ibug 2016 – August 26-28 in Limbach-Oberfrohna

New wear, new city – in it´s 11th edition the ibug takes place in Limbach-Oberfrohna, a small town in western Saxony. This year an abandoned dye-works serves the festival for urban art as canvas and playground. The formerly industrial area called “VEB Buntfärberei” will be transformed into a complete artwork and can be visited between the 26th and the 28th of August.

For the creative phase starting mid August around 100 artists from 15 countries come over to create a masterpiece of murals, graffiti, illustrations, installations and multimedia-projects. This year’s artists are: Artourette (Leipzig), Chico de la Luz (Leipzig), Chinagirl Tile (Austria), Christian Rug (Leipzig), Clara Reichertz (Argentina), Club Desolat (Augsburg), Conzum (Jena), Dima Fatum (Ukraine), Dimitri Engelhardt (Jena), Dokter Molrok (Erfurt), Edelding (Berlin/Rostock), El Bocho (Berlin), Elmar Karla (Bremen), Falkland (Berlin), Farbgefühl (Jena), Fehlformat (Berlin), Florian Huber (Hamburg), Fogeljunge (Berlin), Freizeitgruppe Gestaltung (Meerane), Gebrüder Onkel (Glauchau), Task one (Zwickau), Guido Zimmermann (Frankfurt am Main), Herr Orm (Dortmund), HNRX (Austria), I3 (USA/Germany), Ines J. (Plauen), Innerfields (Berlin), Julia Humpfer (Stuttgart), Kera (Berlin), Kid Crayon (UK), Klasse 3h (Leipzig), Koctel (Spain), Kevin Koen (Leipzig), Lapiz (New Zeeland), Laqgaffe (Leipzig), Lonesome Riders (Leipzig), Luca Ledda (Italy), Majilina (Italy), Malarko (UK), Martin Gerstenberger (Landshut), Monarch Ohne (Erfurt), MiezWars (Leipzig), Odour Odessa (Nürnberg), Papa Gallosch (Halle/Leipzig), Paparazzi (Cyprus), Quintessenz (Berlin/Hannover), Raffael Jesche (Leipzig), Said Dokins (Mexico), Sare (Offenbach/Main), Sarina Walter (Leipzig), Skurdone (Plauen), Superfreunde (Leipzig), Taina (Switzerland), Tape Over (Berlin), Tasso (Meerane), Thomas Kuntze & Ennosch (Cologne), Vera Primavera (Equador), Viktor Sobek (Leipzig), Wasp Elder (UK), WENU (Berlin), Yubaba & Key Detail (Belarus), Zonenkinder (Hamburg), ZZNNart (Netherlands).

The result of their work and passion will be shown at the festival-weekend. Visitors can expect a colourful program including workshops, panel discussions, artist-talks and guided tours filled with worth knowing facts and witty anecdotes around the dye works and the ibug itself. There will also be an ibug-cinema, made in cooperation with ARTE Creative, looking backward on 10 years of ibug and showing films and clips of the urban art scene. „El Presidente“ Tasso, the initiator of the ibug-festival, will read out of his new biographic book „Am Ende fehlt doch immer was“ (In the end something is always missing). An art market is selling the ibug-artist´s masterpieces and Friday and Saturday the beer-garden invites to chill and calm down.

It wouldn´t be the ibug without a party. So for that on Saturday (27th of august). Live-musicians or DJs like like Philipp Matalla (Kann / Leipzig), Gyrl (Slowereastside / Leipzig), Gazelle Horn (Lonesome Riders / Leipzig), Felde (Treibsand / Chemnitz) or Monkeyman (ibug / Chemnitz) play around serving Hip-Hop, Techno and Trash to the dancing crowd. Another highlight is the „Paint Club“ with ibug artists battling each other in a duel only armed with markers and cans.

The ibug-festival opens it´s doors an Friday, the 26th of August, between 3 and 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th of August, between 10 am and 8pm. On Friday, the ibug garden is still opened late after 8pm and after a short break an Saturday the ibug party starts at 10pm. The Entrance to the festival is located at Weststraße 52 in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany. A Day-Ticket is 7 Euro, reduced price 5 Euro. Just the party will be 7 Euro, as well. A festival-ticket for the whole weekend costs 12 Euro or 10 Euro reduced price.


By the way: From the 2th to the 4th of September this years ibug-area will be opened again for the “Day of Saxons”