This year Kaunas, Lithuania has become the European Capital of Culture, and to mark the occasion, the Lizdas nightclub has prepared a huge urban festival called AUDRA (eng. the Storm). Contemporary art installations, exhibitions, events and live performances scattered through-out the city's spaces will rock the streets of the European Capital of Culture for five days - 29 June - 3 July.
Concerts and parties in the spaces of Kaunas will be the core of the festival. The events will take place in huge public spaces such as Ąžuolynas Park, Santaka Park, the Soviet metal factory Pergalė and many other typical Eastern European urban spaces never before touched by a rave presence. Some of the revealed names of the artists are Tommy Cash, VTSS, Hector Oaks, Helena Hauff, Call Super, Job Jobse, Cinthie, Arp Frique Family (Live), Identified Patient b2b Manfredas, Under Black Helmet, Azu Tiwaline, Mor Ellian, Dj Marcelle.
Lizdas nightclub is located just in the heart of the city and is well known to be one of the three most prominent dance music cultural hubs in Lithuania. Kaunas is the second biggest city in Lithuania famous for its art-deco architecture and complicated history as being the temporary Lithuanian capital for 20 years, during the interwar period. Later on, the country has been stuck under the iron curtain being occupied by the Soviet Union. The period has left the landscape full of dystopic soviet architecture, eerie neighbourhoods and Chernobyl-like abandoned factories (in some of them the festival is going to take place too).
The best way to get to Kaunas is by taking a plane to Kaunas Airport (KUN) or nearby Vilnius Airport (VNO). The tickets to the festival are coming soon on Resident Advisor.