This weekend, July 30-Aug 1, the Trailerpark art and music festival rolls into Copenhagen.
Curated and produced by ArtRebels, this is the fourth edition of Trailerpark to date, taking place in the Danish capital’s CPH skate park. The art strand takes in installations, visuals, posters, performances to the actual decoration of the trailers (yes, there are trailers aplenty) and festival space. The aim is to create “a complete Trailerpark universe”, and artists and collectives who’ve contributed work in the past include Anika Lori, Maria Torp, Mette Geisler, Le Fix, Shft, Wonderland, Jakob Tolstrup, Ultra Grøn, Basco 5, Jody Barton, Hvass & Hannibal, Stine Tranekjær and Anne Werner.
The music line-up, nicely balancing live acts and DJs across indoor and outdoor stages, is excellent as well: 2010’s biggest draws will doubtless be Caribou, whose recent Swim album found him embracing the dancefloor and reinventing himself as something of a modern-day Arthur Russell, and hazy pop maestro Toro Y Moi.
Also on the bill: DFA’s no wave torch-bearers Prinzhorn Dance School, International DJ Gigolos boss and all-round techno legend, DJ Hell, who has just released arguably the best entry in Get Physical’s Body Language mix series to date, plus Monkey Maffia (one half of Wighnomy Brothers), Rosa Lux, Hyperdub-affiliated 2000F & JG, disco-house heavyweights Tomboy & Fredski, Jessie Evans, Wareika (Perlon), Raz Ohara and the hotly-tipped We Have Band. The full line-up can be found here.
Learn more about the festival, and check out some of the incredible art and production design, at trailerparkfestival.com.