July 1st and 2nd 2016, AKC Exospace
Nikole Pašića 98, Vinča
Association of non-aligned artists invites you to visit Ring the alarm, independent DIY and urban culture festival in Vinča village in south Belgrade, on 1st and 2nd of July 2016. The festival is located at Exospace, autonomous cultural center on the Danube river, in proximity of famous Neolithic archaeological site Belo brdo, one of the first European urban settlements. Total of 20 drum ’n’ bass, reggae and hip hop artists from Serbia, Romania, Montenegro, Iraq, UK and Canada will perform during two festival days.
The revival of urban cultural scene in suburban Belgrade, networking between local and international artists, and promotion of touristic and cultural resources of Belgrade and Municipality of Grocka, is what Ring the alarm stands for. The festival aims to raise awareness of cultural decentralization in the city of Belgrade, and calls for more organizations to start new festivals and cultural venues in the suburbs.
One of the headliners is Unknown Mizery, talented Canadian hip hop artist, known for his work with the likes of Arkeologists, Babylon Warchild, Poor Man Militia, Logical Ethix, Bahamadia. His abilities as a solo artist are recognized on a worldwide scale with his numerous contributions and 4 studio albums. Unknown Mizery will perform together with Crossroad25, Belgrade based hip hop producer.
Amongst the artists who have confirmed their presence is also a well known Serbian trombone player and singer, Hornsman Coyote, one of the most acknowledged regional reggae artists. During his 20 year long career, Coyote had a chance to work with many international artists, such as Jah Mason, Lutan Fyah, Max Romeo, Lee Perry, Jerry Lions, Max Cavalera, Del Arno band and many others. Recently, Coyote has released his second album with the band Soulcraft, entitled Safe Planet. Hornsman Coyote will perform on 1st of July.
The second festival day, July 2nd, audience will get a chance to dance to hiphop and drum n bass music. A show by Euphorics (Untah selecta), one of the most significant Serbian liquid drum n bass producers and DJs, alongside Edge MC is expected to significantly heat up the dance arena. He released more than a dozen noticeable releases, with many of them reaching the top of local and international charts. Some of the music made by Euphorics was published by Santorin records (Germany), Quondam records (UK), Kill Inc (USA), Think deep recordings, SDR, Blu Saphir and many others.
Besides Coyote, Edge MC and Euphorics, the festival will host 15 more artists. The lineup includes dancehall group Bush Mad Squad (UK/Serbia), drum n bass producer DJ Bratski (Montenegro), dancehall DJ Zguubi Dan (Montenegro), Natty Ned (Rumunija), underground hiphop artists Sedam, Bahata, Crossroad25, Kalufornija, Fortisimo, Force Records, Baza, Still Underground, Ital Vision and Natty Riddim.
Visitors of the festival will not only get a chance to enjoy live music shows from 6PM to 3AM each day, but also to view exhibitions, movies and workshops. The festival can be reached by car, bike, boat or public transport (bus line 307).
The event is organized by independent youth association UNU from Belgrade, with support by Molson coors, Milex, Municipality of Grocka, and partner youth organizations. Two day festival pass can be purchased on the spot at the price of symbolic 5 euros.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.