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OPTIMISMO 2022

OPTIMISMO is a weekend-long electronic and experimental music festival in heritage buildings in Kaunas, Lithuania.

As a provisional capital of Lithuania, Kaunas grew seven times between the world wars 100 years ago. The rapid acceleration was fuelled with a focus on a better, more vibrant, more exciting future – and shaped with a modernist approach. 

Kaunas, the European Capital of Culture in 2022, pays a lot of attention to the modernist architectural heritage. To explore this cultural phenomenon, we created OPTIMISMO, an event that combines in-depth research of the industrial past and the evolution of the outcome to the multilayers of contemporary electronic music, strengthened with the entourage of light and structures.

The music programme of OPTIMISMO combines different experiences, inviting audiences to participate, listen, and expand their understanding of sound, space and technological capabilities by 360 degrees. Part of the programme has already been announced and will be updated.


OPTIMISMO is curated by Digital Tsunami and Ghia creative teams. The festival is part of Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 program Modernism for the Future.  


❍ LINEUP ❍

FRIDAY 06-03

inside

21:00 ERNESTAS SADAU
23:00 BLACK ZONE MYTH CHANT live
00:00 KRIKOR live
01:00 ANIMISTIC BELIEFS live
02:00 CORIN hybrid set
04:00 SLIKBACK
06:00 – end BAMBOUNOU

SATURDAY 06-04

outside

14:00 WEEVIL
16:00 SHAPOKA
18:00 EIVYDAS K
20:00 TIMES NEW ROMAN

SATURDAY 06-04

inside

22:00 PANDORA’S JUKEBOX
00:00 TAPAN live
01:00 NICK KLEIN live
02:00 NKISI live
03:00 OSHEYACK live
04:00 – end eea FKA M.E.S.H

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