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

ilgi
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

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.

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

hipstokratija
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

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

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
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

ilgi
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

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.

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

hipstokratija
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

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

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.