From August 29th until September 2nd the c/o pop Festival 2018 will bring you a carefuly curated program – somewhere between Emo-Grunge from Flensburg and Korean-American Hip-House-Cloud-Rap. Alongside well known German artists like Beginner and Samy Deluxe we also know that three up-and-coming Austrian acts will take the stage in Cologne. AIVERY, DIVES and CARI CARI have already been announced as well as the hip-house artist YAEJI, the bluesy soft-rockers YELLOW DAYS, electro poppers L’IMPÉRATRICE, the Berlin based SAM VANCE-LAW , Belgian COCAINE PISS and the sweet sounds of the Flensburger LIRR.
As in the past, the 15th edition of c/o pop Festival will take place all over Cologne and the festival headquarters in Stadtgarten. The collection of showcases, open-airs and club nights is a perfect opportunity to discover up-and-coming acts and stars from Germany, Europe, and the rest of the world.
People who like to plan ahead can get in on a special deal for their late summer music needs by taking advantage of the early-bird tickets. A mere 55 Euro will get you in to all of the events taking place as part of the festival.
AUSTRIAN ACTS AT C/O POP
The Viennese underground has been shaken up by the surf sound of DIVES ever since Dora De Goederen, Tamara Leichtfried and Viktoria Kirner first met at the Austrian Girls Rock Camp in 2016. In spring 2017 they recorded their self-titled debut with the help of Austrian musician and producer Wolfgang Möstl (Mile Me Deaf, Sex Jams, Clara Luzia, Melt Downer). The result was released on Siluh Records in fall 2017 and has helped make DIVES a fixpoint in the Austrian indie scene.
Grunge might be gone but AIVERY have taken the sound and added their own unique twist. AIVERY are a trio consisting of the singer and guitarist Jasmin Maria Rilke, drummer Doris Zimmermann and bassist and singer Franziska Schatz, who joined the band a little later. On their full-length debut “Because” (Siluh Records) they have proven to be a band that can create their own exciting sound outside of the pop-music norm.
Not many bands manage to hit the international stage from the very beginning. But CARI CARI – aptly named the “lovechild of The XX and The Kills“ – did just that: first taking on the world and then Austria. Their single “White Line Fever” was licensed for the series “Shameless”, they have done a no-budget tour of Australia and their songs have been praised in blogs and online magazines across the planet. The band also recently won the first ever XA Export Award at Waves Vienna Festival.