The 9th Eurocultured Street Festival returns to Manchester City Centre for another adrenaline shot of culture from the continent. We invite some of Europe’s finest visual artists, dancers, performers, musicians and bands to perform live for 2 days on outdoors stages, in car parks, railway tunnels over 3 streets and 7 venues underneath Oxford Road train station. The event is commended for its special atmosphere and its low entry fee making it one of the best value boutique festivals in the UK and beyond.
Highlights for the music line up for 2012 include: Caravan Palace (France), Death in Vegas, Birdy Nam Nam (France), The Japanese Popstars (Ireland), The Correspondents, The Amazing (Sweden), Jim Noir, Jez Kerr (ex ACR), Von D (France), Zun Zun Egui, Zakopower (Poland), Folks and Cherrystones.
Throughout the streets and in nooks and crannies of venues we have invited an array of street artists, graffiti artists, illustrators, fine artists and tattoo artists that will transform surfaces into new worlds. Highlights include Frau Isa (Austria), Low Bros (Germany), Etam Crew (Poland) and loads more that we will announce in due course. 2 key slots on the festival site will be filled by emerging artists from the region as we search for the next big thing in association with Eastpak.
Dance and performance also has its fair share of airtime as we welcome the Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble ‘Orlyk’, there will be an international 2 vs 2 breakdance competition with live band Floor Rippers providing the beats in this new format that is taking the b boy world by storm. We also welcome the Hooping Harlots who will be showcasing their hula hoop skills throughout the site and welcome return of The Whim Wham Club, who presents 'Sideshow Sensations': be amazed by conjurers, contortionists and cabaret acts.
A further 100 band and DJs will play over the 2 days including Silverclub, From the Kites of San Quentin, Skittles – full live band, Fallacy, Mark XTC, Dub Phizix, Chimpo, Fox, Broke'n'£nglish, T-Man, Chunky, Tonn Piper, The Feud, Lottery Winners, Blind Atlas, Lovely Rita (Austria), Vieka, Bwani Junction, The Slow Show, humanizer, Matt Triggs, Martin Brew, Cheap Cuts, Golden Glow, Hot Beat Repeat, Mount Fabric, Hawker Reunion, City Reign, Metrodome (Jasper Rhodonite), Rich Reason, Linkwood and many many more that will be announced very soon.
We have worked very hard to keep the price as low as possible to make the event viable; the entry fee will be £20 for a 2 day ticket and £15 per day in advance. Tickets are available online via Skiddle.
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