By Kenny McMurtrie
November 07, 2013
European festival goers wanting to carry on the spirit of the Summer at this time of year have to set their sights on much more southerly climes, at least if they want to remain warm whilst outside. A clear choice for managing that over 06 – 09 December is the MADEIRADiG festival on, yes, Madeira.
Featuring performances over the four days from such international avant garde acts as Pharmakon, Tarik Barri, William Basinski, Grouper, Most People Have Been Trained To Be Bored, Pierce Warnecke, Marcus Fjellström, Candie Hank, Clara Hill and the UK’s own Emptyset you’d be hard pressed to find a more lush location in which to soak up the music.
Taking place in the Art Center Casa Das Mudas fuller details including ticket prices and information on the island itself can be found on the festival’s website here.
Once the music stops that doesn’t though mean things are over.
Following directly after MADEIRADiG comes the second Madeira Micro Film Festival, from 12 to 14 December. Featuring seven films over the three days (including Ben Wheatley’s excellent A Field In England) this promises to be a uniqiue an intimate event in the island’s historic art deco cinema, the Cine Sol. Full details available here.