Bill Laswell presents Method of Defiance with Iggy Pop

Friday 14 August 2020 / 19.30 – 20.45 h. / Main Stage
Dr. Israel (voice/electronic), Bill Laswell (bass), Graham Haynes (cornet), Peter Apfelbaum (sax, flute), DJ. Logic (turntable), Josh Werner (keys, bass), Guy Licata (drums), Iggy Pop (vocal)

Doors open at 1 p.m.
This is a standing concert day.
Tickets cost 79 euro (standard). Youth tickets (until 26) are availble for 59 euro and children tickets for 8 euro. Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.

Friday 14 August 2020
Main Stage
21.20-23.00 h – Iggy Pop
19.30-20.45 h – Bill Laswell presents Method of Defiance with Iggy Pop
17.30-18.45 h – TBC
15.30-16.45 h – TBC


Garden Stage
23.00-0.00 h – TBC
20.50-21.25 h – TBC
18.50-19.25 h – TBC
16.50-17.25 h – TBC
14.30-15.30 h – Jazz Talks

As icing on the cake, Iggy Pop will also perform earlier that day at Jazz Middelheim with the American bass player Bill Laswell who in 1988 produced the album Instinct by the Godfather of Punk. Because even if he hasn’t made any music himself for the past four decades – both solo and with Brian Eno, John Zorn and Ryuichi Sakamoto – Laswell sat at the mixing desk for records by, among others, Laurie Anderson, Herbie Hancock, Afrika Bambaataa and Iggy Pop.

As a musician, Bill Laswell also spent years happily mingling in the most diverse genres: from jazz to hip hop to funk and even dub, reggae and drum & bass. He did the latter a few times with his band Method of Defiance and in the past he enlisted the help of various leading drum & bass acts as well as jazz icons such as Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

And next summer at Jazz Middelheim also from Iggy Pop, because the punk legend will be on stage as a special guest with Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance!