Eindhoven Psych Lab 2015

The final wave of artist announcements for EINDHOVEN PSYCH LAB are upon us, as they gear up for a storming second year at De Effenaar on 5 + 6 June 2015. MOON DUO, EARTH and TOY join THE SOFT MOON at the top of the two-day festival’s billing, along with a swathe of new additions, and news of three Visual Happenings which will give pay homage to Eindhoven’s history of being a centre for progressive technology.

Watch the line-up trailer here.

Neo-psych kingpins Moon Duo have just released their third album ‘Shadow Of The Sun’ via Sacred Bones, and the duo of Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada are touching base at EPL in June as part of their summer tour. Dylan Carlson’s legendary drone metal band Earth have also got extensive touring duties in Europe in 2015, and we’re utterly PZYKD to see them in Eindhoven.

The label showcase of modern psych tastemakers Trouble In Mind has also made some great additions, as THE LIMIÑANAS (Fra), SOFT WALLS (UK), ULTIMATE PAINTING (UK) and KLAUS JOHANN GROBE (Sui) have been announced to play the Chicago label’s stage curation. They’ll be joining the three artists previously announced for this stage – MORGAN DELT (USA), DOUG TUTTLE (USA) and JACCO GARDNER (Ned). Elsewhere, THE TELESCOPES (UK), KIKAGAKU MOYO (Jap), K-X-P (Fin), HEY COLOSSUS (UK), THE LUCID DREAM (UK), zZz (Ned), MDOU MOCTAR (Nig) and DEAD RABBITS (UK) join what is already shaping up to be a fantastic bill for EPL 2015. CULT OF DOM KELLER (UK), BLACK BOMBAIM (Por), POW! (USA), TEETH OF THE SEA (UK), BED RUGS (Bel) and PAUW (Ned) complete the line-up.

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An experimental lab culture has been an important part of Eindhoven’s scientific, industrial and creative scene for many years, in particular with Philips’ groundbreaking technical factory NatLab where many electric and musical explorations and experiments were done over the years. Eindhoven Psych Lab builds on that history and culture, pushing boundaries wherever possible and fit. A series of ‘Visual Happenings’ will take place across 2015’s festival, the first three of which have already been announced.

Don’t you wonder sometimes?: A formulary for a new heterotopy

Expo curated by Glenn Peeters (Radar Men From The Moon) and Pernilla Ellens.

Photographs of Philips NatLab – Ed van der Elsken

This exhibition is devoted to the unique series of photographs which Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) shot of the world-renowned physics laboratory in Eindhoven in the 1980s.

Waterballet – Kamiel Rongen

With his latest piece, ‘Waterballet’, Kamiel Rongen creates an audiovisual experience through music and film, transforming the Research Module (just outside the Effenaar) in to his own underwater like universe.

Weekend tickets for Eindhoven Psych Lab 2015 are on sale now HERE, along with the option to buy a hotel and ticket bundle. All information about the festival and line-up can be found at eindhovenpsychlab.com

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