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Scenes from Incubate 2015, the Netherlands's Most Wildly Diverse Music Festival

Revel in the madness and magic of Incubate with this photo gallery of highlights from the eclectic Dutch festival.

by Kim Kelly
Sep 23 2015, 4:39pm


Cairo Liberation Front @ Dudok / Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet

Tilburg is a fairly big city by Dutch standards, but to outsiders, it feels small, cozy, even. It's supremely walkable, easy to navigate, and charmingly European, and best of all, its residents are completely unfazed by the streams of weirdos and riff-hounds that pack its streets several times a year. Incubate, the long-running "annual celebration of cutting-edge culture" that takes over the city for an entire week each year, brings out some of the wildest, most unexpected, and most fanciful artists in the world. Noisey was on hand at this year's edition to document some of the magic (and spent most of the weekend communing with its darkest offerings at the Natuurtheater).

Check out a rogue's gallery of these amazing artists and talented weirdos below, shot by Incubate photographers William van der Voort, Jostijn Ligtvoet, Jan Rijk, Niels Vinck, Paul Verhagen, Tomas Mutsaers, Minco den Heyer, and Thomas Quack.

Photo by William van der Voort

MERZBOW

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


PRIMITIVE MAN

Photo by Niels Vinck


MERZBOW + FULL OF HELL

Photo by Niels Vinck


ADAM GREEN

Photo by Tomas Mutsaers


ALCEST

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


CAIRO LIBERATION FRONT

Photo by Jan Rijk


DEAD NEANDERTHALS

Photo by Jan Rijk


ZAZAZOZO

Photo by Jan Rijk

INCUBATE RADIO + WALTER ROADBURN

Photo by William van der Voort


EAST INDIA YOUTH

Photo by Jan Rijk


TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN LA

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


GGU:LL + FARIDA LEMOUCHI (THE DEVIL'S BLOOD)

Photo by Paul Verhagen

GIRL BAND

Photo by Jan Rijk


ACID ARAB

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


THE WIRE INCUBATE ALL-STARS

Photo by Thomas Quack

JEFFREY LEWIS

Photo by William van der Voort

THE SHIVAS

Photo by Minco den Heyer

FCKN BSTRDS

Photo by Niels Vinck


KISS THE ANUS OF A BLACK CAT

Photo by Jan Rijk


THE SOFT MOON

Photo by William van der Voort


LAVINIA MEIJER

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


DIY SYNTH CONVENTION

Photo by William van der Voort

LIQUID LOFT

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


THE MELVINS

Photo by Jan Rijk


INCUBATE 2015

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet

TEARIST

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


DENGUE FEVER

Photo by Jostijn Ligtvoet


SOLIDS

Photo by Jan Rijk


SHINING

Photo by Jurgen van Hest


INCUBATE 2015

Photo by William van der Voort

Kim Kelly is heading back to Tilburg in a few months, but for now, is reliving the magic on Twitter.