Discover BFF Fest

aWe already told you about Yo! Sissy queer music festival in Berlin on the last weekend of July, but if you happen to be on the other side of the Atlantic then there’s still a good occasion for you to go to another independent festival. This one promotes women, LGBTQA, POC and alternative communities: the three-day third annual BFF Fest by the Seraphine Collective in Detroit.

Photograph by Shanna Merola artwork by Augusta Rose
Photograph by Shanna Merola, artwork by Augusta Rose

First interesting info, the festival is very affordable (the opening event and closing day are actually free!), check out tickets here, and it is all happening at El Club. On the program side, the festival features DJs and live music, of course, but also an art show, afternoon workshops, a clothing swap, charity activities and pizza — all focused on representing, celebrating and promoting the talents of Michigan’s diverse community of musicians and artists. Here a few key words on the workshops: hoop, craft, masturbation; and some of the music acts covering a broad range of electronic, rock and urban sounds: Protomartyr, Bevlove (trailer below), Deadbeat Beat, White Mystery, Stef Chura, and many more.

The Seraphine Collective are active all year long, and their message to you is “We hope you’ll come hang out, listen to great music, learn something new, support your friends, and ideally leave inspired to form your own band, make your own art, and organize your own shows and festivals”, and you can check their playlists on Bandcamp to get you in the mood before the festival madness!

Bevlove ‘Do What I Say’ (Trailer) from The Right Brothers on Vimeo.

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Nadia Says has an eye for trends and broad tastes in music, art, fashion, cinema and TV all the way from France, the UK, Germany or the USA to Japan and back. She has edited for several print and online publications in French or English, she does PR/marketing consulting and organises cultural & music events for Berlin-based platform Your Mom’s Agency.

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