On Saturday, 16 November, the third GLOOMAAR FESTIVAL will take place at 4 pm in the Neue Gebläsehalle in Neunkirchen. The line-up consists of eight bands from four European countries: Alcest (FR), My Sleeping Karma, Stoned Jesus (UKR), Kokomo, Somali Yacht Club (UKR), Midas Fall (UK), Noorvik and There's A Light.

Also in the third year the Gloomaar Festival offers an exclusive, international program of post-/ prog-/oner-rock, post-metal and atmospheric alternative sounds.

Headliner is the European showpiece post metal band and Blackgaze founder Alcest from Paris. The band will have their brand new album "Spiritual Instinct" with them. With their dreamy style and the ever-present contrast between rough darkness and soft melodies, the band has already released five longplayers, covering a wide stylistic range - from their black metal beginnings to ghostly pop on "Shelter" to their 2016 masterpiece "Kodama".

Co-Headliner is the instrumental quartet My Sleeping Karma. With their catchy, grooving and spherical psychedelic rock, the musicians have long since become a permanent rock institution in the instrumental sector. The band already played tours with Monster Magnet or Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Fu Manchu) and stood on the big festival stages like Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Dunk! or Desertfest.

With Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club there are two combos from the Ukraine on the program: Stoned Jesus come from Kiev and are undoubtedly the biggest band of the Eastern European Stoner-/Psychedelic-/Doom-scene and are regarded as a spectacular live-band. Somali Yacht Club offers an atmospheric mix of Psychedelic/Stoner/Shoegaze and Post-Rock.

The Scottish post-rock duo Midas Fall impresses with their broad sound and the charismatic voice of their singer Elizabeth Heaton. Musically, they mix alternative rock with post and prog borrowings, electronica and a hint of gothic. The band was invited to the Meltdown Festival in London last year by none other than Robert Smith (The Cure) and received the "Limelight" Award from Prog Magazine.

The instrumental (post-) rock band Kokomo from the Ruhr area will end the festival as "Late Night Act". There's A Light from the Black Forest landed with their debut EP on various Chinese streaming portals, which led to the band being invited on a headline tour to China in 2018. The post-rockers Noorvik from Cologne are regarded as promising high-flyers in the scene.

Tickets for the festival are available at a price of 37.50 euros at all Ticket Regional and CTS Eventim advance booking offices, on the ticket hotline 0651 - 9790777 as well as online

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