Today Dekmantel starts off with a bang, having invited artists such as Cabaret Voltaire (for their inaugural appearance at Dekmantel), avant-garde and live instrumentalist duo Burnt Friedman & Krautrock Can founder Jaki Liebezeit, James Holden (live with a band), Tony Allen (live with band) and Shackleton & Ernesto Tomasini live to play in Amsterdam’s city central right by the river (having even provided Festival Ferries to transport attendees to and from concert halls across the river), before the weekend move to the woods. Music aside, they’ve organised a screening of the documentary ‘Industrial Soundtracks Of The Urban Decay’, which traces the history of industrial music, taking the audience through “crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene”. During the screening, look out for appearances from Cabaret Voltaire. On screen and live on stage, Cabaret Voltaire is not one to miss today!

In the meantime enjoy a recording of Cabaret Voltaire in concert in Manchester back in 1983:

Take a look at Dekmantel’s opening schedule here or below:




***UPDATE 05 August 2016

Dekmantel kindly shared some memories of their opening night, including a short clip of Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk on stage, who was responsible for the group’s resurrection in 2014 since 1990 and performed new material only:


Tony Allen and his band in action:


And what Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit‘s set up looked like, as well as Shackleton‘s live show in collaboration with Ernesto Tomasini and Pedro Maia:


Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit



Shackleton, Ernesto Tomasini and Pedro Maia