Premier festival for Art Damaged music including synth wave, queer electro, art punk, mutant wave, minimal wave, no wave, cold wave, weirdo post punk, ritual music, anarcho and positive punk, psycho beats, future experimentation , neo billy wave, synth punk, death disco, 8 bit and nintendocore core, tropical sexy beats, ndw, and sounds in between

Drop Dead Festival: DIY ethic at its best


Drop Dead Festival is the showcase for the best original old and new post-punk, weird electro,  mutant wave, deathrock, billy and related bands and DJs. We believe in bringing together the most creative and interesting bands regardless of how obscure. Because many of the best independent, weirder and art related bands get no exposure and are not well known, we take this opportunity to bring them together during this one big festival.


One of the main purposes of the Drop Dead festival is also to make a DIY music community. Cooperation and scene unity is the main focus and we welcome all promoters to cooperate and work together during this one big party. We try to invite and work with DJs and promoters from most European countries as well as from America and beyond. Anyone actively working with the underground music scene is welcome to become part of the festival and to showcase what they are doing locally as well as to collaborate with others worldwide.


In addition to a big party, Drop Dead Festival is also a chance to learn something. We take this opportunity to include workshops, art exhibits, network sessions, and movie showings. Not only is this meant to be a celebration of culture, it’s also the biggest gathering of people involved in supporting dark DIY music locally. We want promoters, DJs and anyone else interested to walk away inspired and with new tools to do their projects. If you want to start running shows, start a band, or do your own ‘zine, this festival is a great place to get your start.