“One of Europe’s best music and arts festivals” - The Quietus, August 2011
“The musical line-up isn’t self-consciously ‘eclectic’, but genuinely cross-genre, with very little middle-of-the-road indie. There are small spaces for local extreme noise artists and veteran improvisers; big audiences for DJs like Ben UFO and blog-buzz bands like Austra.” - The Quietus, October 2011
“In the closing hours of the festival, the organizers relate their burgeoning plans for 2010: “Whatever we do, we want it to be completely different.” It’s this straightforwardly adventurous spirit that makes Incubate a joyous, if exhausting, experience, and it’s something from which UK festival organizers could learn.” - The Wire, December 2009
“And with damn near every last square inch of the city littered with preamps and patch cords, that can only mean one thing: a killer lineup.” - Pitchfork, 2008
“In one year’s time, the festival in Tilburg has grown to one of the most fun happenings for adventurous music lovers and scouts for alternative talents” - OOR, 2008
“The Incubate organizers are bright, funny, hard-working people whom you might well meet in the mosh pit. [...] At Incubate, music is a vehicle of progressive culture, a way to freedom.” - Michael Azzerad in Zero Core, 2011
Incubate is the annual celebration of cutting-edge culture in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, contemporary theater, film and visual arts. It brings more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Refreshing art next to inspiring debate.
Incubate 2012 takes place on 10 to 16 September in the city of Tilburg in The Netherlands and its surroundings. From pub to nature theater. From pop venue to farm.
About this blog:
Besides sitting behind our desks, and organizing our things, we love to try to support cutting-edge culture. That’s why we blog. At this blog you can read news, watch clips, and other things we are eager to show you. Sometimes very funny. Sometimes very lame and sometimes dead serious. Besides that, we give away lots of stuff. Mostly tickets for venues and shows that we think are cool. Last but not least, we use this blog to post news updates related to our festival. Other suggestions for our blog? Please tell us. But… we don’t accept any money to promote causes. For these things we suggest Nalden.
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