The first update of the year from ACW includes news on Single Day Tickets and the announcement of 5 new acts, including one of this edition’s Artists in Residence.
SINGLE DAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
From today (Friday January 12th) at 10.00 (CET) it is possible to get your hands on Single Day Tickets for A Colossal Weekend 2024. We have decided to make these available before the full lineup has been revealed and before we know when all of the announced acts will be playing. However, some acts have already announced when they hit ACW including Wolves in The Throne Room and Gaerea who will perform on May 16th during the Festival.
Single Day Tickets costs 430 DKK including fees and there will be a limited number of tickets available for each day. Get tickets and order merch here:
Our first Artist in Residence for 2024
We can now reveal that Danish doom trio KATLA (DK) is the first Artist in Residence announce for A Colossal Weekend 2024. For now, we’ll keep it to ourselves what we’re planning but we can guarantee something truly unique and heavy. Although Katla only have a few years behind them as a band, they have managed to carve a solid name for themselves on the Danish metal scene. We are very proud to call Katla one of our artists in residence.
Like the dragon of the same name, Katla fires up a burning flame of hell-fire that will scorch the entire stage. It’s heavy and uncompromising doom, blasting away with full force. Katla consists of three good friends and ruthless musicians, a guitarist, a bassist and a drummer/singer. There are no tricks up their sleeves, just rock-solid, murky doom made with lots of love and Satan.
We’re stoked to also present the following acts:
Once you experience PLEASER (DK) live for the first time, all bets are off! As perhaps one of Denmark’s finest punk-bands right now, Pleaser have found their very own unique combination of punk, metal and early emo, which is both aggressive, danceable and adventurous. They band might still belong to the underground, but they have already garnered solid airplay both in their native country as well as in England.
Pleaser delivers noisy pop-hooks that hit like a freight train and their songs delve into themes such as life, death and the inner search for hope and love.
With last year’s debut album in the bag, Pleaser is now ready to start a party at this year’s A Colossal Weekend.
The characteristic soundscapes of the Danish duo OFFERNAT (DK) draw inspiration from a range of doom, sludge and black metal and deliver long structures of melody overflowing with anger and melancholy.
Offernat invites us on an unpredictable journey into the darkness of their music. Through chaotic transitions and crushing aggression, the band and audience will rise from the dust together and create a community where the most extreme parts of metal music will reach whole new emotional depths.
MORTIFERUM (US) will drag you down into the darkness. Their blaring and aggressive death/doom combines ferocious death metal with heavy, almost mournful doom and creates a soundscape that will attack all your senses. Their latest release, the critically acclaimed album ‘Preserved in Torment’ from 2021 is a test of strength in madness with reviewers calling it muddy and disgusting. In a good way.
Mortiferum is not for the faint of heart, but as soon as they get on stage, they’ll grab the audience by the throat and deliver a blast of a concert which will probably crack a few skulls along the way.
Canadian artist KEE AVIL (CA) is the last announcement of today. She combines acoustic guitar and vocals with electronic noise, creating a sparsely instrumented, almost fragile soundscape unlike any other. Songs that appear as fragments of avant-garde pop melodies and elements of hazy post-punk, will slowly seep their way into ears and hearts of the audience. Whispering and boisterous at once, Kee Avil follows in the slipstream of experimental songwriters such as Fiona Apple, Eartheater and Scott Walker with distorted and beautiful melodies that are on the verge of collapse.
A Colossal Weekend is a boutique festival for music and art that doesn’t fit into regular boxes or conformities. The festival aim to push boundaries and to challenge ones perception of what’s heavy and what’s gloomy. The Festival takes place in and around VEGA in Copenhagen from May 16 to 18 2024.
Read more and find tickets on acolossalweekend.dk and vega.dk
The ACW-team & VEGA