First artists announced for Progress Bar on 20 December

After an exhilarating first edition of the new season, Sonic Acts is excited to announce the first artists for the next edition of Progress Bar, taking place on 20 December 2019 at OT301. Progress Bar is an expanded club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy. Every episode starts with a 90-minute talkshow with guests discussing their work in art, music and social action, and the conditions that shape it. After the talks we move into the club, this time with Hesska and Oli XL, as well as many more artists to be announced. Buy tickets. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for more artist announcements and programme updates.

A staple in the Manchester club scene, Hesska utilises her background in the city’s noise and industrial scene to inform expert selection of forward-thinking club sounds and intense rave tracks. Hesska is a long-standing host at NTS Radio Manchester, has recently taken up residency at Threads Radio and has shown her abilities as an outstanding curator at Club CITS and previously Gesamtkusntwerk. Stockholm’s Oli XL has emerged as one of the most intriguing new artists in underground club music via his work as a producer, DJ, visual artist, and as head of the now defunct W-I label and its successor Bloom. As a producer, Oli has always been an artist to watch, be it his track on the PAN label’s celebrated ambient compilation Mono No Aware, or his contribution to Posh Isolation’s I Could Go Anywhere But Again I Go With You compilation. More than 100 artists, academics and activists from all over the planet have featured at Progress Bar, such as Elysia Crampton, Le1f, Bbymutha, Nkisi, Eaves, Klein, Gaika, DJ Nigga Fox, Sam Rolfes, Akwugo Emejulu, Ash Sarkar, Flavia Dzodan, Metahaven, Cakes da Killa, DJ Lycox, Linn da Quebrada, Flohio, James Massiah, Toxe, Evian Christ and many more. “A borderless melange of different voices, experiences and performances” – Charlie Clemoes, Crack Magazine More artists to be announced soon. Timetable 20:30 Doors open for drinks 21:00–22:30 Talks (lectures, artist talks and screenings) 22:30–03:00 Club (DJs & live performances) Progress Bar S04E02 Date: Friday 20 December 2019 Venue: OT301 Times: 21:00–03:00 (doors open 20:30) Tickets: €9 / €6 presale / €3 early entrance* Buy tickets *Coming for the talks? A limited amount of €3 Early Entrance tickets (arrive before 21:00) are available, including free entry to the club on top! Attend on Facebook Progress Bar is a co-production of Sonic Acts & Paradiso and part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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