Ready for an e-Lake festival weekend?
From Friday to Sunday, Echternach will be hosting the 16th “e-Lake festival” starting off with pop, alternative or rock, giving way to spacey trance, house and techno to finally ending with some reggae vibes. Over the next three nights, a variety of excellent DJ's and bands will seduce and electrify the crowds around the shores of the Echternach lake.
Back in 1996, the “Club des Jeunes Echternach” (CJE) organised an annual festival “by the young for the young” that blossomed from being a local summer festival to one of the major musical events in the region. Although today e-Lake plays host to international stars, the organisers are committed to the promotion of young Luxembourgish artists and bands. This year the festival is expecting about 20,000 visitors, a number that goes to show the popularity and support the crowds give to not only internationally established artists but also aspiring local talents.
Bearing in mind the whole festival is aimed at the youth and their tight budgets, (although the line-up appeals to people of all ages), entrance to e-Lake is totally free!
The festival starts on Friday at 7pm with live concerts. While the popular German Band Juli is headlining the event, Luxembourg will be represented by a panoply of great bands and artists such as the Bird Bones, Daniel Balthasar, De Läb, Cluster 5, Exemo and Versus You.
Main stage :
20:40-21:35 DANIEL BALTHASAR
01:15-02:00 THE BANDGEEK MAFIA
02:15-03:00 VERSUS YOU
Second stage :
21:00-22:30 DJ TOLLEKK
22:45-23:30 DE LÄB
00:00-03:00 CLUSTER 5
For all hedonistic dancers among you, Saturday's “Electronica” will be your day...& night! Trance in dance between the energetic and versatile grooves of all-time-stars such as Maxwell George or bop away to the mixes of Luxembourg's electro prodigies like the Gameboys, Yenn, Dirty Kid, Van-H, SAV, Tasso&Mitch and many more.
Main stage :
15:00-16:00 FLORIAN L.
16:00-17:00 DIRTY KID
18:00-19:00 FRITZ & KINCH
20:00-21:00 MAXWELL GEORGE
21:00-22:00 KENNY LOCO
01:00-03:00 MAURO PICOTTO
18:00-19:00 DJ PIKAY
19:00-20:00 DAVE CAMDON
21:00-22:30 THE GAMEBOYS
00:00-01:30 ANDY B. JONES
01:30-03:00 TASSO & MITCH
The last night on Sunday will set the mood with some good-feeling reggae vibes before warming up the dancing crowd with DJ ROM's “Sunset Party”. E-Lake 2011 head off into sunset with DJ Raymond and the “Sunday Summer night Party”.
Main stage :
16:00-18:00 REGGAE TIME with MELTING POL
18:00-22:00 SUNSET PARTY with DJ ROM
22:00-03:00 SUNDAY SUMMERNIGHT PARTY with DJ RAYMOND
A novelty for this year's edition is the camping concept. For 15 euros, tireless festival goers can pitch their tents from Thursday 2pm until Monday 12pm on the 5,000 square metres of festival grounds.