Food For Your Senses starts festival season on Friday
(ADW) The open-air festival season approaches and it kicks off in Bissen on Friday with the start of this year’s edition of the popular music and arts festival "Food for your Senses". What began as a very modest event several years ago in Tuntange as an underground concert, has now grown into a 3-day event and one of the main in Luxembourg’s festival calendar.
A “springboard” for young artists
The festival has always seen itself as a springboard for young musicians who are given the chance to share stages with established bands from home and abroad as well as audiences. More recently it has become a platform for artwork as artists are able to display their work at the festival.
26 artists from home and abroad will present their artwork in the "Sensibition” to festival-goers, but that’s not all; A bartering system introduced last year will continue for 2013 meaning visitors can swap paintings, sculptures etc, for something they own of similar value.
The "Sensibition" is actually part of the "Sens'Area" where apart from hearing music, your other senses will be stimulated too! There will be poetry slams, tasty food, free massages, graffiti workshops, acoustic gigs and a whole host of other activities too.
Three stages with more than 85 acts over three days is what this year’s Food For Your Senses boasts with international and local acts intermingled throughout the festival. ON AN ON from the US, Hacktivist from the UK, Balthazar from Belgium, Jacco Gardner from the Netherlands, Young Rivals from Canada are just some if the international acts performing. Meanwhile local acts include The Disliked, Seed to Tree, De Läb, Benoit Martiny Band, Versus You… the list is long!
- Download the complete timetable at this link
The site has moved this year to Bissen. Organisers have reacted to logistical problems faced with the old site and the fact that the festival has outgrown the fields of Tuntange. The new site will have easier access and cater for larger crowds. The only thing they have no control of is the weather which isn’t looking that great for the weekend ahead.
Organisers have come up with five golden rules for the festival for feeding your senses: 1 - Take care of your body and mind and do not exceed your limits! 2 - Be nice to the staff! 3 - Use rubbish bins. 4 - Keep an open mind for cultural diversity of people and arts. 5 - Be a participant, you create the festival feeling! "
- For more details including ticket purchase, visit the website: www.ffys.lu
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