17 / AUGUST / 2019



Electronic, post-rock and dark-wave, often experimental but accessible.

JOYCUT is the new entry on the Main Stage. The Bologna-based band designs atmospheric layers of sound with a dark edge, a massive beat, a twitching melancholy and inventiveness that makes them hypnotic in their power and imagination.

JOYCUT makes music for the future, weaving its sound from a mass of electronics and two drum kits. Orchestral breathings, cinematic saturations, tribal drumming and industrial percussion. The band’s latest album, PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround took the band to new heights, evidenced by the album’s continued success, with a never-ending tour of over 300 dates across North America, Asia and Europe. JOYCUT played a sold-out Venice Biennale show debuting their new six-acts ‘Opera’ K O M O R E B I, a soundtrack tribute to Japan: a combination of their dramatic music with visual art chapters that created a world to get lost in. Komorebi is the ‘distinctive effect of sunlight as it filters through the thin gossamer leaves of trees’. Nature is at the heart of their philosophy, and this makes the perfect mix with a nature-infused festival like AWAKE.