16.04.2016, Kontula Electronic Festival Helsinki, Bar Fiesta
The venue is packed, not surprisingly considering all of the acts tonight are pretty well known and it’s free entry. But tonight the audience are in for something special, an artist who has had far too few solo shows and spends much of his time on tour playing with Tarja (former Nightwish singer).
Enter Max Lilja, a little late, but certainly adding to the anticipation. Great audience interaction, and a set that builds from ambient through to pounding beats makes this set stunning, especially considering it’s just one man, a cello and a great ability to live sample. By the end of the show the audience are clapping along and dancing, something rarely witnessed by someone playing their own material in a bar in Helsinki!
photo: Daniel Beech
*The festival venues: Comeetta Nightclub, Patajätkä, Bar Fiesta & Mopo baari, D-Asema, Cafe Pub Oslo, Bar Mister X, Mikaelinkirkko, Nuorisotalo Luuppi, Kontulan uimahalli, Kontulan kirjasto