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The Barbwires, Messer Chups and The Phantom Four headlining annual surf festival.
On Saturday September 26th the fifth edition of the North Sea Surf Festival, the biggest festival in Northwestern Europe dedicated to instrumental surf music, will be held. The surffrenzy, organised annually by Dutch surf veterans The Phantom Four will once again take place at Melkweg in Amsterdam. Presale has started this Monday.
The festival, which main goal is to promote surf music to a wide variety of music lovers, has contracted a number of bands that have never played in The Netherlands before. This year the Dutch audience can see Swedish bands The Barbwires and The Illuminators, Spanish Els A-Phonics, Italy's Watang! and Los Fantasticos from the UK live for the very first time. Besides hosts The Phantom Four and Russian cult legends Messer Chups the Belgian surf scene is represented by The Scrammers and Humanga Danga, two bands that already blew the crowds of Pacific Parc away during one of the returning North Sea Surf Nights.
On top of the nine bands playing at the venue there will be surf films at the cinema that will be announced at a later stage. In the theater of Melkweg there will be a surf market with collectable surf records. All bands will be doing a signing session at the market after their show. At Melkweg café renowned international DJ's will be spinning 50's and 60's vinyl; DJ Zombierella from Russia (bass player of Messer Chups), DJ Kike Louie from Spain and DJ's Groove Motions and Mz. Siren from the UK.
NORTH SEA SURF FESTIVAL 2015
LIVE: THE BARBWIRES (SWEDEN) / MESSER CHUPS (RUSSIA) / THE PHANTOM FOUR (NL) / ELS A-PHONICS (SPAIN) / LOS FANTASTICOS (UK) / WATANG! (ITALY) / THE SCRAMMERS (BELGIUM) / THE ILLUMINATORS (SWEDEN) / HUMANGA DANGA (BELGIUM)
Saturday September 26th, Melkweg Amsterdam
Also at Tiki Oasis this year are:
... and much more!
For the first time ever, playing a few selected shows in NorCal, Mike Barbwire, bandleader of infamous Swedish act The Barbwires will team up with San Francisco surf heroes THE DEADBEATS on the first week of July, 2011. This brand new cross-Atlantic collaboration goes under the name of Mike Barbwire with The Deadbeats, and what you can expect is older stuff, new stuff, and probably a few newly composed songs. How does it taste? Well take 1 oz Swedish stored ice-cold wild surf-guitar, add 4 cups of freshly harvested even wilder-sounding sun-drenched NorCal surf musicians, add some light and dark rum, falernum syrup, throw in a pinch of frenzy and a handful of joy for the art of surf music. How this exotic cocktail tastes can only be found out at any of these exclusive shows!
A brand new Mike Barbwire 45 rpm is to be released simultaneously with this tour. Here is a short teaser video:
The 45 was recorded in Sweden in May with The Blue Ocean Six featuring members from The Domestic Bumblebees, The Hives, The Dragtones, and Big Band Splash.
For more info and updates please check Mike Barbwire on facebook or visit www.norcalknockout.com.