The Lead-Up To Rewire Festival 2022

With only weeks until the event, the electronic festival Rewire has released the full schedule for this year’s event, which will be held in The Hague, Netherlands from April 7 to 10.

Including a diverse range of artists from across the world Rewire will offer discussions, film screenings, and workshops, as well as spectacular live shows and DJ sets. Tirzah, Eartheater, Dewa Alit, Evian Christ, and Coby Sey are just a handful of the performers that will be there, who we are geared up to watch.

Rewire is a one-of-a-kind festival, artistically divided into significant portions and enduring reflections on the numerous facets of modern music. They want to integrate interaction and music by forming a community of like-minded people who can share their sounds, ideas, and art. Rewire will take part in a series of dialogues, readings, listenings, and screenings with artists, performers, and philosophers this year, with the event centred on three core themes: NOISE, AFFECT, and RITUAL.

The lineup includes aya, Debit, Marina Herlop, Blackhaine, Caterina Barbieri and Grouper, to name a few top-tier artists. 

This year they will provide new viewpoints on modern club music as the nightlife has been interrupted for nearly two years due to the epidemic. Within this environment, vocalist Stine Janvin and choreographer Ula Sickle offer ‘Echoic Choir,’ a piece that meditates on people gathering on a dance floor late at night to listen to music. Evian Christ, a celebrated club pioneer, will present new songs off his highly anticipated debut LP in a dazzling live set.

Tirzah returns to Rewire for a live concert centred on Colourgrade, following the release of her critically praised second album. Tirzah’s long-time colleague Coby Sey, who is about to release his debut solo album, will also play brand new songs, along with London friends and collaborators.

Rewire 2022 also includes a broad and in-depth film segment, that will be showcased at Filmhuis Den Haag. A concentrated programme on Meredith Monk comprises her 1977 film masterpiece Quarry, a documentary on Matthew Herbert’s creative approach, and new pieces by Peter Tscherkassky, Aura Satz, Erik Carel, and Veronika Kusumaryati.

Other additions to the lineup are BFTT, Debonair, Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy, Cheb Runner, Ecko Bazz, Eddy Rakovic, LEYA, Mika Oki, Nelly, Scratcha DVA, Yamila, SOON, and Slumberland feat. Sainkho Namtchylak.

To top it all off, Rewire and Carhartt WIP will collaborate on an in-store event at The Hague-based record shop 3345 during the festival. The sets will be live-streamed on 3345’s social media channels. On Saturday, the event will include Roos Pollmann’s interactive piece Plastic Healing Altar. This installation will include drop-in workshops on the topic of sound and ritual.

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Words: Izabel Rose
Photography: Pieter Kers, Parcifal Werkman