It all started back in 2005 when CTM asked Pure and Jason Forrest (aka Donna Summer) to curate a night of "hard stuff", which they somehow managed to turn into the first crazed 2-day WASTED festival held in the back room of Maria am Ostbahnhof during CTM.05. Since then, WASTED has become a series of mini-festivals – programmed by Pure and Jason Forrest and organized by CTM – to celebrate loud, fast and new musics unified by a bold spirit of disrespectful dissent, unruly enthusiasm and a mountain of positive energy.
Blurring the lines between Breakcore, Punk, Grindcore, Performance Art and Noise, WASTED 4 continues with two more nights of insanity going on and on till the break of dawn. But there's a twist – this time WASTED additionally explores new territories of freeform-noise and hand-made music; electronics coupled with the intensity of live drumming, live guitars, and live vocals and even more absurd live action.
Two definite highlights will be the complex Breakbeat-cascades of Canadian Venetian Snares, and one of the very rare appearances of legendary Austrian extreme-performers, Fuckhead – a theatrical mix of electronic Noise, Metal, Agit-Prop and Dada-Pranksterism with a good portion of down and dirty Viennese Actionism.
And mark your calendars: On a call from The Hague's own TodaysArt Festival, WASTED 5 returns to the city of The Hague on May 19th. It's gonna be wild!
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