Details & Lineup Announced For Pettah Interchange Colombo
3 August 2016
Initiated by the Goethe-Institut and its electronic music web-platform Border Movement, Pettah Interchange is a celebration of alternative art, culture and music that has been taking place annually in neglected and abandoned urban spaces in Colombo. The event, which is in it’s fifth consecutive year, will be taking place this Saturday at Transworks House, Colombo Fort with a stellar lineup of musicians.
Since the first chapter of the interchange, which was a simpler showcase of original material composed during a Sound Camp artist residency, the event has swollen to become one of the cities most eagerly anticipated and celebrated nights of art and music. Previous editions have taken place within the walls of old colonial buildings, hectic market places and more recently, cinema halls.
The Pettah Interchange will celebrate turning 5 this year in an abandoned colonial structure that has stood for over a century in the heart of Colombo. The Transworks building, which has previously served as the Ceylon Public Works Department and later the Fort Police headquarters, is one of the last remaining buildings of its kind.
The extensive lineup at this year’s interchange includes artists from India, Pakistan, The Maldives Sri Lanka and of course, Germany, as the Goethe Institut initiated event once again sets out to deliver a taste of the Berlin underground club experience to local audiences.
This year’s lineup features Berlin’s Jens Bond and NYMA, Budapest’s Paul Mad, Bangalore based Soulspace, Karachi’s Al Ak, DJ Nasttey from the Maldives as well as a host of local talent including Sunara, Asvajit, Geve, Dinelka and many more.
Tickets for the event are available at the gate at LKR 3500 (approximately 1600 INR). The Pettah Interchange starts at 9pm and goes on till after dawn; follow the event and Facebook page for more information and updates. Watch a recap video for the 2015 edition below: