Polinski, Beaty Heart, Client (DJ), Pardon My French, British Sea Power, Mara Carlyle, Patti Plinko & the Maddening, Sion Russell Jones, Bobby Gandolf, DJ Scratchy, Franz Nicolay, Chris T-T, Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo
Crunch brings together leading artists, commentators and art world professionals from the principal to the subversive in a dissection and celebration of the arts in contemporary society. Set on the weekend of November 18 – 20, the programme features an eclectic mixture of debates, talks, workshops, exhibitions and live performances, making it an essential date to enliven the darkening days of approaching winter.
A particular highlight is set to be 65daysofstatic's Polinski in a solo outing of his new material: a heady trip of electronic beats and noise that "mixes sci-fi soundtrack moods with Daft Punk styled beat-laced anthems." Debut album 'Labyrinths' was released 31/10/2011 . Plus British Sea Power play a special one-off stripped down set, and psychedelic drum pop luminaries Beaty Heart strut their much-acclaimed stuff "displaying a real, tangible originality with their output" (Clash Music).
Speakers this year include Mark Haddon (author & playwright, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), artists Susan Hiller and Jake Chapman, Dai Smith (chair of Arts Council Wales), Cedar Lewisohn (artist and curator of the Tate exhibitions 'Street Art' and 'Rude Britannia'), Adrian Noble (former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Nicolas Roeg (seminal film director whose work has influenced a generation of film-makers including Danny Boyle and Christopher Nolan), Matthew Stone (artist and founder of the !WOWOW! collective), and Bob & Roberta Smith (aka contemporary political artist Patrick Brill).
Exhibiting galleries include Paradise Row (showing some brand-new work by Jake Chapman), Andipa Contemporary, Poppy Sebire, and Sumarria Lunn.
Full programme and tickets are available at http://artfestivalathay.org/