Sunday 20.30 Pond Stage
GOCOO are seven female and four male drummers from Tokyo who create a cosmic live music-spectacle beyond imagination when beating the hell out of a battery of about 40 traditional Japanese Taiko drums. GOCOO's mighty beats, juicy grooves and unique poly-rhythms are of such primal nature that they reflect all known music styles and consequently unite people of all ages, ethnic and social roots and of any taste in music. The band takes all audiences on a mesmerizing trip between trance and ecstasy -- drumming down all borders between east and west, tradition and pop, rite and party. GOCOO successfully overcame any stereotyped concepts not only of traditional Japanese percussion music and reached their own, independent cult status.