From the 4th to the 7th of May, FASMA Festival 2017 unfolds its fourth edition with 40 international and local artists in 6 venues across Athens, aiming to bridge innovative music and electronic arts.
Creating a path around diverse neighborhoods through the city, from the imposing 19th century historical hall of the Old Stock Exchange Market, to the pillar of techno Astron bar and to the recently renovated Public Agora of Kypseli, FASMA weaves together some unconventional as well as established spots of Athenian nightlife. From the place-to-be six d.o.g.s. and the multipurpose space of Chitirio, to the sunny garden of the Association of Greek Archaeologists building, the programme of this year’s edition unveils through a constellation of venues.
Exceptional artists covering a wide spectrum of today’s electronic music will be presented through the course of four days. The legendary Drexciyan DJ Stingray from Detroit, alongside the father of cosmic disco, Daniele Baldelli, and the always gripping Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails share the bill with queer rap icon Zebra Katz and esteemed connoisseur Tolouse Low Trax.
Straight from a grimey warehouse comes Perc on a b2b set with Randomer, and the godfather of Bristol dubstep Pinch, joining forces with Athenian techno heavyweight ANFS, stretching all the way to Toxe, the dark electro-pop of Sixth June and the gems of exceptional crate digger Jamie Tiller. FASMA teams up in a showcase with local forward-thinking labels Hypermedium and Lower Parts, in a hardware-heavy night full of synthetic sounds. From their roster alongside DJ Stingray and a pick of local producers, it will present ‘hooligan of computer music’ EVOL and the new A/V project of N.M.O.’s Rubén Patiño, as Lag Os.
Acting as a platform for showcasing local artists across different genres, FASMA cherry-picks performances such as the live A/V debut of Constantine HADES w/ EFTD, the midnight synth horror of Vercetti Technicolor, the deconstructed dub approach of Jay Glass Dubs, the new project of underground rap master Hatemost and the hip-hop improvisations of Kill Emil, among many others.
Technical workshops, installations and lectures enfold this year’s programme in a parallel fashion, expanding ideas beyond the performance space of the concert hall and the dancefloor, demonstrating music culture in its various unfoldings.
Detailed programme of the festival’s parallel activities will be announced gradually.
3-day ticket (5-7 May) does not include the opening concert (4 May)
Tickets for the opening concert are on sale individually.