The first event on Friday, June 16th at 6:30pm will host Geoff Travis, the founder of Rough Trade, an independent English record label born in 1978 that specializes in post punk and alternative rock. Among its artists Scritti Politti, The Smiths, Young Marble Giants, The Strokes, The Libertines, Babyshambles and Belle and Sebastian. Geoff Travis will debate with Dave Haslam, writer, journalist and DJ of Haçienda, the famous Manchester nightclub whose name is associated to the birth of acid house and rave music.
The evening will also see the Italian premiere of Bunch of Kunst, a documentary produced and directed by Christine Franz about the last two years of the English band Sleaford Mods. To follow a DJ set by Dave Haslam who, with his music, has accompanied bands such as The Stone Roses, New Order, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz and The Charlatans and played in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Berlin, Paris, Reykjavik, Ibiza, Lima and Geneva.
The hottest event of Summer in Fabrica is scheduled for Friday, July 14 at 9:30pm with the concert by John Cale, known primarily as a rock musician and, especially, for his militancy in the legendary band The Velvet Underground which he founded with Lou Reed in the 1960s. Avant-garde musician, remarkable record label producer, soundtrack composer and acclaimed for his collaborations with artists such as The Stooges, Nico, Patti Smith, Nick Drake and Jonathan Richman, John Cale will alternate recent tracks with the Velvet Underground’s classics. 2017 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of the group's first album and, most recently, Cale accepted the prestigious Grammy Award on behalf of the band.