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Presentation of the festival promoted by the European Program Booster that will take place in Pescara, 20-21-22/09/2007

Presentation of the festival promoted by the European Program Booster that will take place in Pescara, 20-21-22/09/2007

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  • 1. Pescara 2.0 hackers & rockers of the Mediterranean Sea Pescara, 20-21-22/09/2007
  • 2. Theme of the Festival Exploiting the opportunity given by the Mediterranean Games to rediscover and renovate the city. Create an itinerant festival along the streets and clubs of Pescara that reanimates the city in a creative way, giving a new prospect of possible future.
  • 3. Rockers/Hackers - the two souls of the festival This festival is also and above all the expression of two souls of Pescara: music and hi-tech. The music scene and the hi-tech community are among the main propellers of the cultural life of the city and are fundamental resources to count on for the future: music has an important and irreplaceable unifying function, while technology plays a crucial role in innovation and in communication and promotion of new project regarding the city.
  • 4. Promoters the NPO Pescara 2.0 Non-profit organization that unites the main actors of the local music scene, as well as businesses and NGOs of the hi-tech and communication field. the Equal project Booster Project aimed at developing, both in the creative and in the social and economic sense, the music scene of Pescara.
  • 5. The academic community The university of Chieti and Pescara, both at student and institutional level, is considered as crucial for the event organization and attendance. Pescara 2.0 will seek the highest possible participation of students as voluntary staff and audience of the concerts and conferences.
  • 6. Festival locations
  • 7. List of locations and related typology of event PESCARA VECCHIA (old city centre) Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo (Booster): hi-tech area, showcases, workshop of Booster’s students, conference (BarCamp) on music and technology Along the streets of Pescara Vecchia (Largo dei Frentani, piazzetta “Piano Terra”, Piazza Garibaldi, “stairs” of via delle Caserme): theatre shows, Baobab marching band, eco-performances and games, readings, …
  • 8. Hi-tech area (Booster) The hi-tech area will be divided for thematic areas: Pescara Lug Foundation Second Life (on the Mediterranean Games) Myspace, YouTube, blogging…
  • 9. Museum Auditorium (Booster) Booster will also organize: Workshop/final performance of the Booster students (Thursday, happy hour time) after a three days’ workshop with a renown musician (the singer-songwriter Paolo Benvegnù, professor in Booster courses) Showcase “the best of underground music in Abruzzo” (Friday, happy hour time): concert of the three best underground bands in Abruzzo, selected by local promoters (probably coordinated by an external president). National level conference [BarCamp?] on music and technology (Saturday)
  • 10. List of locations and typology of related event CLUBS Friday night all clubs involved in the festival will have connected dj sets and a common drink card (“Pescara da bar”) that will provide the right to get a final award (t-shirt/gadget) to those who will conclude “the tour”. Clubs that will participate in the event are: Wake UP! Ecoteca Orange Mono Vini e Oli
  • 11. List of locations and typology of related event EX COFA (formerly a wholesale fruit and vegetable market) The location for the evening and night concerts and activities, external to the old city centre, will be the so-called ExCofa (from 8 p.m.): indoor: Post industrial Agorà-suk (ethnic cooking, eco-activities and games, stalls, visual art installations, dj sets, concerts, theatre shows, bookshops, art expressions, NGOs area, etc.) outdoor: stage for concerts
  • 12. Main concerts Thursday: acoustic performance in the University Auditorium (?) Friday: general public oriented concert (funded by the City Council) Saturday (Tranceandance): local creativity event based on the theme of rhythm (from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., involving different local organizations and bands from the ethnic Baobab group to a techno-rave collective)
  • 13. InfoPoint The InfoPoint of the festival will be at the Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo (Booster location). The programme of the festival, will be projected in real time on the wall of the building in front of the Museum.