Psyka Festival
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Background information
Genre(s) Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych, Space Rock
Date(s) Various
Location Karlsruhe, Germany
Venue(s) Various
Years active 2015 - Present
Promoter(s) Psyka, Psyka Records
Associated Events Psych in Bloom
Website Psyka Facebook

Psyka Festival is a psychedelic/space rock festival hosted in Karlsruhe, Germany. Starting as a single day event in a Cafe and evolving into an outdoor festival, Psyka Festival has hosted a wide range of events at various times of the year. Along with the festival Psyka also function as show promoters and as of 2017 started their own label known as Psyka Records.

Psyka Festival Vol. 1 (2015)[edit | edit source]

The inaugural Psyka Festival (also known as Psyka Festival Vol. 1 would be hosted on 21 August 2015 at Cafe Vanguarde in Karlsruhe, Germany. This inaugural edition would feature five bands, with the headliner being a special showcase between Radar Men from the Moon and Hermann Blaupunkt (Het Droste Effect).[1]

Cafe Vanguarde
Radar Men from the Moon
Featuring Hermann Blaupunkt
The Spacelords
Atomic Vulture
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Psyka Festival Vol. 2 (2015)[edit | edit source]

The second edition of Psyka Festival (Psyka Festival Vol. 2) was hosted on 31 October 2015 (Halloween) at Fleischmarkthalle in Karlsruhe, Germany. Unlike the previous edition this second edition would be held in an outdoor park with two stages and indoor camping, along with nine bands over the two stages.[2]

Cafe Vanguarde
The Myrrors
23 and Beyond The Infinite
Nazca Space Fox
Mercury's Flight
Zen Trip
Wild Sliders

Psyka Festival Vol. 3 (2016)[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Psyka Festival (Psyka Festival Vol. 3) would be hosted between 30 September and 2 October 2016 at Fleischmarkthalle in Karlsruhe, Germany. This is the first time the festival would be expanded beyond a single day and expanded into a full outdoor camping festival with food trucks and much more.

30 September 1 October 2 October
Buddha Sentenza Quantum Fantay Schroedinger's Cat
Electric Eye The Spacelords Sendelica
Golaris Mother Engine L.A. Sued
III Bone Man Wucan
Kosmodrom Mantra Machine Giobia
Samba Cemetery Camel Driver Kungens Man
Bonsai Green Orbit Glasgow Coma Scale
Od Deaf Proof Grombira
The Trona Experience Backdoorslam
The Marburg Stoner Collective Down With The Gypsies
The Marburg Stoner Collective

Psyka Underground Experience Spring Psychout Fest (2017)[edit | edit source]

The Psyka Underground Experience Spring Psychout Fest would be hosted at P8 in Karlsruhe, Germany between 25 and 27 May 2017, in similar format to the previous three-day Psyka Festival. Like the 2016 edition this Spring Psychout would allow camping, food trucks and more.[3]

25 May 26 May 27 May
Zone Six ad'absurdum Kozmotron
The Sonic Dawn Huminoita Las Robertas
Sendelica Triptonus Wolvespirit
Mayflower Madame Alpha Lord Sonic Atomic
Elara Uluru Kalamata
Zen Trip Stone From The Sky Red Sun
Bees Made Honey in The Vein Tree Swedenborg Raum Eternal Engine

Psyka Underground Experience Winter Psychout Fest (2017)[edit | edit source]

The Psyka Underground Experience Winter Psychout Fest would be hosted at Walhalla in Karlsruhe, Germany on 12 November 2017. This would be in similar format to the inaugural Psyka Festival, hosting just five bands over a single day.[4]

Kungens Man
The Sonic Dawn
Nazca Space Fox
Ananda Nida

Psyka Festival Vol. 4 (2018)[edit | edit source]

The fourth official edition of Psyka Festival (Psyka Festival Vol. 4) would return to a venue for the first time, taking place at Walhalla in Karlsruhe, Germany on 14 and 15 September 2018. Projektor Pearson would provide a psychedelic light show to compliment the live performances.[5]

14 September 15 September
Automatism Da Captain Trips
The Spacelords Vibravoid
Phono One Cracked Machine
Les Lekin Cosmic Fall
Fatso Aerolith
The Alligator Wine
Wolf Prayer

Psyka Underground Experience (2019)[edit | edit source]

The 2019 edition of the Psyka Underground Experience would be a single-day event, returning to P8 in Karlsruhe, Germany on 26 October 2019.[6]

Acid Rooster
Stone From The Sky
Projekt FX3
Der Neue Planet
Reaching 62 F

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