STREET ART – ibug Festival 2016 kicks off!

ibug 2016 – August 26-28 in Limbach-Oberfrohna

New wear, new city – in it´s 11th edition the ibug takes place in Limbach-Oberfrohna, a small town in western Saxony, Germany. This year an abandoned dye-works serves the festival for urban art as canvas and playground. The formerly industrial area called “VEB Buntfärberei” will be transformed into a complete artwork and can be visited between the 26th and the 28th of August.

For the creative phase starting mid August around 120 artists from 17 countries come over to create a masterpiece of murals, graffiti, illustrations,installations, garbage and multimedia-projects. Next to well-known faces like Tasso (Meerane), Quintessenz (Berlin), Guido Zimmermann (Frankfurt), Kera (Berlin) oder Hifi (Dortmund) there will be fresh talents and guests from all over the world like Messy Desk (Hong Kong), Uncle and Rainbo (China), Benuz and Said Dokins (Mexico), Vera Primavera (Ecuador), Elmar Karla and Clara Reichertz (Argentina), Megan Mosholder (USA), Key Detail and Yu-Baba (Belarus), Nootk (Russia), Dima Fatum (Ukraine), Morfai (Lithuania), Kid Crayon (UK), Koctel (Spain), Noon and Madame Moustache (France), Majilina (Italy), HNRX (Austria), Taina (Switzerland) or Sokar Uno (Berlin) to just name a few…

The result of their work and passion will be shown at the festival-weekend. Visitors can expect a colourful program including workshops, panel discussions, artist-talks and guided tours filled with worth knowing facts and witty anecdotes around the dye works and the ibug itself. There will also be an ibug-cinema, made in cooperation with ARTE Creative, looking backward on 10 years of ibug and showing films and clips of the urban art scene. „El Presidente“ Tasso, the initiator of the ibug-festival, will read out of his new biographic book „Am Ende fehlt doch immer was“ (In the end something is always missing). An art market is selling the ibug-artist´s masterpieces and Friday and Saturday the beer-garden invites to chill and calm down.

It wouldn´t be the ibug without a party. So for that on Saturday (27th of august). Live-musicians or DJs like like Philipp Matalla (Kann / Leipzig), Gyrl (Slowereastside / Leipzig), Gazelle Horn (Lonesome Riders / Leipzig), Felde (Treibsand / Chemnitz) or Monkeyman (ibug / Chemnitz) play around serving Hip-Hop, Techno and Trash to the dancing crowd. Another highlight is the „Paint Club“ with ibug artists battling each other in a duel only armed with markers and cans.

The ibug-festival opens it´s doors an Friday, the 26th of August, between 3 and 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th of August, between 10 am and 8pm. On Friday, the ibug garden is still opened late after 8pm and after a short break an Saturday the ibug party starts at 10pm. The Entrance to the festival is located at Weststraße 52 in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany.

Here you can find two videos with interviews (only in german) and impressions of this years location and the creative process. More about the IBUG checkout on their website and facebook!

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