COLD WAVES Announces Lineup for Virtual Industrial Music Festival

Full programming details have now been revealed for the anticipated COLD WAVES “The Lost Weekend” Virtual Event, to be held September 18-20 and streamed FREE via Twitch HERE. 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.

Chris Connelly

The massive three-day event will feature several hours of programming nightly starting at 7:00 pm CT, as follows:

Friday, September 18: The Kickoff (7 pm-1 am CT)

  • COLD WAVES first-year concert is presented in its entirety for the first time ever. Shot September 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, September 19: The Main Event (7 pm-12 am 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
Ash Code

Sunday, September 20: The Closing Party (7-11 pm CT)

The Young Gods
  • 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.

Find the full hour-by-hour schedule on COLD WAVES website beginning September 17.