DICE hints at the future of pop music

Discovering new talent at Utrecht’s bright new mini festival.

Isaac Gracie

April showers bring Mayflowers, making us daydream of summer days and—obviously—the festival season to come. With much to do, too little time and a lot of choice, Glamcult strongly believes in quality over quantity. Which will lead you the bright line-up of DICE festival: a new and recurring event in Utrecht [NL]. DICE was born out of collaboration between TivoliVredenburg, EKKO, and Friendly Fire, with the first edition offering a selection of six bands that will also perform at The Great Escape in Brighton [UK].

Among the scheduled acts are experimental folk-pop duo Lewis Del Mar, responsible for a mix of acoustic guitar, Latin American drums and mixed media samples, some of them recorded with an iPhone on New York’s subway. Another band not to miss: cute squad Joy Again, who previously decribed themselves as “Forever Lesbians” and make lo-fi songs that are much like a sweet breeze—easy and joyful, recorded in dorm rooms at boarding school. The Pennsylvanian band grabbed the attention of singer, rapper, twerker, chef and Glamcult alumnus Shamir, who now acts as their magnetic manager.

DICE will additionally offer performances by dreamtronica duo Boo Seeka, melancholic singer/songwriter Isaac Gracie, punk pop band SWMRS and dark pop foursome Yonaka. Don’t miss out!


18 May 2016

TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht


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