Keep it Low
Keep it Low 2019.jpg
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal
Date(s) October
Location Munich, Germany
Venue(s) Feierwerk
Years active 2013 - Present
Promoter(s) Sounds of Liberation, Feierwerk
Website Keep it Low Official Page

Keep It Low is an indoor festival in Munich, showcasing heavy rock, doom metal, stoner, psychedelic and rock and roll. Keep It Low is typically hosted at Feierwerk, roughly two subway stations away from the centre of Munich. Along with multiple stages the festival also features an outside beer garden and skatepark.

While the inaugural edition only spanned a single day the festival has since grown into an event spanning three days and selling out most of their editions. The festival is also sponsored by Sounds of Liberation.

2013[edit | edit source]

The inaugural Keep It Low Festival would be hosted on a single day with roughly fifteen bands over three stages. This inaugural edition would be hosted on 19 October 2013 at Feierwerk in Munich. Along with the band festivities the festival would host an outdoor skate park, beer garden, a Malleus Rock Art Lab exhibition and celebrate the tenth anniversary of Elektrohasch Schallplatten.[1]

Been Obscene were intended to play the inaugural edition but would disband right before the festival, with Wight and Joules announced as replacements. Not long after the festival would be announced as to have sold out.[2]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle Orange House
Colour Haze Ufomammut Grandloom
Truckfighters My Sleeping Karma Joules
Rotor The Machine Wight
Cherry Choke Mother Engine Trecker
Hellroom Projectors Orcus Chylde Parasol Caravan

2014[edit | edit source]

Sometime after the inaugural edition Keep It Low would announce a follow-up, this time expanding to two days and more bands.[3] As the months progressed the festival would announce more and more bands, selling out once again before October. The second edition (Keep It Low # 2) would be hosted on 17 and 18 October 2014. The 17 October date would serve as a warm-up showcase featuring Blues Pills and The Vintage Caravan among other bands. Samsara Blues Experiment were intended to play the main festival but would drop off due to illness, with The Picturebooks serving as their replacement.[4] All Them Witches were intended to play the 2014 edition but were forced to cancel due to being unable to make it to Europe.[5]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle Orange House
Kadavar Monkey3 Stoned Jesus
Mars Red Sky The Shrine 1000mods
Glowsun Brain Police Iguana
The Picturebooks Dirty Fences
David Celia Valley of the Sun

2015[edit | edit source]

On 16 April 2015 the third edition of Keep It Low (Keep It Low #3) would be announced for 16 and 17 October.[6] On 1 May the first bands would be announced with more added as the months progressed.[7]

Like the prior year a pre-fest would be set for 16 October with the main festival taking place on 17 October. The pre-fest would feature A Great River in The Sky, Carpet and Colour Haze.[8]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle Orange House
My Sleeping Karma Valient Thorr Child
Causa Sui Fatso Jetson Sgt. Sunshine
Planet of Zeus Belzebong Black Bone
Steak 3rd Ear Experience Operators
Bushfire Fever Dog Stone Henge

2016[edit | edit source]

On 21 November 2015 the fourth edition of Keep It Low (Keep It Low # 4) would be announced for 21 and 22 October 2016.[9] The first bands would be announced on 31 March 2016 in Colour Haze, Monkey3 and Toner Low.[10] This time the festival would expand further, with the first day now hosting two stages with a total of twenty-two bands over the two nights.[11] Grusom would be initially announced but forced to cancel, with Black Voodoo Train as the replacement.

21 October 2016[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle
Colour Haze Electric Citizen
Karma To Burn Salem's Pot
Mother's Cake Swan Valley Heights

22 October 2016[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle Orange House
Elder Dopethrone Black Rainbows
1000mods Monkey3 Duel
Greenleaf The Atomic Bitchwax Deadsmoke
Toner Low Fatso Jetson Bright Curse
Samavayo Morning Cities Black Voodoo Train

2017[edit | edit source]

On 16 January 2017 the fifth edition of Keep It Low (Keep It Low #5) would be announced and set for 20 -22 October 2017.[12] On 10 February the first bands would be announced in Kaleidobolt, Elephant Tree and Mount Hush[13] By July most of the lineup would be announced, along with the festival spanning over three days for the first time.[14]

Friday 20 October 2017[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle
Colour Haze Belzebong
Radio Moscow Mammoth Mammoth
Kaleidobolt Mount Hush
A Great River in The Sky

Saturday 21 October 2017[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle Orange House
Brant Bjork Monolord Black Lung
Stoned Jesus Conan House of Broken Promises
Mars Red Sky Naxatras Gozu
Elephant Tree Beastmaker Godsground
Earth Ship

Sunday 22 October 2017[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle
Saint Vitus Ufomammut
Church of Misery Mos Generator
Mother Engine The Necromancers

2018[edit | edit source]

After teasing the 2018 edition on 22 December 2017[15] the sixth edition (Keep It Low #6) would be announced for 19 and 20 October 2018, with Acid King, Sasquatch and The Great Machine as the first announced bands.[16] A pre-party would be also set for 18 October featuring Timestone, Humulus and Naxatras.[17] By 11 October the festival would be totally sold out.[18]

Friday 19 October[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle
Colour Haze Acid King
The Devil & The Almighty Blues Child
Farflung Ananda Mida

Saturday 20 October[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle Orange House
Elder Crowbar The Well
The Picturebooks Wo Fat Ancestors
Lowrider Sasquatch High Fighter
The Great Machine Somali Yacht Club Dune Pilot

2019[edit | edit source]

On 8 November 2018 Keep It Low's seventh edition (Keep It Low #7) would be announced for 11 and 12 October 2019.[19] The Machine, Dopelord, Lo-Pan and Desert Storm would be among the first bands announced. The Obsessed would be initially announced but forced to cancel when they were unable to get into Europe.

Friday 11 October 2019[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle
Mantar The Machine
Dopelord Samavayo
Wucan White Noise Generator
Braindead Wavelength

Saturday 12 October 2019[edit | edit source]

Hansa 39 Kranhalle Orange House
Colour Haze Bongripper Ecstatic Vision
Truckfighters Lo-Pan Ruff Majik
Nebula Elephant Tree Swan Valley Heights
Black Pyramid Steak Instrument
Desert Storm

2020[edit | edit source]

The 2020 edition of Keep It Low would be announced sometime after the successful 2019 edition, originally set for 9 & 10 October. Initial bands announced would include The Vintage Caravan, Domkraft, The Heavy Eyes, Samsara Blues Experiment, Yawning Man and Willow Child to name a few.[20] However in July the festival would announce a postponement to 2021 due to The CO-VID19 Pandemic.

2021[edit | edit source]

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