Third edition of current art, music and visual culture festival. In three days and two venues in Prague, you'll be able to see dancefloor heroes Modeselektor & their visual compatriots Pfadfinderei, post-techno wunderkind Deadbeat, eclectic electro rock show by Joakim & His Ectoplasmic Band, minimalist Frank Bretschneider, fully fledged stage performance by Burbuja, breakcore enthusiast Jason Forrest, 8-bit pioneer Nullsleep, fresh multimedia project Ghostmother and 20+ other artists. Don't miss it.


No festival in 2013


There will be no Sperm Festival in 2013 as you know if from the past years. Don't be sad though - we'll throw few smaller events this year - stay tuned!

We're starting!


Preparation for the opening night is in it's peak. We're decorating the place, installing projectors, lights, cables, sound systems and other stuff. We're looking forward to see you from 18.00 on Candas Sisman and Denis Radev workshop and right after then to Erotikon screening with live music by Forma from 19.30 which opens the festival!

Off-programme at Sperm festival


Sperm Festival is not just about music and actual trends. It also cares about education of its audience. As a part of the off-programme we serve a couple of interesting lectures and workshops. On friday from 18.00 will turkish visualists Candas Sisman a Denis Radev present their work but the main course will come on sunday. From 16.00 you can learn about music-educative activity Red Bull Music Academy and uncover the mysteries of Ableton software through the speak of their creators and musician Teapot. Then there will be a lecture about Easterndaze initiative which maps eastern-europe music scene. The whole evening will end with panel discussion on Crossing the Shadow or Czech music scene abroad.

Candas Sisman + Denis Radev


This year, we have the honor to welcome Turkish visualists Candas Sisman and Denis Radev, who'll bring on a full blast maelstrom of visuals and music in their site-specific project. All a/v freaks beware!

Architecture in Helsinki releasing new album and playing in Prague


Next week, the Australian indie-pop troupe Architecture in Helsinki are releasing a new album "Moment Bends", four long years after their previous. During the subsequent tour, they will also play Prague for the first time - on Friday April 22 at MeetFactory.

Sperm Festival 2011: Crossing the Shadow


The fifth edition of Sperm Festival will take place between Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 2011 at MeetFactory, Prague. Subtitled "Crossing the Shadow", first announced artists include Australia's electro-pop Architecture in Helsinki, acclaimed British producer and DJ James Holden, dubstep star Martyn, Swiss Kate Wax with band or three-piece Brandt Brauer Frick from Germany. More names will be added.

Tickets are already on sale at Ticketportal, Ticketstream and Ticketpro networks. Two day pass (Friday + Saturday) for 490 CZK + fees, after March 17 for 550 CZK + fees, one day tickets (Friday or Saturday) for 290 CZK + fees. Free entry on Sunday.


Reports and photos


A little delayed but better now than never ...

More photos and vides from the festival at our Facebook page. Thanks to everyone for coming!

Lectures by Cristian Vogel and Michal Cáb


On Sunday afternoon starting at 5pm, Cristian Vogel (who gave an amazing a/v-set on Friday night) will talk about his music and use of software and Michal Cáb will discuss the boundaries of Pure Data. Free entry!

Festival Passes back on sale ...


Due to popular demand, festival passes are back on sale until tomorrow. Get them at Ticketpro, Ticketportal or Ticketstream.

Master Class with Dan Deacon on Saturday!


On Saturday starting at 2pm, Dan will give a "Master Class" about his music, Wham City, nerds etc. If you want to come and ask Dan some questions, it's free but please RSVP to The address is American Centre, Tržiště 13, Prague 1. See you there!

The fun starts tomorrow, no program changes!


So we're opening the festival tomorrow at 8pm with the All Tomorrow's Parties film screening. The rest of the line-up remains untouched, despite the still horrible travel situation in Europe. All artists will arrive as planned. See you in MeetFactory!

Festival Pass presale ends Thursday, line-up still according tu plan despite Iceland volcano threats


Festival Pass pre-sale continues until this Thursday, Apr 22. If you're planning to come for more than one evening, we strongly advice to get the pass. We'll be only selling daily tickets on door. More information in the Tickets section

About volcano ash threat to our line-up: Most artists and headliners will arrive using ground transport (train, tourbus, etc.). Some of the artists will fly-in, but everything is going according to the plan so far. If there will be any change and some artists wouldn't make it, we'll let you know in advance.

Festival starts on Friday!


Do you have your tickets? And two pairs of red dancing shoes?

Jacob Korn will play Sperm


One of the last few names to the line-up: young "shooting star" of German tech-house scene Jacob Korn. If you haven't heard about him yet, this is your last call - releasing one great track after another, playing festivals like Sónar or Red Bull Music Academy, his future is all bright. Jacob will play on Saturday, April 24 after Pantha du Prince.



Or maybe two ... they were created during the preparation of this year's festival graphic design, which is done by a Jindřich Chalupecký Award laureate Tomáš Vaňek and our graphic design team Petr & Robert. Both versions, dark and light, will be screened at Bio Oko cinema.

Another name in the line-up: Cristian Vogel


After we've been all taken away by the stunning performance by Jamie Lidell at the first Sperm Festival in 2006, we're paying our due and inviting the other half of ingenious post-techno duoe Super_Collider (R.I.P). Cristian will perform on Friday April 23 in an a/v set with VJ Kolouch.

Robot Koch feat. Grace join the festival line-up


Our festival will see the great performance by Robot Koch. The creative force behinde music of Jahcoozi and one of the finest beatmakers in Germany will present his solo live act with his vocalist Grace. Robot Koch will play on Saturday, April 24 at the dub-laden stage alongside Boxcutter and trio ANS, Side900 and Subject Lost representing sharp dubstep label Owntempo.

Boxcutter added to the line-up!


A prime dubstep visionaire, Northern Ireland's own Boxcutter has made his mark with his excelent debut Oneiric, released on the legendary Planet Mu underground dance label in 2006. Since then, he released 3 more albums, latest being Arecibo Message from 2009. He'll perform at Sperm Festival in an exclusive live set.

Web opened


Dnešním dnem spouštíme webové stránky festivalu. Najdete zde první představení koncepce programu letošního ročníku, potvrzená jména a highlighty lineupu, informace o předplatném a další podrobnosti. Jakékoliv další důležité informace a aktualizace programu budeme průběžne zveřejňovat.

Canadians Junior Boys will hit Prague's Roxy on Aug 4


Genre-defining electro-poppers Junior Boys from Canada will perform in Prague for the first time. After 10 years, 3 albums, rave reviews and constant touring, they've succeeded to bring up their synth pop to adulthood. This is true for their latest record Begone Dull Care, but especially for their mastered live shows. At Roxy, local heroes Sporto will join them with their hot new title More, the line-up will wrap up with MIDI LIDI performing an exclusive dj-set.

No Sperm Festival in 2009


We're sad to announce there will be no Sperm Festival in 2009 as you knew it in the past years. However, we're still busy preparing other events for 2009, so please watch this space. We'll be back with a regular concentrated event in 2009.

Recommended music and audiovisual events in Czech republic:
Série Bohemian Like You, Praha
Série Bulva Fabula, Praha
festival New New, Brno
festival Stimul, Praha

Animal Collective + Alog at Archa Theatre


One of the most influential indie bands of the decade, Animal Collective, will perform in Czech Republic for the first time. The quartett known for their experiments in pop and/or new folk will play on October 14, 2008 at Archa Theatre, Prague. Norwegian electronic duo Alog will open the night. This show is brought to you by Sperm and Stimul festivals.

Reports, part one


Since most of the reports are in Czech only, you can at least take a look at some pictures :) (thursday), (friday) a (saturday).



The festival is over, big thanks to those who help us and all the visitors. in the coming days, we'll post reports and photos, send us yours!

Abaton Today


This year's final festival evening will take place today at Prostor Abaton. The door will open at 7:30pm, first show by shoegaze dreamers Subnbus and Semiconductros screening will start at 8pm, so don't be late! The presale period is now over, on-door price is 320 CZK. See you there!

Sperm Live at Radio Wave


If you're unable to come to La Fabrika theatre this afternoon for our workshops, screenings and lectures, you can tune into Radio Wave who will be doing a live broadcasting from the festival site from 1pm to 5pm.

The festival is on!

Third Sperm Festival just started, see you there!

Time schedule!


Time schedule of festival days is now available under Programme, graphic schedule for Saturday at Abaton suitable for download and printing is here (PDF). See you at the festival!

Sperm in media, contd.


There's an interview with Joakim by Lucia Udvardyová in the new issue of free-magazine Think Again EX online offers 3 shots: Mikuláštík, Veselý Franz. Other appearances of Sperm Festival in March issues of: Report, Rock&Pop, Time-In. Thanks, guys!

Introducing: Deadbeat


Canadian prodigy Deadbeat, known for his dub-techno rhythms, has released his fifth album Journeyman's Annual on the ~scape label last year, plus added a 12" dance vinyl Eastward on to Mecca this January. Besides his performance at the festival (Saturday, March 8 at Abaton), Deadbeat will also participate on the Red Bull Music Academy Infosession on Friday at La Fabrika theatre. A truly exhausting interview with Scott is available here: To know what to expect from his live performance, take a look at this youtube video:

Sperm in Media


In today's A2 weekly you can read (in case you understand Czech) about Frank Bretschenider and his latest album Rhythm. Tomorrow from 7pm on Czech Radio 3 - Vltava you'll hear Modeselektor and Deadbeat profiles presented by Tomáš Dvořák. Finally, on Friday from 7pm you'll have a chance to hear the whole Modeselektor album Hello Mom (2005) in Radio 1's programme CD Nonstop.

Bulva Fabula, Feb 28 @ Roxy


Bulva Fabula [ sperm cinema edition ] night this Thursday 28/02 from 8pm at Roxy will open the connection to Sperm Festival 2008: con/fuse. Live audiovisual performances by Dva, Cassete & Vj A.Schwarz (Fiume TV), Ventolin & Vj IgraQ and Greatest Hits Collective Djs & VJ IgraQ + Vj SimaQ. Free entry!

Sperm @ Radio _FM


Check out the radio show Nočný život on the Slovak Radio _FM on Wednesday 27 February with a preview of Sperm Festival. You can also win festival tickets during the week, make sure to tune in.

Introducing: Joakim & His Ectoplasmic Band


Frenchmen Joakim will perform on Saturday March 8 in Abaton with his fellow Ectoplasmics - eg. with the same band as on the prestigious Club Transmedial in Berlin or norwegian Insomnia festival - and will turn his originally electronic tracks off his latest Monsters & Silly Songs (!K7, 2007) album into full-swinging rock pieces. You can wath a video of Joakim & band from MAM (Museum d'Art moderne) in Paris here:

BLIP: what the f**k is going on


Because some of you probably don't have a clue: the BLIP section at our festival is dedicated to several madmen that are using old gameboys and nintendos to make one hell of a party. Trailer for a upcoming movie dedicated to the scene: , or a performance by Nullsleep from the last Blip Festival in New Yorku:

Website running!

Finally, our fully accessible website with artists profiles, venue & ticket info, etc. is online.