Support new culture at the Online Radio Festival

Support new culture at the Online Radio Festival

May 17, 2017 |  by  |  Event, Music
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Half-tourist and half-journalist, I am a full-time hot chocolate drinker who never leaves her camera. Always on the lookout, from classical music to rap, to the arts or good spots to visit, I could also feed myself with history and culture of all kinds.

Online radio now contributes to media with a continuous stream. As the internet gathers people through internationally shared content, the popularity of online radio has grown and spread all over the world. They have fewer resources than FM stations but that allows total independence to celebrate new culture. For the second time, the wide Online Radio Festival program is not only dedicated to radio lovers, but also to the supporters of freedom. This 18-hour long live-streamed festival provide live radio shows, talks and concerts, with eight international radio stations that picked up eight artists.

Promoting online radio

The day is separated into three parts. From 9am to 3pm the festival features some of the best international radio shows from the participating stations, and they’re true pioneers in defending new culture in their city. Underground radio stations such as Boiler Room (London), Berlin Community Radio, Dublab (Los Angeles) and Pan African Space Station (Cape Town) will broadcast their best shows.

Besides that our local Red Light Radio is a special guest, with host Femke Dekker animating the conferences along with Derek Walmsley, editor of British music magazine The Wire. During these talks from 3pm to 6pm the topics will be related music and society; how web radio can be a social voice about any kind of issues.

In the end the festival ends with music: Boiler Room will broadcast a special show for the occasion, and emerging international artists selected by the guest stations themselves will make you stay until 3am. Among them are Klein (London producer), Bear Bones, Lay Low (Venezuelan) or local hero I-F. The program’s diversified enough, this festival definitely matches all tastes.

Online Radio Festival

When: May 19, 09:00-03:00
Where: Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1
Tickets €17,- | Here
More info: Facebook event

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