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Disco project Hercules & Love Affair and Delhi-based producer BLOT! added to GOAT 2017

Disco project Hercules & Love Affair and Delhi-based producer BLOT! added to GOAT 2017

Disco project Hercules & Love Affair and 

Delhi-based producer BLOT! added to GOAT 2017

 

With…Gilles Peterson, Kiasmos (DJ), 

Yussef Kamaal, Sandunes, James Priestley, Dope St. Jude & Many More

 

 
27th, 28th & 29th January, 2017
Ashvem Beach, Goa
 
The three-day boutique music and arts festival, GOAT, due to be held in Goa from January 27-29 will feature handpicked acts from all over the world and India, and from various soundscapes. The intimate festival that seeks to position itself at the confluence of contemporary and traditional, between East and West, will introduce and showcase a side of India rarely seen by international travellers and curate a multi-sensory, immersive experience unknown to many Indians. 
 

Leading the second wave of announcements is Vienna-based dance music project, Hercules & Love Affair. Created by American DJ Andy Butler, the three-person act with the ever-revolving line-up makes music that is transcendent yet dancefloor-friendly.

Joining them in Ashwem will be Afriquoi, an African dance music outfit that fuses Congolese guitar and Gambian kora virtuosity with UK electronic sensibilities to create captivating, beautiful, dancefloor- friendly new music. Expect Afriquoi DJs to have nothing other than dancing on their agenda.

Also playing on the sands in Goa will be The Turbans, an international musical collective bringing together exciting music from traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and their own compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots.

Representing India will be the country’s favourite techno producer and DJ, BLOT!, reggae singer and activist Delhi Sultanate (BFR) who will be playing a vinyl set . They will be joining live electronica outfits Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator, Sandunes, Aqua Dominatrix, Kumail and Madboy Mink, whose appearances at GOAT was announced earlier.

Acts announced earlier include music luminary Gilles Peterson, jazz musician Sarathy Korwar and his band, Secretsundaze founder James Priestley, Dope St Jude, a socially conscious rapper from Cape Town alongside New Zealand soul electronic five-piece act Sorceress, London-based Medlar, famous for his funk-infuse strain of house music and jazz-based duo Yussef Kamaal. Also making an appearance at the festival will be Henry Wu, a rising beatmaker on the London scene and one half of Yussef Kamal. Janus Rasmussen of the Icelandic duo Kiasmos will present a DJ set as will Berlin-based DJ and house producer Marquis Hawkes. Dutch group blessed with the sound of the Caribbean and tambu drums Kuenta I Tambu will invoke the sounds of the carnival, perfect for a festival in Goa.

The festival will feature two stages alongside three alternative performance spaces/DJ booths. After 10 pm, the festival will move to two night-time venues close to the festival grounds.
GOAT 2017 LINEUP:
Gilles Peterson
Hercules & Love Affair
Sandunes | James Preistley | Kiasmos (DJ Set) 
Yussef Kamaal | Blot! | Dope St Jude | Henry Wu | Kumail
Sorceress | Sarathay Korwar | Medlar | Marquis Hawkes
 Bhavishyavani Future Soundz | Aqua Dominatrix | Madboy / Mink
 Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator | Arfiquoi | Vinyl Ambulance | Mister Selecta
Kuenta | Tambu | One Eye Later | Ez Riser | Monkier | The Turbans 
 Delhi Sultante | Birko De Gaydar | The Fish
 
 
What else to expect at GOAT
 
GOAT seeks to showcase alternative India through art, design, fashion and gastronomy, and will provide punters with more than just music during the three days.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the Marbles and Ware Collective – specialists in producing one-off artistic experiences and events with storytelling and theatricality at the core – who will set up a “secret forest garden” where you would be able to find your find your ‘spirit animal’.

Little Shilpa, a Mumbai-based haute couture costume creator, and who has previously designed outfits for stars like Lady Gaga, will hold head-dress workshops, perfect for the bohemian vibe of the beach festival.

To make the transition easy from the mundane to the exciting and back, sound bathing with Yin and Yang Yoga – alternative music therapy through sound and sound wave vibrations – will be an option for punters. East London-based gong specialist Ali Gunning will run a series before, during, and after the festivities to offer an easy transition between all stages of the experience.

Bangalore-based Shilo Shiv Suleman, acclaimed visual artist and activist, will curate a team of artists that will bring to life a derelict building, and set up installations around the site.

There will be a chance to interact with like-minded people through dance and art workshops, storytelling and pop-up restaurants, which will serve delicious, local delicacies using sustainable produce. For those with an adventurous streak, watersports such as surfing and paddle boarding will be an attractive option.

Tickets for the three-day festival will be available as day tickets and weekend passes, on sale now at  www.goatfestival.co.uk

About GOAT
 
GOAT is a London based company born out of The Roundhouse, an iconic charity and state of the art performing arts venue in North London. Ex Roundhouse Head of Music David Gaydon and Events Manager Lou Birkett formed a partnership in June 2015 to create GOAT, a music and events agency specialising in music bookings, event design and management. www.goatmusic.co.uk
 
 
 
 
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LINKS & FURTHER INFORMATION
 
GOAT FESTIVAL:

LINEUP:
Gilles Peterson
Hercules & Love Affair
Sandunes | James Preistley | Kiasmos (DJ Set) 
Yussef Kamaal | Blot! | Dope St Jude | Henry Wu | Kumail
Sorceress | Sarathay Korwar | Medlar | Marquis Hawkes
 Bhavishyavani Future Soundz | Aqua Dominatrix | Madboy / Mink
 Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator | Arfiquoi | Vinyl Ambulance | Mister Selecta
Kuenta I Tambu | One Eye Later | Ez Riser | Monkier | The Turbans | Delhi Sultante 
 Birko De Gaydar | The Fish

LOCATION:
Ashvem Beach, Goa, India

 

TICKETS:
Day Tickets – £44
Weekend Tickets – £110

 

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