MAY 9 - MAY 13 / 2018, SLAVUTYCH

ТЮ to supervise festival music program

The musical content of the 5th “86” festival in Slavutych will be provided by invited curators, ТЮ platform from Mariupol. Guests will be presented with the “Anomaly” program combining five unforgettable musical experiences: from the new names of the Azov scene to a secret space headliner.


Magnetic declination is an anomaly forcing the northbound compass arrow to decline to the east. This year, the arrow declines even more; waves of gravity between Mariupol and Slavutych are stretching north to south. A simultaneous cultural renaissance in several small post-industrial cities, in remote points on the map of a country – isn’t this an anomaly? What’s difficult to predict is usually the most valuable thing. What seems strange and unreal becomes the driving force. This year, the artistic movements of Mariupol and Slavutych meet in an embrace of contemporary cinema and music.


The ТЮ platform’s afterdark musical program at the “86” festival incorporates the best performers having visited Mariupol and the new stars lighting up the eastern post-industrial nights. We want this inexplicable anomaly to be felt at the “86” festival – at night, when sensations get acuter and you can hear the sea breathing and the factory humming. The “Anomaly” at “86” includes five parties in the ТЮ zone in Slavutych, where we will try to grasp the something in the air as we enjoy the music of space.


The ТЮ platform is a residence of cultural initiatives, established in Mariupol in 2016. ТЮ spearheaded the city’s cultural revival – it conducts non-standard events in the sphere of contemporary art and culture as well as human rights events. Leading contemporary musicians and DJs perform at ТЮ, and the platform will invite the best stars it has hosted over 2 years to put up a show at “86”.


The full musical program will be announced shortly.


The project is part of the EU “Culture Bridges” program and is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.