- The festival adds 4 new acts—Foals, Floating Points, First Girl on the Moon, and Röyksopp DJ Set—and the Goxo stage for the younger audiences and urban music
- The largest indoor fall festival is slated to be the perfect long-weekend plan this November, and rolls out the BIME camping zone with this in mind
BIME LIVE, autumn’s largest indoor festival, today announces the new additions closing out the roster of its seventh edition, to be held the 1st and 2nd of November at Bilbao’s BEC! and billed as the perfect All Hallows weekend plan for lovers of contemporary sounds.
Few bands can boast of a decade at the height of popularity, side-stepping trends and killing it on stages the world over, like Foals. Led by the charismatic Yannis Philppakis, the Brits return to Bilbao to give us a retrospective of their brilliant career and present the songs from their acclaimed effort Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, a two-part album that is already being hailed as one of the best and most versatile in the bands oeuvre; a record on which they once again masterfully combine dance music with the airiest of indie rock creating an atmosphere “like a dance party on the deck of the Titanic” (allmusic.com).
Joining the Foals announcement are other noteworthy confirmations such as Floating Points, artistic pseudonym of famed producer and doctor of neuroscience Sam Shephard, active since 2009 and possessed of an exquisite technique when it comes to mixing styles and whose personal sessions have become essential to lovers of electronica of the avantest-garde. Known for experimenting with different genres to concoct a revolutionary dance music in warm hues that has defined the sound of the most restorative electronica of the past decade, Norwegian duo Röyksopp will be flaunting their savoir-faire at the decks this BIME LIVE in a DJ set that promises to be epic. First Girl on the Moon, the new project of post-punk duo Juancar Parlange and Eneko Cepeda, will present their debut effort Scars at the BEC!, out on the Oso Polita label September 27th; an album of stark atmospheres drawing on punk, rock, electronica, and kraut, of which they’ve already provided us with a walloping foretaste in the single “Moon”.
The sexiest and hottest tunes for dancing, sweating, and grinding til sunrise will be playing in the Goxo space Goxo is a little trap, R&B, hip hop, dancehall, and reggaeton club within a big festival. This year it’s celebrating its second edition at BIME LIVE after its positive reception last year, and today is announcing its full program representing the urban music of the moment with such big names as Kaydy Cain, member of collectives like La Mafia del Amor, Los Santos (ex Pxxr Gvng), and Takers, and who transcended the trap tag some time ago. With a globe-spanning career—he’s toured Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Mexico—he doesn’t think twice about including different Latin American registers and influences in his songs to get our rumps and feet romping. French producer, vocalist, and DJ Coucou Chloe plays with style and intelligence in her songs featuring experimentation, rap, pop, and sensual rhythms, garnering international attention ever since her tracks sneaked onto runways like the New York Fashion Week. Her performance will be, without a doubt, one of the high points at Goxo, where we’ll also find Kamixlo, co-founder of Bala Club, a musician who completely overturns genre conventions mixing the darkness of emo or nu-metal with the heaviest of reggaeton.
Also joining the party at Goxo are King Doudou, purveying rap and reggae with Ivorian, Brazilian, and other world rhythms; Branko, proposing an exciting and sweet musical journey through urban genres born in Portuguese-speaking countries; Topanga Kiddo, selector, music journalist, and member of Madrid collective Brrrrap, an eclectic lover of electronica, Black music, and popular rhythms raised on Spain’s Ruta del Bakalo; Atodamadre, project of DJ and producer David Atodamadre fusing dark atmospheres with Latin rhythms; and Brat Star, Canadian DJ returning to Goxo solo (sola?) this time, after accompanying Yung Beef to the BIME LIVE hot zone in 2018.
And thus BIME LIVE locks in a roster of stellar and contemporary names among whom blaze Jamiroquai, music icon, creators of countless hits and responsible for funk’s resurgence in the ‘90s, returning to the Basque Country 14 years after a memorable performance; Teutons Kraftwerk, pioneers of electronica, with a spectacular 3-D getup that they’ve taken to the main contemporary art museums of the world; Amaia, whose long-awaited album recorded with Raul Refree in New York will hit streets the 20th of this month, kicking off a new era in the career of the multifaceted Navarre native; Michael Kiwanuka, an artist of great depth on everyone’s tongue since his song “Cold Little Heart” made the title track of the Big Little Lies series; Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes singer and frontwoman, with her soulful offering; and the eccentric electronic avant-pop of Róisín Murphy, former Moloko vocalist. The program is brought to a close with Gaua, an Eden for electronica- and dance-lovers, this year counting on sessions headed by Helena Hauff, one of the most seriously crushing producers out there right now, whose industrial beats are capable of leaving audiences danced to exhaustion; Daphni (aka Caribou), Canadian genius of festivity and hedonism; the elegant minimalism of London’s Pearson Sound, and the pop-inflected house of Pional.
Attendees will be able to hunker down right on the festivalgrounds
Coinciding with the November holiday and long weekend, festivalgoers are expected from all over Spain, as well as France and the UK, for which the organization has set up a camping zone right at the BEC! offering attendees different lodging options, ranging from camping to glamping and innovative capsules featuring every amenity.
November 1-2, 2019
Friday November 1st
FLOATING POINTS Live
RÖYKSOPP dj set
FIRST GIRL ON THE MOON
Gaua: DAPHNI / PIONAL / COOPER SAVER
Goxo: KAYDY CAIN live/ COUCOU CHLOE Live/ KING DOUDOU/ KAMIXLO dj set
Saturday November 2nd
BRITTANY HOWARD of Alabama Shakes
THE DIVINE COMEDY
MARK LANEGAN BAND
BANPIRO MAITALEAK (Mursego + Amorante)
Gaua: HELENA HAUFF / PEARSON SOUND / PARK HYE JIN
Goxo: BRANKO Live/ BRAT STAR/ TOPANGA KIDDO/ ATODAMADRE
Day pass: €50 + fees
Two-day pass: €85 + fees
30th and 31st of October and 1st of November 2019
BIME PRO pass: €80 + fees
BIME PRO + LIVE pass: €110 + fees.