On Saturday, September 30th, DJ Cristel Ball will curate an evening filled with surprising acts in the beautiful scenery of the Jopenkerk. Cristel is known for her eclectic (vinyl) sets and deep understanding of different genres and eras, mixing punk with hip-hop and wave without hesitation. Expect vinyl culture with a twist and a place to discover fresh talent from the Haarlem area.
The first announced act she will take to church is Dorpsstraat 3, a Dutch band that operates somewhere between post-punk and synth-wave, although they are influenced by music from all kinds of eras and places. Their debut EP, "Bijgeloof in de Lage Landen" ('Superstition in the Low Countries'), came out in 2022, and 2023 saw the single "Aan tafel bij de Goden," with a forthcoming EP to be released in September.
A perfect blend between darkness and the lighter sides of our existence, A Spiral Walk is a new project by DJ and producer Mayo, and CAH, lover of live. They debuted their industrial synthpop during an experimental set at Best Kept Secret 2023 and have since spent hours in the studio perfecting the balance between CAH's deep vocals and Mayo's hard hitting beats, adding in lush synth improvisations, heavy basslines and found sounds. Their set at Jopenkerk promises to verge upon a religious experience. In the gritty labyrinth of A Spiral Walk, you might either lose yourself completely or finally find yourself. Which way will you go?
VULKANO is a princess punk trio from Stockholm. Lisa Pyk Wirström on synth, Rebecka Rolfart on bass and Cissi Efraimsson on drums and vocals. Self releasing their music on their own label Vulkanomusic, Vulkano is one of the foremost DIY bands in Sweden. Their world is a playful universe of cute animals, sexy candy, invisible tails and daily birthdays. The sound floats between the excessively sweet and the distinctly raw and unrestrained. VULKANO mixes influences from new wave, punk and dance music.
The Jopenkerk is undoubtedly a landmark in Haarlem and attracts visitors from all over the world. During the Haarlem Vinyl Festival, the former church, now a brewery and restaurant/café, will run a special program with free entrance from Friday through Sunday. More details will be announced, so make sure to get your Vinyl Culture ticket or Weekend Pass to enjoy benefits and discounts during the weekend.
The Taste of Cristel Ball
Date & time: Saturday September 30th,
4 PM - 12 AM
Tickets: Free entrance, with special discounts at Jopenkerk for Vinyl Culture / Full-on Vinyl Weekend Pass holders. Available here.
Line-up: A Spiral Walk, Blöd Heinie, Cristel Ball, Dorpsstraat 3, Hiqpy, Vulkano.