BIME LIVE, the biggest autumn festival in South Europe, announces Kraftwerk 3D, Jamiroquai and Foals as headliners for this years festival.
Festivals aren’t just for summer. BIME LIVE, the best ‘indoor’ autumn festival, which will be held 1-2 November at BEC! in Bilbao, returns for yet another year and has announced the first artists on its line-up, with German headliners KRAFTWERK, pioneers in electronic music, who arrive with a spectacular 3D set-up after a triumphant tour of the world’s top contemporary art museums.
Artificers of the ‘90s funk resurgence and hoisted to icon status, JAMIROQUAI join the BIME LIVE roster to get audiences at the fall festival par excellence vibing after a 14-year absence from Euskadi. Fronted by the charismatic and incombustible Jay Kay, the British band has sold over 27 million albums the world over, defining the sound of a decade and leaving a lasting imprint that can still be seen on such musicians today as Pharrel Williams.
Few bands can boast of a decade at the height of popularity, side-stepping trends and killing it on stages the world over, like FOALS. Led by the charismatic Yannis Philppakis, the Brits return to Bilbao to give us a retrospective of their brilliant career and present the songs from their acclaimed effort Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, a two-part album that is already being hailed as one of the best and most versatile in the bands oeuvre; a record on which they once again masterfully combine dance music with the airiest of indie rock creating an atmosphere “like a dance party on the deck of the Titanic” (allmusic.com).
And thus BIME LIVE locks in a roster of stellar and contemporary names among whom blaze JAMIROQUAI, music icon, creators of countless hits and responsible for funk’s resurgence in the ‘90s, returning to the Basque Country 14 years after a memorable performance. Teutons KRAFTWERK, pioneers of electronica, with a spectacular 3-D getup that they’ve taken to the main contemporary art museums of the world; AMAIA, whose long-awaited album recorded with Raul Refree in New York will hit streets the 20th of this month, kicking off a new era in the career of the multifaceted Navarre native; MICHAEL KIWANUKA, an artist of great depth on everyone’s tongue since his song “Cold Little Heart” made the title track of the Big Little Lies series; BRITTANY HOWARD, Alabama Shakes singer and frontwoman, with her soulful offering; and the eccentric electronic avant-pop of RÓISÍN MURPHY, former Moloko vocalist. The program is brought to a close with GAUA, an Eden for electronica- and dance-lovers, this year counting on sessions headed by HELENA HAUFF, one of the most seriously crushing producers out there right now, whose industrial beats are capable of leaving audiences danced to exhaustion; DAPHNI (aka Caribou), Canadian genius of festivity and hedonism; the elegant minimalism of London’s PEARSON SOUND, and the pop-inflected house of PIONAL.