Vilnius – 2010

Drop Dead Festival 7 August 18-22, 2010 Vilnius, Lithuania



Sex Gang Children
Stereo Total
Jad Wio
Jacquy Bitch
Inca Babies
The Last Days of Jesus
Noblesse Oblige
Grotesque Sexuality
Agent Side Grinder
Phoenix Catscratch
Gertrud Stein
Aniaetle Programmeur
13th Moon
Noisy Pig
The Crazed
Cristal Palace
The Gaa Gaas
Petra Flurr
The Proof
Nad Mika
Loto Ball
Velvet Condom
Miguel and the Living Dead

Wednesday August 18 – Sunday August 22, 2010 Venue – Mulen Ružas
8pm – 9pm DIY Promoter meeting
Brave Exhibitions (Berlin/London) vs Mutant Transmissions (NY/LA)
Bands: Nurvuss + Birth! + Gertrude Stein + Vilkduja
DJs: BLIX & Speakmarauder vs Polina Y & Daniel Triangle
Plus: International promoter round table discussion, How to start your own events workshop
Plus Plus: Music Experimentation and strange noises in other rooms, workshops, Mega DJ Battle +more

Thursday August 19
Batcave Special! Plus Queer Wave Party in the Ant Room
Bands: Grotesque Sexuality + Castrati + 13th moon + Last Days of Jesus + Jacquy Bitch + Specimen
Batcave Special DJs: (between bands) Woodraf (Poland), Christoph (Austria)
Ant Room/ Queer Wave Party DJs: It Sicko , Petra Flur, Noisy Pig, Polina Y, The Liberty Snake

Friday August 20 – Doors 7pm SHARP!
MUTANT TRANSMISSIONS! Special! Plus After the Fall Party in the Ant Room
Bands: Noisy Pig, Cristal Palace, Petra Loto Ball,Flurr, Aniaetleprogrammeur, Nad Mika, Stereo Total
Mutant Transmissions DJs: (between bands) Mia (UKGermany), Daniel Triangle(NY, USA)
Ant Room/ After the Fall DJs :CPP (Netherlands) , A Nurse Called Mike (Austria) , Tomek (Poland)

Saturday August 21 – Doors7:30 pm SHARP!
Saturday Night Special! Plus So Young and so Could Minimal Wave in the Ant Room
Bands: The Proof, The Crazed, Genetiks,Scofferlane, Miguel and the Living Dead, Inca Babies, , ZOUNDS
Saturday Night Special! DJs:(between bands) Jorge+ Venus (Berlin, Germany), Kevin Matthews (SGC – UK )

Ant Room/ So Young and so Could Minimal Wave DJs:
Pinky Bloody Mary (France), Vasia (Greece), It Sicko (Germany)

Sunday August 22 – Doors 7pm SHARP!
Wave Special! Plus Death Disco in the Ant Room
Bands: Velvet Condom, The Gaa Gaas, AgentSideGrinder, PhoenixCatscratch, NoblesseOblige, Jad Wio, Sex Gang Children
Wave Special DJs (between bands): Andrew Black Forest (UK), A Nurse Called Mike (Austria)
Ant Room/ Death Disco Party DJs: Nico (France), Batluder (Denmark), Paulius (Lithuania)

Drop Dead Festival: DIY ethic at its best

Drop Dead Festival is the showcase for the best original old and new post-punk, death disco, mutant wave, 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.

Drop Dead Festival History

Drop Dead Festival started in 2002 in NYC CBGBs club, at the time the only US festival focusing on that type of underground music. Over the past eight years hundreds of bands and DJs from all over the world have been part of this special gathering. Due to overwhelming demand Drop Dead Festival made its debut in Europe in 2007 and has been hosted in a new country ever since.

DDF typically features excusive appearances by international headliners which in the past have included legendary New Wave divas Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich, early punks Rubella Ballet and UK Decay, pioneering psychobilly band The Quakes, one of the goth originals Sex Gang Children, New York gypsy punks World/Inferno Friendship Society, original LA art rock group Cinema Strange, and hundreds of others.

In addition to music performances, Drop Dead Festival typically includes dance parties, movie screenings, art exhibitions, DIY workshops and more. DDF is the largest and best known festival of its type. And makes the biggest emphases on community and do it your self ethic.

Drop Dead Festival I 2010 – August 18-22 Vilnius Lithuania