Hey folks, that's right, I'm planning to host a STFU in the autumn in rainy Belgium, in Antwerp te be precise.
I'm still deciding what venue would work out, and so far I have three options:
- Novylon: a very low-key venue, which can host about 200 people. This would be the budget-friendly choice, since they don't charge for anything, and would be very happy to have such an event. It's pretty 'alternative' and slightly shabby, but it would be nice if there wouldn't be that many participants.
- Kraakpand (the Squat): a medium sized venue, which hosts all kind of 'alternative' nights, usually in the drone/noise/improv camp. It's a great (legendary) place which draws a regular enthousiastic crowd, and you can really make a ton of noise here (there are no neighbours of any kind in the area).
(in dutch as well)
- Trix: a medium sized concert venue, very tastefully and professionally done (it also has a decent recording studio and several reharsal rooms). It would be pretty handy as it has great accomodation and it perhaps could also take care of much of the promo work too. Arne Van Peteghem (styrofoam) is one of the founders, and it has a great reputation for putting on great unknown bands.
(you guessed it - it's in dutch too)
Next week I'll start contacting the people, I'm forseeing this to take place near october/november so that there is still quite some time to get everything organized and ideally (nr participants permitting) it would run for two days. It would be great if we could combine it with some workshops & lectures of some kind, the Trix venue would be great for that, even if the show themselves don't take place in their spiffy concert venue (Antwerp is pretty small so you can get around easy).
In terms of accomodation, there is no problem to have people sleeping over at my place and at some friends places here in the neighbourhood either.
So tell me what you think, I sure hope some of the regulars would be interested in this. I've never been to a STFU myself, but I'm really inspired of what you guys have come up with the last couple of years.
Love to hear from you! Cheers,