Full programming details have now been revealed for the anticipated Cold Waves “The Lost Weekend” Virtual Event, to be streamed FREE via Twitch on Sept. 18-20.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the long-running and much-loved industrial music festival normally held in Chicago heads online this year, giving fans worldwide the chance to take in a variety of performances, screenings, greetings, DJ sets, and more.
The massive three-day event will feature several hours of programming nightly starting at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET, as follows:
Friday, Sept. 18: The Kickoff (7pm-1 am CT)
COLD WAVES first-year concert is presented in its entirety for the first time ever. Shot Sept. 7, 2012 at Bottom Lounge in Chicago with HD multi-cam and pro soundboard mix. Featuring The Cocks Members, Chemlab, Final Cut, 16Volt, Damage Manual (acoustic), Czar, Acumen Nation, The Clay People, I:Scintilla, Cyanotic, Go Fight, and Iron Lung Corp. Produced by Aaron Pollack, director of the “Rally and Sustain: Cracknation” documentary.
Saturday, Sept. 19: The Main Event (7pm-12am CT)
New, live presentations from Meat Beat Manifesto, DHS, Ash Code, and Cyanotic.
Rare and unseen live performance videos from The Young Gods, Front Line Assembly, Test Dept, Chemlab, OHGR, Lead Into Gold, C-Tec, 16volt Vs. Acumen, Cocksure, and Bile.
Classic industrial music-videos with “commentary tracks” from performers and directors, featuring Richard 23 and Patrick Codenys (Front 242), Paul Barker (Ministry), Chris Connelly (The Revolting Cocks), Martin Atkins (Killing Joke), Chris Vienna (Nine Inch Nails), director Eric Zimmerman, and more. COLD WAVES artist and crew video greetings and slideshows!
Watch the official music video for “Headhunter” by Front 242 on YouTube:
Sunday, Sept. 20: The Closing Party (7-11pm CT)
Debut stream of “Last Call 2350: The Neo Documentary,” directed by Eric Richter.
A Medusa’s tribute — an audio/video homage to Dave Medusa and his legendary Chicago club.
Goodbye Tonsils: COLD WAVES says goodbye to dearest alumni Severed Heads COLD WAVES artist and crew video greetings and slideshows.
Each night will also wrap with a special “bedtime story” from Martin Atkins, plus DJ sets from Bud Sweet, Rexx Arkana, Scary Lady Sarah, Jeff Moyer, and more. The weekend will also feature an auction page featuring rare art, music, and more collectible items as well as limited edition 2020 COLD WAVES merchandise.
Cold Waves 2020
The Lost Weekend
Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 20
Show @ 8pm ET nightly