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(en) Poland, Warsaw, Emancypunx & Refuse presents: NOC VALPURGI'S NIGHT FESTIVAL 30th April 2004!

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Date Fri, 2 Apr 2004 16:21:17 +0200 (CEST)

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We would like to invite all of you on the Fifth Edition of the "Noc
Walpurgii" (Valpurgi's Night) Festival, organized since 1996, regulary every two
years, by the people connected with initiatives like Emancypunx - anarchofeminist
collective/label/distribution and Refuse - political DIY straightedge/hardcorepunk
label/distribution/shows, both from Warszawa, Poland. Main issue of the festivals
is supporting women activities in alternative, underground and counterculture
movements and communities, supporting Lesbian/Gay/Queer cultures and also DIY
culture and activities. This festival is one of the form of protest against
sexist, male dominated and patriarchal order, against social and cultural
gender inequalities norms and discrimination against Lesbian/Gays.
"Noc Walpurgii" was first such a festival taking this issues as a main
idea of the festival in Poland and Eastern Europe. In conservative and
catholic countries like Poland, issues of gender equality, sexism, feminism or
anarcho-feminism, gay/lesbian discrimination etc. were almost non-existant
back then in the public discussions. In alternative/underground scenes it
was so often connected with bigotry, prejudice and hatred.
This festival was supposed to makes people more aware of this issues
and create more space to women activities, feminist and
anarcho-feminist ideas and gay/lesbian/queer participation in radical
During all this years it became also one of the biggest and one of the
most important DIY event in Poland. It has special atmosphere and
mixed audience - as during the festival we're asking both genders for
participation, so there's also all-male hardcore and punk bands
supporting the ideas of the festival.
Two years ago, there was 800 visitors and great atmosphere during all
night. We asked you about joining the festival and make this event a
great again as during last years!
Here's informations about program on the upcoming festival. We expect
some more participators in a next days.
ACTIVE MINDS (Scarborough, UK)
legendary all-male political and critical hardcore/thrash/punk band,
existed since 1986 and being always one of the basic fundament of the
DIY scene in UK. Still uncompromised and radical with their beliefs
after years, critical towards captalism, patriarchalism, every form of
discrimation, ineqyuality and oppression. Great proof for consequence
in a creative loud music and radical message.
BEYOND PINK (Helsingborg, Sweden)
raging all-female band being quite known already in Europe after their
debut 7" and for sure will get even more attention after upcoming 10"
on Agit Prop Records from US - label dedicated to all-women and
Queer/Gay/Lesbian punk/hardcore and hip-pop bands/artists. Music of
Beyond Pink is angry raw hardcore with some crusty influences with
good dose of more melodic parts.
CINDER (Barcelona, Spain)
intense and fast hardcore, in the vein of early Washington DC hardcore
with strong influences of youth crew and thrashy hardcore. Positive
and political, anti-homophobic and pro-choice message, and yet lots of
good homour and completely pro-skating. Cinder guys sharing same
bassist with famous straight-edge band from Barcelona - Afterlife.
www.selloursouls.tk, www.asperurecords.tk, www.youngxguns.tk
VICIOUS IRENE (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Riot Grrrls Style with strong anarcho-feminist message. Heavy
influenced by early 90's Riot Grrrl scene with bands like Bikini Kill,
Team Dresch, Red Aunts or 7 Year Bitch. Band started three years ago
and already played in New Zeland, Uk, or Denmark, supporting bands
like Harum-Scarum etc.
DE FATWAS (Amsterdam, Holland)
all female band with intense, straightforward and
melodic Punk/Hardcore sound. Members are active in the Dutch scene
since years, known before from the band No Sex. Fatwas played already
on various Ladyfests around Europe.
DIE BITCH! (Roma, Italy)
electro/spoken word project of Veruska -
dedicated and active person in underground feminist and Queer scene in
Roma, editor of "Clit Rocket" Fanzine, underground radio "Queen Bee",
booking shows and tours for many girl bands.
REGRES (Czestochowa, Poland)
all-male, positive old schoolish straight-edge hardcore with sincere,
socially aware message.
MASSKOTKI (Warszawa, Poland)
local all female electro-punk fame. Influence by godess of electro
like Chicks On Speed or Le Tigre.
LOS TRABANTOS (Warszawa, Poland)
(almost) female band, playing driving rockish punk with personal
except the bands we have much more to offer! Check out:
PUSSYCOXX (Berlin, Germany)
female boy group; well known dance group from Germany, defining pop
culture and gender roles in their own terms. There is lots of good
humour, parody, and radical views!
DRECK QUEEN SHOW (Germany/Switzerland)
Performance and Multimedia of Elliana - singer of legendary swiss band
RE-SISTERS! Special show for all the princess!
Lady Electra (Poland, melodic electro in the vein of Gigolo Rec.)
LTR Kociamietka (Poland, synthpop/electro/punk), plus special live show!
Liberta - anarcho-feminist collective (Wroclaw, Poland)
Drag King Morfi,
Drag King Delikates (both Warszawa, Poland)
Agata Araszkiewicz (Warszawa)
and more
record covers of legendary all female Punk/Hardcore/Riot Grrrl bands
zines covers of legendary girl zines.
"Riot Grrrl Manifesto in Collage" (Chaos Grrrlz, Warszawa, Poland)
Emancypunx www.emancypunx.prv.pl
Refuse Records www.refuserecords.prv.pl
Feminoteka www.feminoteka.pl
Gender-Killers www.gender-killer.de
Sister To Sister and much more!
WORKSHOPS (organized by GIRLS GET UNITED, german-polish group/camp):
all the workshops will take place in a Le Madame Club (Warszawa, Kozla
Street, Stare Miasto) between 10.00 and 18.00
Some of the planned workshops:
"Wen-Do" (Agata Teutsch)
"Lesbian Safer Sex" (Sister To Sister Collective)
"Transgender in Germany and Poland" (Sandrina)
"Girl breakdance" (Julle/Pussycoxx)
some of the workshops for women-only!
propositions let us known!
During the festival "Noc Walpurgii 1996-2002" CD will be available with
bands participated in previous years like Harum-Scarum (us),
Re-Sisters (ch), Lady Die (nl), Scattergun (d), Lorena & The Bobbits
(d), Highscore (d), Oil (nl), Diaspora (sf), Post Regiment (pol),
Homomilitia (pol) and much more!
There will be special free fanzine available during the fest.
Vegan food and drinks available during the fest.
There will be special websites about the festival soon with all the
updates and useful informations: www.nocwalpurgii.prv.pl
Feel free to ask if you have any questions and join the festival!
30 APRIL 2004, (friday, all-night event)
POLAND, WARSZAWA, CDQ (Centralny Dom Kultury), ¯oliborz,
Street: Burakowska 12,
Entrance: 20z³ / 5 euro / $6
www.emancypunx@prv.pl, www.refuserecords.prv.pl,
any questions:
Emancypunxrecords@go2.pl or xrefusex@go2.pl
OSKA - www.oska.org.pl

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