A group of people in animal onesies writhe together in a corner while a photographer snaps photos of them like he’s on some kind of sesh-head safari. This year’s bill includes Ross From Friends, Vera, Norm Talley, Burnt Friedman and Lena Willikens alongside the rich pool of local talent. Strichka Festival — Kiev is gaining a reputation on the techno music scene, and many Berlin DJs will recognize its underground club Closer. This festival is going to unite craft beer makers from the whole country. Strichka and Closer are becoming better known, attracting higher numbers of foreign visitors each year, but it doesn’t end there for Ukraine. Factory on August 23-24. 土, 11 7 2020. How it was two years ago at Strichka Festival (Closer).. Rhadoo (r:pia:r; RO labels) - Romanian techno producer and … 517 were here. Romanian DJ Alexandra and fellow Melliflow boss Vera pick out Ukrainian artists like Shakolin, SE62 and Jana Woodstock as among their favourite sets of the weekend. The music kicks off at 8pm on Saturday and runs non-stop through to the early hours of Monday. Strichka and Closer are becoming better known, attracting higher numbers of foreign visitors each year, but it doesn’t end there for Ukraine. At Strichka, the entirety of the vast complex is unveiled. Closer fought back strongly and successfully, blaming police corruption for the troubles, which the club said started when it refused to pay a bribe. CLOSER is also an art centre, where they hold art and music lectures, exhibitions, jazz concerts, and the Stichka festival. Closer events. Strichka festival May 20 Closer / 31 Nizhneyurkovskaya Str., Kyiv, Ukraine Featuring: AUX88, Plaid, Monolake, Lil Louis and other artists. The final decorations are put together in the week leading up to the event. Out February 14th, the record references historical German political events and esoteric meditation guides. “You feel like you can hang out there forever without getting bored. It’s calm, but all around us a storm is raging. The venue and art centre has been a hotspot for underground house and techno but the growing cost of operations and limited income has meant that Closer … Perfect transitions, masterfully woven together without rush, letting the music take control and guide him,” says Vera. Every May Closer hosts an electronic music festival called Strichka, or “ribbon,” named after the ribbon factory that still owns the grounds. “Shakolin reminded me of Rhadoo. “It was my first time listening to Jana Woodstock and I totally loved her set. The Dvor courtyard is already bustling as they begin, but the bar queue remains empty as everyone watches, transfixed. At midnight all the indoor areas open and the full potential of the club is revealed. Structural renovations begin a month out, as new passageways are built, floors are pulled up and replaced, plants are seeded, and walls are painted. CLOSER 31 Niznejurkivska str., Kyiv . Closer is getting closer.. Kiev. 1 of 1. “The venue is very comfortable,” agrees German DJ Vera, who performs on Sunday night. Less about clinging on in a peeling basement until the final crumb of stamina leaves your body, and more about soaking in the full breadth of the action at a comfortable pace, with plenty of room for hedonism. CONCERTS: афиша и расписание мероприятий Art-center «CLOSER» в Kiev 2021 - Купить билеты онлайн, заказать и забронировать на Kontramarka.ua. Elsewhere, Nastia rides the outdoor swing with her daughter, who she is thrilled to bring to Strichka for the first time. “Each year we rethink the space. Another doorway takes us into an incongruously tropical den with a genuine water feature: a gushing fountain flowing through a stack of rubber paddling pools with inflatable palm leaves and bunches of oranges hanging from the ceiling. It starts bold and experimental, and ends trippy and deep. It is a legendary nightclub that has been listed as one of the Top 20 nightclubs in the world. Many of the graveyard shifts are handled by Closer residents whom we’ve seen mingling in the crowd from the start – and who hold it down flawlessly when they step up many hours later. Factory brings a vibrant and free atmosphere to a forbidding industrial location, How Cxema parties are changing the face of the Ukrainian electronic scene, Get the best of Mixmag direct to your Facebook DMs, Words: Patrick Hinton | Photography: Sasha Whiteside. Strichka Festival is a 30-hour odyssey within Kyiv's factory-turned-club Closer. They didn’t create a club or a festival, but more a little magic world, in a comfortable space one could rather call home.”. And Strichka is testimony to its success. The organizers behind Strichka festival will host Brave! Preparations are a year-long endeavour, the line-up of international and home-grown stars planned well in advance. Respite is found on a towering bridge of a walkway out the back that’s dotted with giant bean bags for relaxing in the cool night air. The Kiev's club schedule for the next few months—including the full lineup for this year's Strichka Festival—has been locked in. Events in Kyiv, 2020-2021 Schedule of worlds music and theatre stars' performings on Concert.ua Popular concerts, festivals, plays⭐ Tickets online ⌛️ Delivery by courier Ticket offices ☎️ 044 222 00 22 May 21, 2016 Saturday 11:59 PM Closer. The festival, a venture from the team behind Kiev’s acclaimed Closer club, has the makings of an intense and industrial session. Festival of Black American and improvised music. On Sunday afternoon the Leznoy Prichal, an outdoor area connected to the main Closer room, opens for business. There are many mini worlds contained within the sprawling universe of Ukraine’s premier house and techno nightspot Closer, a club that is unlike any other on the planet. After … No expense is spared on the production. Expressions are cool and relaxed, like this is a totally normal thing to be doing in the middle of an extended rave session. 1 attending Richka Kharkiv, Borova, Central Beach All rooms differ, but at the same time work together to complete each other,” says Closer’s PR manager Alisa Mullen. Strichka started in 2014, when local hero Nastia proposed combining her birthday celebrations with Closer’s spring day party, inviting a number of her DJ friends to perform and transforming the event into a small festival. Tue, 9 Feb 2016. Illegal parties in the city’s woodland are commonplace, events like Cxema transform many of the industrial locations into experimental rave dens, and so too does Closer’s out of house festival Brave The industrial footprints of its undergound music scene are all over Kiev’s commercial techno festival… Kachalka. The label's cofounder has invited Fumiya Tanaka and Spacetravel to spin at Closer. Buy tickets for every upcoming concert, festival, gig and tour date taking place in Kyiv (Kiev) in 2021 & 2022 Security stroll past and eye them with a smirk before leaving them to rest. Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on TwitterRead this next! 711 attending [RESCHEDULED] Strichka Festival Closer. Factory. The first dates are in Ukraine this weekend. Closer usually only has one dance floor and one terrace, but for that event we opened three. 10933 Followers. When it comes to dancing, there are options for every kind of groove. Factory. Illegal parties in the city’s woodland are commonplace, events like Cxema transform many of the industrial locations into experimental rave dens, and so too does Closer’s out of house festival Brave! 土, 11 7 2020. 2015-02-07 - San Proper & D. @ 6 Years Low, Closer, Kiev 2015-02-17 - The Mole @ 3 Years Masquerade, Closer, Kiev 2015-05-23 - DJ Qu b2b Jus-Ed @ Strichka Festival, Closer, … As a festival inside a club, the mood at Strichka reflects the sweet spot it hits between the two. We’re here for the annual Strichka festival, the flagship event in Closer’s calendar and the unofficial start of summer, marking the first point in the year its outdoor dancefloors are thrown open. Kiev club Closer in trouble with authorities, police corruption blamed. There’s no time for warm-up vinyls so I picked the records I was sure of,” he tells us. Tobias. Burnt Friedman follows with a live set that evolves from bleepy and sparse tones to an enthralling groove, before Recent Arts takeover with a blend of airy but powerful vocals and off-kilter soundscapes. Zip plays rare Dimbiman live set for Perlon anniversary party in Kiev The label's cofounder has invited Fumiya Tanaka and Spacetravel to spin at Closer. Factory brings a vibrant and free atmosphere to a forbidding industrial locationHow Cxema parties are changing the face of the Ukrainian electronic sceneGet the best of Mixmag direct to your Facebook DMs, Nastia rides the outdoor swing with her daughter, Closer hosted its first ever UK showcase at London club The Pickle Factory, court ruling that the venue was a hub for illegal drug trafficking, Brave! Pahatam opens up the main Closer dancefloor, immediately getting stuck into wonky electro synths, weighty basslines and rolling percussive hits in front of a bouncing crowd. Phone . Facebook. Follow me . About event. Closer is an art centre in which a modern gallery space sits alongside nightlife as an important component of musical culture. Festivals can be more unwieldy, stretching out a journey of discovery that’s about the lulls as well as the highs. It means that Strichka becomes like [a source of] national pride – it is something people are talking about all over the world, and associate with Kyiv and Ukraine.”. Factory. Get Closer, Kiev, Ukraine setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Closer, Kiev, Ukraine fans for free on setlist.fm! Post a comment. Opening act Heinali & Volodymyr Shpudeiko perform a beguiling live set. Factory. The heat in the roasting third floor attic is borderline unbearable, and ramps up as Paranoid London power through a ferocious live set of pumping acid and rasping vocals that keeps the heaving sweatpit at capacity throughout. The energy feels more leisurely than a gruelling Berlin-style club marathon. All in all it feels like a big, thriving community without the outdated hierarchies of VIPs. The atmosphere is still lively, with a mixture of hardened punters in amongst the fresh faces adding an enjoyably wiggy edge. 14 comments. But like many clubs in the region and beyond, Closer has also been the subject of unwanted attention from political forces. There’s no hint of tension in the crowd of steezy 20- and 30-somethings, who all interact with good-natured warmth. “There was a time when I had to prove to journalists that it’s not just another rave,” says Alisa. On May 20th, 2017, Closer will host the fourth annual Strichka electronic music festival. Kiev venue Closer wins court case, announces upcoming schedule. Alex Savage and Timur Basha close out the Otel’ and Metaculture stages respectively, through to 9:AM, while Noizar and Borys hold down the Dvor courtyard from 6:AM until 10:AM – all managing to keep the vibes electric. 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