Spirit Fest

Dream Pop
© Powerline Agency
© Powerline Agency

To attend this Elbphilharmonie concert, reservations must be made in advance.

London, Munich, Tokyo. The home cities of the members of Spirit Fest aren’t exactly within a bus ride of each other. Thanks to digital technology, however, the five get together regularly, and in 2020 this “international dream-pop supergroup” (taz) will be releasing their third album. Spirit Fest – named after a ghost who sings at night for sleeping people – are the English sound experimenter Mat Fowler (Jam Money), Cico Beck and Markus Acher from The Notwist, and the Japanese avantgarde-folk duo Tenniscoats. They sing their intimate sound meditations, which also feature the harmonium, zither and banjo, in English and Japanese. Spirit Fest are always fluttering between playful chamber pop, soft electronica and cryptic, folky children’s music – perfect for a blissfully somnambulistic evening in the Elbphilharmonie.