COLD WAVES IX weekend passes are sold out, day passes are on sale now
Incredible fan demand has sold out all full weekend passes for COLD WAVES, the beloved industrial music festival returning for an in-person event from September 24-26, 2021. It will be held in neighboring venues Metro, Smart Bar and G -Man Taverne.
Event producers have now released day passes, which are now on sale at www.MetroChicago.com as well as describing the programming and individual festival day activities (including pre-festival launch events on Thursday 23 September) to www.ColdWaves.net and official social media pages. Fans are encouraged to buy now as the festival has sold several times over the past 9 years.
The ninth edition of the beloved industrial music festival will feature Belgian giants Front 242 who will perform the festival for the third time; industrial / hip-hop trio CLIPPING. with Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton” and “Snowpiercer” from TNT) making their festival debuts; favorites of the Stabbing Westward scene return with new music; the first show of the behemoths of the Consolidated audio protest in over 20 years; and the incendiary duo Code Jeunesse.
Additional talents include Dalek, Actors, Bootblacks, Barker + Connelly: Luxapan, Korine, Provoker, Odonis Odonis, Wingtips, Fee Lion, Pixel Grip, Paul Barker, Blixaboy, Void Vision, Acucrack, Zoltar, Bud Sweet, The Pirate Twins, Choke Chain, Morgue Vvitch and Philly Peroxide.
COLD WAVES will follow all state and city regulations to allow a fully compliant event for attendees, and the organizers will voluntarily limit the capacity of all venues for the duration of the weekend. In addition, fully open doors, an outdoor side area with food trucks and seating, as well as access to the all-night Smart Bar “COLD WAVES Lounge” aim to provide customers with a safe, exciting and respectful event. .
The Wax Trax! The record label team will also bring back a pop-up store with exclusive and hard-to-find products. Other supporters include Electronic Saviors: Music to Cure Cancer, Resilience, Riveting Music, Schecter Guitars and Half Acre Brewing.
COLD WAVES has served the industrial / goth / darkwave / noise / metal community with the popular weekend festival since 2012. The forward-thinking and inclusive event goes beyond great music with a philanthropic mission to raise funds and raising awareness about mental health, cancer research, and creating safe spaces in live music. Proceeds from the event will benefit the service industry mental health support group Darkest Before Dawn (www.db4d.org), a non-profit organization founded by Jason Novak, Kelly Britton and Dawn Szcymczak following the passing of beloved Chicago musician and engineer Jamie Duffy whose untimely death inspired the first COLD WAVES weekend.