It looks like Rotterdam is finally attracting more touring artists.
REC. is a new festival by MTV and the team behind venue Annabel. It’s a two-day festival taking place on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November in and around Annabel (plus Perron re-opens just for this festival). It has a lineup of interesting artists with big names like Santigold, SBTRKT, Rhye, Mount Kimbie, Skepta as well as a nice mixture of groundbreaking international acts (Mick Jenkins, FKJ, Niki & The Dove) as local/Dutch names (Sevdaliza, Tears & Marble, Klyne, BEA1991, Pink Oculus).
But there’s more coming:
On 12 November Mura Masa will play in Annabel. The young producer brings support in the form of collaborator Bonzai (she sings on various tracks and in turn Alexander Crossan produced tracks on her EP and Album) as well as Jadu Heart (a young mysterious and masked duo with really charming electronic pop/R&B songs).
Roosevelt will be finally be playing our hometown on November 16 in Rotown. We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the release of “Sea” back in 2012. We’ve seen Marius Lauber play with his band at the 2014 edition of The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. We thought it was so nice, we got up early the next day to watch his second show during that festival! And it seems he’s been evolving even more since then, especially with raving critics after his Lowlands show and the release of his first full-length album.
Also interesting: Sea Change (November 12, Rotown), SX (November 19, Rotown), Cut_ (November 26, Rotown) and Bazart (November 30, Rotown)