Sweden's premiere EBM festival
Bodyfest is the leading Swedish festival within the EBM, body and electro punk scene. The festival started in 2010 at Fryshuset and since 2011 it has been located at Nalen in the center of Stockholm. The 1st of November is the date of Bodyfest 2014. The festival will offer you both Swedish and international acts, in an awesome mix of both old favourites and hot newcomers. We promise you tons of sweat and stomping!
The 2014 lineup so far:
Borghesia, Dupont, Wulfband
During the years, the following bands have performed
Front 242, Das Ich, Pouppée Fabrikk, Tyske Ludder, The Neon Judgement, Pankow, Autodafeh, Spark!, Stockholm Wrecking Crew/No Sleep by the Machine, The Klinik, A Split Second, Orange Sector, Parade Ground, Sturm Café/Kommando XY, Schwefelgelb, The Invincible Spirit, Vomito Negro, 32Crash, Spetsnaz, NordarR, Container 90, Oldschool Union.
This is just a dream come true. Borghesia has been on top of our wish list for many years now and finally magic happens. We proudly present this Slovenian EBM-giant that formed in Ljubljana in 1982. Along with Laibach they formed the activist group "Neue Slowenische Kunst - NSK" and as well as their Slovenian colleagues, Borghesia had a strong political agenda. Musically, the band was eager to use early sampling techniques to construct tracks from cut up radio noises and movie dialogues. They developed their own brand of EBM that combined symphonic synthesizers, funky basslines, military drum beats and harsch, crisp sequenced rhythms that repeat in trance-like loops. Add equal parts Chris & Cosey, Cabaret Voltaire, Art of Noise and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
They visited Sweden in 1988 with a show in Gothenburg that was broadcasted by Swedish National Radio (P3 live) and their latest visit in Sweden was in 1990. Between 1995 and 2009 the band was pretty much non-existing but since 2009 they are back to once again share their beliefs on world politics.
On June 10 the brand new album, "And Man Created God", is released and on November 1st we are drenched in tears when Borghesia enter the main stage of Nalen
Old school set
We have the pleasure to present Dupont feat. Johan Damm in the line-up of Bodyfest 2014!
In the beginning of their career, Dupont, was one of the initiators of the second wave of old school EBM. The debut album “Ukraina” from 2001 had a lot of attitude and is nowadays considered being a centerpiece of Swedish EBM records. After the lead singer Johan Damm left the band, the remaining members Rickard Svensson and Daniel Jonasson changed the concept of the band. Rickard became the new lead singer and the band started to combine their EBM sound with pop elements. The new concept of Dupont have resulted in two more records, "Intermezzo" and "Entering the Ice Age", but at Bodyfest 2014 Dupont will go back to their roots...
Dupont have only done a few shows featuring Johan after he quit the band. At Familientreffen 2013 they delivered an excellent show, supported by some beer drinking well-known EBM-personalities on stage including Patrick Codenys of Front 242, Henrik Björkk of Pouppée Fabrikk and Gustav Jansson of Sturm Café to name a few. We can't promise you that they are included in Duponts show at Bodyfest 2014, but we can promise you a set of pure old school hits and one hell of a show!
First official gig at Bodyfest 2014
They are wildlings spawn out of the north, that much we know. Creatures that should be better off hidden somewhere in the deep forest without the interaction of humans. Now that we face the inevitable, how should we react? The best solution is probably to join the strong forces of raw nature and release the beast within us. For this is raw EBM in its purest form and lyrics are grunted out entirely in the German language. Put together with a set goal to be at their best on the 1st of November and with their first album to be released at Bodyfest.
We booked this band without hearing more than a couple of songs and we have never heard music this awesome from a band that to this date never even performed live. Question is - Who are they?
This much we can tell you:
You will be blown away when you hear their music
You will be blown away when you see this act perform live
You will be blown away by the sight of distorted faces that probably will haunt you in your sleep forever...
Beware, the Wulf is coming!
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Address: Regeringsgatan 74
Nearest metro station: Hötorget
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We who run the show are interested and dedicated people. Some of us have bands of our own, some are arranging clubs and other cultural events. We are people who love music, and especially EBM.
– President, Finance Manager
– Accreditation, Tickets and Security
Contact and press accreditation
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