The organisation of Grauzone announced the first names for the 2020-edition of the festival and those who have an interested with Japanese music, would have noticed the name Damo Suzuki placed as a second name on the poster.
Krautrock pioneer Damo Suzuki, frontman of the legendary band CAN, has collected a unique band featuring the best of the contemporary Japanese psychedelic scene: members of Kikagaku Moyo, Bo Ningen and Minami Deutsch will perform a one-off, not to be missed, improvisation show at Grauzone. On stage at this exclusive improv are Tomo Katsurada (Kikagaku Moyo), Go Kurosawa (Kikagaku Moyo), Kyotaro Miula (Minami Deutsch), Kohei Matsuda (Bo Ningen) and Damo Suzuki (Can). At the 2018 edition of Roadburn Festival, Damo Suzuki performed together with Minami Deutsch for a special show.
Another name that caught the eye is the Japanese experimental music and performance art act Group A with Tommie Tokyo. They will tour this November with qujaku through the United Kingdom, but is now also announced for Grauzone Festival in February. Other acts that are announced are Shame, Stephen Mallinder, Jozef van Wissem, Linea Aspera, Qual, Tamaryn, Skemer, Esya, De Ambassade and Hante.
The seventh edition of Grauzone Festival takes places Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of February 2020. For the first time in The Hague, the multidisciplinary festival will be two days. Grauzone will be held at several locations in The Hague, like Paard, Het Koorenhuis, Het Magazijn, The Grey Space In The Middle and Paardcafé. Besides the music programme, it features a Graukunst exhibition, a film program, several seminars and a record market. Tickets for this festival are on sale and more names will be announced soon.