Queensday Festival 2009 in the City of Light

7 April 2009 ,

In recent years, the real dance lovers from all over the Netherlands march to Eindhoven for Queensday. And not without reason, as the City of Light is being turned upside down each year again at the 30th of April with the broadest programming in dance.

Between the six outdoor stages with Mainstream and alternative dance music, the Queensday Festival on the Lichtplein and PACT Festival in parking garage 't Eindje are again the unpolished pearls on the crown this year. Here the Eindhoven underground proliferates lushy and you are reminded once again why Eindhoven still is “Leading in Techno” by Zodiak Commune and Dommelvallei.
 
Zodiak Commune’s Queensday Festival at the “Lichtplein” is more than just another dance-stage with dime-a-dozen artists, with deco mainly consisting of banners of sponsors and suppliers; Queensday Festival is an adventure and an experience in itself. With again an expected 20,000 visitors throughout the day, Queensday Festival will be the outlet for the fifteen years of experience which the crew of Zodiak Commune already has. That’s what you will hear, see and feel on every square meter of the festival area. This year you will find twelve steaming hours of an indestructible combination of musical styles on the “Lichtplein” again, from Acid & Techno to Goa & Psytrance and - just for real die-hards of course - a deafening portion Tekno.
 
MAIN STAGE – ZODIAK  COMMUNE // ACID & ACIDTECHNO
On the main stage performs its traditional Zodiak Commune Queensday parade. Here, the widely respected DJs Zodiak Commune will again put their corrosive Acid and thundering Techno records under the needles. Traditionally Zodiak Commune offers also anno 2009 room for new names, such as the promising Acid live-act Psykiatrisk, who will open the festival on the main stage at the 30th of April, and Brian (KX), who then finally proves that he indeed can face the daylight. The live-act Space Pirates made their debut two years ago at the “Lichtplein”, this year they will be celebrating their comeback on the main stage, after recently winning the “Publiekprijs” at the “Grote Prijs van Nederland”.
 
12:00 - 13:00 LIVE: Psykiatrisk
13:00 - 14:25 Dilemma (Klanklab)
14:25 - 15:50 Saint (Zodiak Commune)
15:50 - 16:50 LIVE: Space Pirates
16:50 - 18:15 Brain (KX)
18:15 - 19:40 Bor (Zodiak Commune/U-Niks)
19:40 - 21:05 Rick Angel (Zodiak Commune)
21:05 - 22:30 D=p+cer (Zodiak Commune)
22:30 - 00:00 Lamot (Zodiak Commune/Adapter)
 
Laser by: E&A Laser
VJ: Kunstlicht
Deco by: KryptoSoniK
 
With the breathtaking laser show of E&A Laser on the main stage, Eindhoven is worthy the name "City of Light" again this year, which is even more emphasized this edition by VJ Kunstlicht. Kunstlicht performerd also at events like Extrema, Awakenings and Lowlands and now will leave indelible images on your retina at the “Lichtplein”. The LED wall of Kunstlicht is also one of the new landmarks at the “Lichtplein”, next to the spectacular 8bit-style decoration of the Kryptosonic crew from Rotterdam.
 
2ND STAGE – NEXUS // GOA & PSYTRANCE
At the second stage the quirky world of Nexus discerns, a young and refreshing organization in the firmament which bring a burst of positive energy during Queensday Festival. Apart from DJs from their own ranks, DJs like Anubis (Suntrip Records), the men of Inspiration Kolektive and regional Psytrance heroes Liken and Jemca Explody (Boombats) take you to higher dance spheres here all day long. Next to this, the wonderful decorations, the dancers and fire-eaters and the chaishop make the party at Nexus complete.
 
 
12:00 - 13:00 Telebonkie vs. Mettaphi (Nexus)
13:00 - 14:30 Polzitiv (Inspiration Kolektiv)
14:30 - 16:00 Telebonkie (Nexus)
16:00 - 18:00 Liken vs. Jémca Explódy (Boombats)
18:00 - 20:00 Resi (Inspiration Kolektiv)
20:00 - 22:00 Anoebis (Suntrip Records)
22:00 - 00:00 LSDave (Inspiration Kolektiv)
 
Laser by: Didier
 
3RD STAGE – AA & TDK // TEKNO, ACID & BREAKCORE
By popular demand they return at Queensday Festival on the “Lichtplein”; the sound system of AA and TDK. For eleven years, these free-party heroes are active domestic and abroad with music which can be placed in all respects in the raw corner of each box. Expect nothing less than raw Acid, obscure Tekno and rattling Breakcore from live-acts and DJs amongst which BRZ (TDK), Rinse (AA), Matt (TDK) and Chris (AA) in a setting of freaky objects. This is nothing but underground versatility with a treacherous edge. 
 
12:00 - 00:00 Sonny (Plexat)
12:00 - 00:00 Bas (Mononom)
12:00 - 00:00 Richard (Mononom)
12:00 - 00:00 LIVE: bRz (TDK)
12:00 - 00:00 LIVE: Rinse (AA)
12:00 - 00:00 Kev (AA / Hit ‘n Run)
12:00 - 00:00 Matt (TDK)
12:00 - 00:00 Chris (AA)
 
At this free festival bringing your own drinks (glass, cans en plastic bottles) is not allowed!
 
NS BRABANT NIGHT NETWORK: 
With connection of Eindhoven to the NS Night Network, Queensday Festival ’09 will be easily reachable:
At 23:57, 00:57, 01:57, 02:57, 03:28 and 03:57 trains will be available from Eindhoven via Den Bosch and Utrecht to Amsterdam.
At 23:32, 00:28, 01:28, 02:28, 03:28 and 03:57 rijden trains will be available from Eindhoven via Tilburg and Breda to Rotterdam.
For the latest travel information check: 0900-9292 of www.9292ov.nl
 
More information Queensday Festival can be found on: www.zodiakcommune.com 
 
For a complete overview of all stages and activities in Eindhoven you can visit: www.oranjedegekste.nl 
 

Link : www.zodiakcommune.com/media_archive/99/zodiak_commune___queensday_festival_2009.html