Since last weekend more than 120 street-artists from 17 nations started to arrive at this years „ibug“ in the city of Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany. Together they transform an old dye works in to a synthesis of the arts by graffiti, murals, illustrations, installations, multimedia-projects and whatever else they find in the abandoned piece of saxonian industrial history that serves them as a canvas in 2016. On Friday, the 26th of August, after a week long creative-phase the ibug will finally open it´s doors to the public eye. Besides astonishing art, visitors can expect a colorful program.
During the weekend the InForm-Crews gives guided tours over the whole festival, telling interesting details about this years venue, the past 10 years of ibug and of course all the artists and their work. ISSA is an official partner of this fascinating festival and will be bringing straight to you all the fresh news.
The ibug-cinema is realized in cooperation with ARTE Creative. Watch how the festival evolved an check out fancy productions of the street art scene, such as „URBAN EXPLORERS“ by Mathias Bones, „STREET ATELIER“ and „5MINUTES“ by ilovegraffiti.de and Red Tower Films, „STREET PHOTOGRAPHY“ by Janette Beckman or Hendrik „ecb“ Beikirchrs art-project/documentation „SPUREN“. A lot of the artist brought their work to sell it on the ibug-market for a reasonable price. The ibug doesn´t charge nothing for the market, the artists get every Cent you pay.
On Saturday and Sunday „El Presidente“ Tasso, the initiator of the ibug-festival, will read out of his new biographic book „Am Ende fehlt doch immer was“ (In the end something is always missing). At the ibug-garden visitors will find a relaxed place to get some rest, including delicious food, drinks and a nice atmosphere to calm down, talk and chill.
On Saturday night, starting from 10pm, the traditional ibug-party is going down featuring live-musicians and DJs such as Philipp Matalla (Kann / Leipzig), Gyrl (Slowereastside / Leipzig), Gazelle Horn (Lonesome Riders / Leipzig), Felde (Treibsand / Chemnitz) and Monkeyman (ibug / Chemnitz). They take care of the typical ibug-sound between Hip-Hop, Techno and Trash. Another highlight is the „Paint Club“ with some artists grabbing a marker or a can for a battle, in which the audience decides over the winner.
100 Hearts beat for…
For the first time the ibug is partner of the campaign „100 Herzen schlagen für…“ (English: „100 hearts beat for..“), initiated by Ursula Herrmann for children suffering from cancer. During the festival ten artists will paint ten 1,60 meter-high heart-shaped sculptures. The results are displayed at this years German Unification Day in Dresden and will be sold after the official festivities at the 3rd of October. The income is going to be donated to the German Children-Cancer-Foundation and the Sonnenstrahl e.V. Dresden. More information about the foundation: www.100Herzen.de or by the hashtag #100Herzen.
The ibug-festival opens it´s doors an Friday, the 26th of August, between 3 and 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th of August, between 10 am and 8pm. On Friday, the ibug garden is still opened late after 8pm and after a short break an Saturday the ibug party starts at 10pm.
The Entrance to the festival is located at Weststraße 52 in 09212 Limbach-Oberfrohna, Saxony, Germany. A Day-Ticket is 7 Euro, reduced price 5 Euro. Just the party will be 7 Euro, as well. A festival-ticket for the whole weekend costs 12 Euro or 10 Euro reduced price.
More information about the ibug 2016: www.ibug-art.de
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