Spring is upon us! And it’s time to change things up in Antwerp! The Dirty Rabbit and Gracia Live are joining forces to bring you a brand new concept in Antwerp! We’re hosting 3 Quality Bands during a 3 day festival at the Dirty Rabbit in Antwerp.
The main reason we decided to launch this festival, is that we noticed Antwerp is missing a Live Music Bar scene.
The Dirty Rabbit wants to be that stepping stone for acts towards the next step in their Career.
The Quality environment of The Dirty Rabbit and the quality of the bands that will be playing there from Arpil 18 – 20 are the perfect combination!
Other animals 18/4
Step inside the zoo and meet the band:
Other Animals are the Australian 9-piece that left Melbourne, arguably the country’s (and possibly the world’s) greatest city for live music, to relocate to European pastures. Fast forward to late 2016 and the band have finished their debut album: a gargantuan rock opera that underlines the bands eclectic experience in songwriting. The flute, horns, strings and percussion are pure icing. Delicious, indulgent and probably bad for your teeth.
Pat Dam Smyth 19/4
PAT DAM SMYTH’S debut album ‘The Great Divide’ was hailed as a modern masterpiece in his native Northern Ireland and received critical acclaim further afield. Born and raised on a farm in Northern Ireland from Irish and Greek roots he moved to London, via Dublin, Liverpool, Athens and Los Angeles.
His music falls somewhere between John Grant, Leonard Cohen, Father John Misty and Nick Cave, and his ability to distil his raw authenticity into a mixture of world weary low vocals, and those soul-searingly high moments is winning him an army of fans both inside the industry and out. A leading light in a new wave of exciting Northern Irish artists, Pat is already being cited as an influence peers.
Fun Fact: Pat Dam Smyth share the same agent as Editors, Biffy Clyro and the Rival Sons
Wild Front 20/4
Organically formed, South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the 4 had been musically working together for years.
Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different. Jack offers his love of folk and Josh studied classical music at university, whereas Mike and Joe’s musical repertoire ranges from West Coast hip hop to indie folk. It’s this exotic mix that creates their unique and distinctive sound.
The band have self-released 3 singles this year, all of which have had support from Radio 1 and BBC Introducing and been added to numerous Spotify playlists, surpassing 225,000 streams. The band write, record, engineer & mix all of the tracks at their home studio.
Fun Facts: Wild Front share the same Manager as Paul Simon and Mark Knopfler
-They will headline the Bimm Brighton Stage at the Great Escape on May 18 , They are booked on many UK Festivals this summer amongst other… Isle of Wight !