Faeries, sprites, time travelers and their kindred spirits are buzzing, planning, scheming and dreaming about the festivities that lie ahead. FaerieCon West 2013 is soon upon us — and what a celebration it will be.
The annual event (February 22-24, 2013) draws visitors from around the globe to the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Seattle. This year, the headline acts at two of the festival’s biggest parties will be coming from places near and far as well.
On Friday night, the Good Faeries gather for a night of love and dance…
Celebrated Fairyworld festival headliners Delhi 2 Dublin (pictured above… oddly enough, they’re from Vancouver) bring their highly charged, multi-cultural dance celebration to the main stage. Their sound is a fusion of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub, Reggae, Electronica and global rhythms. Their mission, fulfilled through the power of dance, is to help you release your inhibitions, and in turn, unleash your unique spirit.
A recent review gives us a taste of what to expect:
“Where else can you see a purple haired fiddle player rocking out with a kilt-wearing Korean flanked by two bouncing bhangra percussionists and a vocalist who looks like he would be at home in a Bollywood music video?” – Oh Snap
Delhi 2 Dublin features Sanjay Seran (vocals), Tarun Nayar (tabla and electronics), Sara Fitzpatrick (violin), Andrew Kim (sitar) and Ravi Binning (dhol).
On Saturday night, the mischievous Bad Faeries take over the ballroom….
Munich, Germany’s FAUN will headline the dark ball. Faun gathers medieval and ancient instruments to create a festive, folky, rhythmic and modern music experience. Perhaps at one time, they were a bar band in Middle Earth. Faun’s audio arsenal contains Celtic harp, hurdy-gurdy, key fiddle, various lutes, bagpipes, archaic beats, large Japanese taiko drums, flutes, hammered dulcimer, and just about anything else the songs or their imaginations demand. Since their formation in 2002, Faun has played more than 700 locations including Fairy and Fantasy festivals around the world.
For tickets and a complete event schedule, visit FaerieCon West online.