that there is more to Asian music than j-rock, k-pop and Gangnam Style. In addition to Asian alternative music, the festival features a selection of the most interesting Finnish indie bands of the moment.
Hailing from the suburbs of Tokyo and Osaka, Bo Ningen is one fo the headliners and has already made a splash at festivals like Coachella and Primavera. The foursome’s chaotic soup combines the krautrock of Amon Düül and Can to the post-hardcore of Refused and the free-spirited stylistic experiments of classic Japanese bands ike Boredoms and Melt Banana. The band is currently based in London and known for its unpredictable and chaotic live shows.
Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) comes from China and plays post-punk infused with the stench of Beijing’s smog and spiced up with electronic elements. The band has toured with Gang of Four and recorded with Brian Eno. They’ve played the main stages of China’s biggest festivals and toured the US. Song names like TV Show (Hang the Police) show off the band’s uncompromising attitude that won’t yield to the censorship of a totalitarian state.
Niubi Festival’s Finnish bands include Siinai, who just released a new album called Supermarket to immediate acclaim, Death Hawks, who’ve been honing their live skills all around Europe lately and Mr. Peter Hayden, a band that likes to explore the outer reaches of inner space.
The festival opening night will be celebrated at a free event at mbar with a surprise performer to be revealed at a later date. More performers for the festival’s main event at Korjaamo will also be announced over the summer. We can promise some exciting surprises from Asia as well as Finland.
PRE-SALES AT TIKETTI: 16,50 € / day, 27 € / 2 days
Stay tuned – more to come!