Closer / 31 Nyzhneyurkovskaya Str., Kyiv, Ukraine
Closer’s biggest event that still feels like home. Contemporary electronic music in its different aspects performed by more than 20 artists from all over the world.
With respect to the red buildings of Ribbon Factory, which had enough courage to become a cultural centre. With gratitude to open-minded crowd that welcomed this changes, and also with respect to old factory workers who quietly and wisely faced all the graffiti on their walls (we love the still remaining workers here, and they almost love us back). Feeling very thankful to the music, factory and dear listeners we announce the third edition of Strichka Festival.
This year STRICHKA will last one night and one day on 6 stages (dancefloors).
The festival will be opened by the live performances by ALVA NOTO and MURCOF in the central yard of the factory (May 21st in the evening). Other dance floors opened at midnight. Around 10 am the Festival moves to the terrace “Lesnoy Prichal” for the all-day-long-party, that will signify the opening of the summer season at Closer. Detailed schedule will be posted in may.
Decorations and visual art on the territory will be created by Tenpoint VJs and Sviter art-group in collaboration with Ivan Svitlychnyi.
Strichka Festival is only three years old. It occupies the territory of an old Ribbon Factory (“strichka” - ribbon ukr.), where Closer is situated. Previous Strichka bookings include the likes of Max Loderbauer, DSCRD, Soundwalk Collective, tINI, DJ Qu b2b Jus-Ed, Ivan Smagghe, Abdula Rashim, Etapp Kyle, Helena Hauff, James Dean Brown, Rhadoo and many others. Every Strichka festival brings together 2000 music lovers, who are open to sound with no genre-limitations and care about intimate atmosphere of this place.
Strichka 2015 Aftermovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNQL2HpPd5Q
For any information about festival, tickets, travel, etc. feel free to write here: [email protected]