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OCTOBER 1 2022 – 30YOCCII FESTIVAL – OCCII – 30 YEARS OF SCREAMING AT A WALL
BRADER MÛSiKÎ / TRESPASSERS W / MARTA WARELIS / ZEA & XAVIER CHARLES / DANIBAL / GW SOK / ANNE STOOF / FORD CURLINGFORD / SASCHA SYLBING / DEMI VAN DEN WOLLENBERG
+ JO VAN BEUSEKOM PLAYS MESSIAEN
+ EXPO: GIULIA SPANGHERO – HYBRIDA SPACE (it)
+ HISTORICAL TRAM RIDE with live music >> RSVP:: https://occii.org/events/tram-ride/
+ FOOD AND DRINKS
the festival starts at 16:00. And no celebration without food, so we will cook for you too. Please make a reservation if you want to join for the meal.
OCCIIversary: 30 years of screaming at a wall
Originated from a squat, as part of de Binnenpret, the oldest sanctuary in Amsterdam-Zuid. Where the impossible is made possible. Onafhankelijk Cultureel Centrum In It (OCCII, Independent Cultural Centre) celebrates their 30-year anniversary. OCCII has legally been operating as a pop venue for experimental and underground music since 1992. Throughout the years, acts such as the Thurston Moore Group, SMIB, Ari Up (the Slits), Suuns, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Mdou Moctar, Komono Nr 1. and Kim Gordon have been hosted on stage. Many bands that now play venues such as Paradiso and Melkweg took their first steps at OCCII; take up and coming post punk formation Tramhaus, for example.
However, OCCII is much more than a music venue. At the former horse tram stable at the Amstelveenseweg, a community has emerged, created by and through a lifestyle that revolves around a Do It Yourself and Do It Together mindset: after all, everybody at OCCII has a responsibility to keep OCCII alive. At OCCII, everybody is a volunteer, from programmer to sound engineer and from the cook to the bar staff. The renovations of the beautiful facade have all been done by OCCII itself, recently even, naturally taking architect Abraham Salm’s design into account – who was part of a family that coincidentally designed the buildings of Paradiso and Melkweg as well.
Rather than putting up a central program, OCCII collaborates with several groups and collectives such as Pretty//Ugly and Geregeld Ontregeld to create a flourishing, diverse underground scene. An often-heard saying goes: “OCCII is a kind of year-round Le Guess Who? Festival”. OCCII is especially ideal to put a programme up yourself. This is not necessarily exclusively music based; former events included politically engaged evenings, poetry acts and cinematic viewings.
Moreover, children can enjoy and explore the several forms of art through the Kinderpret programme. This way, many different audiences find their way towards OCCII.
There’s plenty of reasons to celebrate 30 years of screaming at a wall. Therefore, the month of OCCIITOBER is going to kick off with a weekend filled with amazing acts. From September 29th to October 1st, visitors can enjoy a disciplinary programme, in collaboration with the Willem de Zwijgerkerk, filled with (international) music, poetry, installations, a poster exposition and… a spectacular historical tram ride (tickets €10,-)!
Besides visiting the cultural programme, on October 1st you can take three half-hour tram rides from 2PM, starting at the amstelveenseweg across the OCCii, to the Vondelpark and Museum Square and back again.
Of course, an anniversary calls for a toast! That’s why OCCII teamed up with brewery Butcher’s Tears to create a sunny beer: the Slaccii, a ginger IPA with a subtle, sharp yet refreshing taste, perfect for a hot Summer day.
OCCII @ WILLEM DE ZWIJGERKERK – OLYMPIAWEG 14
START AT 16:00 | ENTRANCE: FREE (on donation)
Poster Design: GIULIA SPANGHERO
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