Festival Program

Here’s the schedule for Fontaine Rock Festival (Rock Dat Boat) on August 12th & 13th 2016.
Please check back here prior to the festival in case there are changes to the schedule!


Friday Night

Aug
12
Fri
LORENZ-KRONBERG BAND (dk/lv) @ The Acropolis
Aug 12 @ 19:00 – 19:45

Lorenz Kronberg
Lorenz-Kronberg Band (dk/lv – Blues Rock)
Preforming songs, from their latest albums, as a duo, these 2 great players will entertain you for as long as you wish. The band is specially put together for the Fontaine Festival so come and watch these 2 rock ‘n’ rollers stripping it down to the core of the music.

Lorenz (also known as Louie Fontaine), has many records behind him and toured the world. Kronbergs has played in many of the great Latvian bands including Skyforger, Ilgi & The Hobos. Lorenz Kronberg is opening the music feast this year at 19:00 in The Acropolis!

Steen Lorenz: Gui, Bass, Vocs
Egons Krongbers: Gui, Vocs

IĻĢI (lv) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 12 @ 20:30 – 21:30

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Iļģi (lv – Folk)
The originator of Latvian postfolk is in its prime. In the past six years Iļģi have released four albums, toured the United States coast to coast, and played at festivals in Europe, Russia, Malaysia, and at home in Latvia. International acclaim reached new heights in 2006 as the album Ne Uz Vienu Dienu climbed to the No. 2 spot on the World Music Charts Europe and stayed in its top ten for four months. At its 30th Anniversary Concert in December 2011, Iļģi released Tur Saulite Perties Gaja, named Best Folk Album of 2011 by the Latvian recording industry and is No. 4 on the World Music Charts Europe in April 2012.

Always a welcome addition to any festival!


Links:
Homepage | Facebook


LOUIE FONTAINE & HIS FABULOUS BEAT MACHINE (dk) @ Fontaine Palace
Aug 12 @ 21:30 – 22:00

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Louie Fontaine & His Fabulous Beat Machine (lv – Beats)
+ Special Guests

3 Daily Shows of 30 min
Fri: 21.30, 23.15, 03.00
Sat: 17.00, 21.00, 00.30

Built by Louie Fontaine between 1997 and becoming fully operational in 1999, the first prototype was made out of plumming pipes with big arms attached, hitting barrels and other noisy home made instruments. Working in his fathers factory, watching the big air run press machines in line-work gave Louie the idea of using air pressure as the energy source.

Louie Fontaine has kept perhaps his biggest invention, locked up in his studio for a couple of years now but after many requests from fans and friends, Mr. Fontaine has decided to play it once again and unleash the power the Beat Machine onto an unsuspecting world.

PIENVEDĒJA PIEDZĪVOJUMI (lv) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 12 @ 22:00 – 23:15

PIENVEDĒJA PIEDZ
Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi (lv – Alt Rock)
Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi are a Latvian rock band from Sabile founded in 1994. They have been at the forefront of Latvian alternative rock scene for their entire careers and last year the band released their double album “Tā mēs Dzīvojam” consisting of new songs coupled with acoustic versions of their older hits.

Expect the usual rousing live performance from a band that really need no introduction and look a long long way from losing their vital cutting edge.


Links:
FACEBOOK | DRAUGIEM


LOUIE FONTAINE & HIS FABULOUS BEAT MACHINE (dk) @ Fontaine Palace
Aug 12 @ 23:15 – 23:45

beat machine
Louie Fontaine & His Fabulous Beat Machine (lv – Beats)
+ Special Guests

3 Daily Shows of 30 min
Fri: 21.30, 23.15, 03.00
Sat: 17.00, 21.00, 00.30

Built by Louie Fontaine between 1997 and becoming fully operational in 1999, the first prototype was made out of plumming pipes with big arms attached, hitting barrels and other noisy home made instruments. Working in his fathers factory, watching the big air run press machines in line-work gave Louie the idea of using air pressure as the energy source.

Louie Fontaine has kept perhaps his biggest invention, locked up in his studio for a couple of years now but after many requests from fans and friends, Mr. Fontaine has decided to play it once again and unleash the power the Beat Machine onto an unsuspecting world.

ROCK JAM with JAM MASTER AINARS VIRGA (lv) @ The Acropolis
Aug 12 @ 23:15 – Aug 13 @ 00:15

Virga
Rock Jam with Jam Master Ainars Virga (lv) (All welcome – Rock)
On Friday night, join legendary rocker Ainars Virga in The Acropolis for a full on rock jam with Ainars leading his band of special guests. Expect covers and some of his original material seen in a new light.

It’s sure to be hard and heavy. Be there!


Links:
WIKIPEDIA


JAUNO JĀŅU ORĶESTRIS (lv) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 12 @ 23:45 – Aug 13 @ 01:00

JAUNO JĀŅU ORĶESTRIS
Jauno Jāņu Orķestris
(LV – Ethnorock)
Jauno Jāņu Orķestris is a seven piece band that will lead you into a different reality. A reality of Latvian folksongs using multiple instruments and creating their original melodies. While listening to this band you will start to feel like a book of folk tales unfolds in front of your eyes as the band introduces you to their exceptional genre of music.


Links:
FACEBOOK


Aug
13
Sat
HIPSTOKRĀTIJA (lv) @ Prison Bar
Aug 13 @ 00:30 – 01:15

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Hipstokrātija (lv – Indie Electro)
The duo’s debut EP “Brīnumzeme” wondrously clamours in synth-delights and emphasizes provocative lyrics and fact-mentioning statements. Hipstokrātija’s style could be described as shoegazing electro underground pop but in reality they are a hard act to pin down in simple adjectives and genres.

Check them out for yourselves in the Prison Bar on Friday night and give them a chance to cast their very personalized spell over you!


Links:
BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK


CLUB ELECTRIC BAROMETER [dj’s] @ Prison bar
Aug 13 @ 01:30 – 04:00

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Club Electric Barometer
Club grooves in the Prison Bar – Electronic music for electronic people!

Friday: 01.30 – 04.00
Saturday: 01.30 – 04.00

Stay wired and connected to the hippest sounds around!!!


Links:
FONTAINE PRISON BAR

GREGORY BOYD BAND (us/lv) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 01:30 – 03:00

GREGORY-BOYD-BAND
Gregory Boyd Band (us – Groove/Gumbo/Steel Drums)
Who is Gregory Boyd? Well quite simply he Rocks The Steel Drums. Blending the sound of Steel Drums with a Blues/Soul vocal to make very something special. Coming from Northern and Southern USA Traditions he’s related to Blues Legend Muddy Waters and with his band, he’s sure to delight the festival crowd and party on down into the night.

“I love this guy! Okay, where do I begin? He’s playing steel drum and singing, how many times do you see that? It is very innovative. His improvisation is really great! I love what he is doing! Singing with his instrument. I’ve never seen anyone do that. It’s a whole new twist!”
Cassandra Wilson – Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Composer


Links:
OFFICIAL WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


LOUIE FONTAINE & HIS FABULOUS BEAT MACHINE (dk) @ Fontaine Palace
Aug 13 @ 03:00 – 03:30

beat machine
Louie Fontaine & His Fabulous Beat Machine (lv – Beats)
+ Special Guests

3 Daily Shows of 30 min
Fri: 21.30, 23.15, 03.00
Sat: 17.00, 21.00, 00.30

Built by Louie Fontaine between 1997 and becoming fully operational in 1999, the first prototype was made out of plumming pipes with big arms attached, hitting barrels and other noisy home made instruments. Working in his fathers factory, watching the big air run press machines in line-work gave Louie the idea of using air pressure as the energy source.

Louie Fontaine has kept perhaps his biggest invention, locked up in his studio for a couple of years now but after many requests from fans and friends, Mr. Fontaine has decided to play it once again and unleash the power the Beat Machine onto an unsuspecting world.


Saturday Night

Aug
13
Sat
THE CLASSICAL HANGOVER BAND (ua/lv) @ The Acropolis
Aug 13 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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The Classical Hang Over Band (lv – Classical Concert)
To provide a little culture to your festival experience, Oleksijs Demčenko brings you a classical trio featuring Fligelhorn, Guitar and Contrabass. They will be playing the music of Bach, Faure, Satie and other tunes from barock to modern times.

This will be an early afternoon concert in The Acropolis to bring out the quietness from your rock’n’roll dream. Cleanse your mind, set your spirit free and ready yourself for the madness to come!

Headache Ensemble Classical trio:
Piano – Toms Korsaks
Contrabass – Raitis Elers
Fligelhorn – Oleksijs Demčenko

MR. BOYD’S STEEL DRUM WORKSHOP (us) @ The Acropolis
Aug 13 @ 14:00 – 16:00

GREGORY BOYD
Mr. Boyd’s Steel Drum Workshop (us – Steel Drum Workshop)
On Saturday afternoon in The Acropolis, we’re very happy to announce a full 2 hour Steel Drum clinic with master technician Gregory Boyd.

Don’t forget to catch his live act in the Gypsy Camp on Friday night: Gregory Boyd Band

GREGORY-BOYD-BAND

JAZZ JAM with JAM MASTER DEMCHENKO (ua) @ The Acropolis
Aug 13 @ 16:30 – 17:30

Demchenco
Jazz Jam With Jam Master Demchenko (Ua) (All welcome – Jazz, Blues & Funk)
At this years festival, we’ll be featuring a special Jam Session run by our good friend Oleksiy Demchenko. The band will be playing well known pieces as well as free-style, making the Jam Session open to all types of musicians with varied tastes ready to jam and improvise with the core band. So grab your instrument and join them!

Jam Master Senor Demchenko Core Band:
The core band will have a traditional setting of a Jazz combo including Trumpet (Vocal), Piano, Contrabass and Drums. They will be exploring music in styles from mainstream Jazz ballads and Blues to Funky dancing tunes.


Links:
FACEBOOK


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LOUIE FONTAINE & HIS FABULOUS BEAT MACHINE (dk) @ Fontaine Palace
Aug 13 @ 17:00 – 17:30

beat machine
Louie Fontaine & His Fabulous Beat Machine (lv – Beats)
+ Special Guests

3 Daily Shows of 30 min
Fri: 21.30, 23.15, 03.00
Sat: 17.00, 21.00, 00.00

Built by Louie Fontaine between 1997 and becoming fully operational in 1999, the first prototype was made out of plumming pipes with big arms attached, hitting barrels and other noisy home made instruments. Working in his fathers factory, watching the big air run press machines in line-work gave Louie the idea of using air pressure as the energy source.

Louie Fontaine has kept perhaps his biggest invention, locked up in his studio for a couple of years now but after many requests from fans and friends, Mr. Fontaine has decided to play it once again and unleash the power the Beat Machine onto an unsuspecting world.

LARA SNOW (isr) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 18:45 – 19:30

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Lara Snow (ISR – indie/electro)
From the streets of Tel Aviv comes the dynamic duo that is Lara Snow. Lara is one of the brightest rising stars of Israel. She mixes a variety of different genres but mainly electro pop. Her single I Like Snow has been compared to artists like Grimes & Die Antwoord.

Although the band appear onstage as a simple 2 piece, the sound is big, powerful and complex. Lara’s unique style is something you’ve never heard and she is also a tremendous front-woman.


Links:
FACEBOOK | HOMEPAGE


OZOLS (lv) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 20:00 – 21:00

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Ozols (lv – Hip Hop)
Girts Rozentals aka Ozols is most definitely one of the most known hip-hop/rap artists in Latvia right now. He has been on Latvian hip-hop music scene since the early 2000s and having released 4 studio albums as well as receiving 3 annual Latvian music record awards “Zelta Mikrofons” statuettes.

With the release of his 5th studio album “Atpakaļ Nākotnē” in November 2015, Ozols has once again made his comeback into the Latvian hip-hop scene. On stage, Ozols can be guaranteed to get the party started and the crowd jumping.


Links:
FACEBOOK | ATPAKALNAKOTNE


LOUIE FONTAINE & HIS FABULOUS BEAT MACHINE (dk) @ Fontaine Palace
Aug 13 @ 21:00 – 21:30

beat machine
Louie Fontaine & His Fabulous Beat Machine (lv – Beats)
+ Special Guests

3 Daily Shows of 30 min
Fri: 21.30, 23.15, 03.00
Sat: 17.00, 21.00, 00.00

Built by Louie Fontaine between 1997 and becoming fully operational in 1999, the first prototype was made out of plumming pipes with big arms attached, hitting barrels and other noisy home made instruments. Working in his fathers factory, watching the big air run press machines in line-work gave Louie the idea of using air pressure as the energy source.

Louie Fontaine has kept perhaps his biggest invention, locked up in his studio for a couple of years now but after many requests from fans and friends, Mr. Fontaine has decided to play it once again and unleash the power the Beat Machine onto an unsuspecting world.

HELLIGATORS (it) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 21:30 – 22:45

HELLIGATORS
Helligators (it – rock)
Helligators were formed in 2009 in Rome and have released two studio album called “Against All Odds” (2009) and “Road Roller Machine” (2015). Over the years, the band have toured extensively around Europe and have already appeared at Fontaine Palace in previous years, wowing the crowd with their hard boiled no-nonsense rock.

If you’ve seen them before, you’re going to want to see them again and if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat!


Links:
FACEBOOK | OFFICIAL PAGE


TEHNIKUMS (lv) @ Prison Bar
Aug 13 @ 22:45 – 23:30

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Tehnikums (lv – Electro Pop)
Synthpop duo Tehnikums are without doubt one of the best new Latvian electro bands around. Though the band members are not newcomers on Latvian music scene. Dagnis Neilands was a member of famous Latvian rock band The Mundane, while Kristaps Dubļāns played in underground bands Kušš and Mala. Tehnikums’ debut album sounds youthful, but at the same time its smooth melodies, freaky voice and well suited lyrics tell stories about two mature men who flirt with the idea of being an “amateur experiencing the world” in a smart way.

Both guys know how to make tuneful music and how to entertain public. One thing Tehnikums needs now is a crowd to appreciate their art. Fontaine Festival hope you can be part of that crowd.


Links:
FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP


THE BIG BLUFF (lv) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 23:15 – Aug 14 @ 00:30

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The Big Bluff (lv/uk – Garage Rockabilly)
Rock’n’roll and blues are bursting from the Latvian trio, which leans on the legacy of giants such as Elvis and Dylan, while at the same time remaining aware of the fact that a convincing live performance is the main asset of such performers. The expressive and self-sacrificing voice of lead singer Ilja invokes the great vocalists of the sixties and seventies, who were able to pour their souls out over the microphone.

Their debut album was nominated for best Latvian rock album in 2014, and the band sticks to the recipe of continuous touring. Jump into a Cadillac, put on your sunglasses and let the tires screech on the hot asphalt! The world of wild rock’n’roll is just around the corner!


Links:
FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP


Aug
14
Sun
LOUIE FONTAINE & HIS FABULOUS BEAT MACHINE (dk) @ Fontaine Palace
Aug 14 @ 00:00 – 00:30

beat machine
Louie Fontaine & His Fabulous Beat Machine (lv – Beats)
+ Special Guests

3 Daily Shows of 30 min
Fri: 21.30, 23.15, 03.00
Sat: 17.00, 21.00, 00.00

Built by Louie Fontaine between 1997 and becoming fully operational in 1999, the first prototype was made out of plumming pipes with big arms attached, hitting barrels and other noisy home made instruments. Working in his fathers factory, watching the big air run press machines in line-work gave Louie the idea of using air pressure as the energy source.

Louie Fontaine has kept perhaps his biggest invention, locked up in his studio for a couple of years now but after many requests from fans and friends, Mr. Fontaine has decided to play it once again and unleash the power the Beat Machine onto an unsuspecting world.

Z QUEST (isr) @ Prison Bar
Aug 14 @ 00:30 – 01:15

Z Quest
Z Quest (isr – Electro)
Z Quest are an Indie Electro- Rock Duo composed of Galor Taite and Adir Benezra, two music producers, vocalists and multi-instrumental musicians currently based in the north valley of Israel. Over the past two years, they have self produced and recorded their debut album “Ashes of Plain”, that was released on May 2016.

Z Quest live show is a unique experience, drifting from a solid rock show to a space electro party. Clashing hypnotic beats and bursting guitars.


OFFICIAL WEBSITE | REVERBNATION | FACEBOOK


SKYFORGER (lv) @ Gypsy Camp
Aug 14 @ 01:00 – 02:30

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Skyforger (LV – Pagan Metal)
Winners of both Best Rock album at Latvian Music Awards 2010 and Best Rock & Metal album at Latvian Music Awards “Golden Microphone” 2015 Skyforger bring the Old Latvian spirit to the world stage. The band has played in various world class festivals in the past years and now you have chance to see them up close as they take the Fontaine Festival stage this August.


Links:
FACEBOOK | HOMEPAGE


CLUB ELECTRIC BAROMETER [dj’s] @ Prison Bar
Aug 14 @ 01:30 – 04:00

electric-barometer
Club Electric Barometer
Club grooves in the Prison Bar – Electronic music for electronic people!

Friday: 01.30 – 04.00
Saturday: 01.30 – 04.00

Stay wired and connected to the hippest sounds around!!!


Links:
FONTAINE PRISON BAR

FUNK JAM with JAM MASTER JOHN DC WASHINGTON (us) @ The Acropolis
Aug 14 @ 02:30 – 05:00

John DC Washington
Funk Jam with Jam Master John DC Washington (us – Funk Jam)
Groove your way into the night with funkmeister John DC Washington & his crew of low-rider hipsters. Guests are welcome and you have the chance to join the band and get on down to your hearts desire.

It’s gonna be a party so come join the fun!