CUT_, The Mysterons, Naaz and Rachel Louise coming to c/o pop Festival

The Dutch Impact showcase will once again return to c/o pop Festival in Cologne to highlight the best new and emerging acts from The Lowlands. Taking place at Hans-Böckler-Platz (open air stage) and at Zum Scheuen Reh on Friday 18th August the Dutch Impact showcase will present performances from CUT_ and The Mysterons and a secret act with other performances from Naaz and Rachel Louise during the events evening program.

Dutch Impact showcase running order:
17:00 – The Mysterons
17:45 – CUT_
18:30 – Secret Act

Hans-Böckler-Platz (Open air stage), 50672 Cologne
Zum Scheuen Reh (indoor stage), Hans-Böckler-Platz 2, 50672 Cologne

Free drinks and Dutch snacks for delegates and media.
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More information on all the acts performing at c/o pop here:

Listen to the artists performing at c/o pop here:

You can also catch these amazing acts at other shows during c/o pop:

Wednesday 16th August
23:00 – 23:40 hrs – Stadtgarten Saal – Naaz

Thursday 17th August
19:45 – 20:15 hrs – Gewölbe – CUT_
19.30 – 20.00 hrs – Christuskirche – Rachel Louise

Saturday 19th August
20:00 – 20:40 hrs – Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz – The Mysterons

About the acts

Electronic duo CUT_ took off rapidly after their rendition of Stromae’s ‘Papaoutai’ went viral. CUT_ has since then played numerous shows, including performances at Lowlands, PITCH, ADE, Eurosonic and various appearances on Dutch national television. CUT_ released their first single on [PIAS] “Tune In Tune Out” (mixed and co-produced by Leo Abrahams), which was released late last year. Focusing on encompassing the full spectrum of artistry, CUT_ have made video and visuals an important part of their image, as well as trying to excel in their live shows. “We find that live shows are a way to really distinguish yourself as an artist nowadays, especially when, like in our case, the music is focused on electronic production. We make a point of doing everything live.” (Sebastiaan Dutilh: production & songwriting).


The Mysterons
The Mysterons are a very skillful 5 piece band named after the 60s series ‘Captain Scarlett And The Mysterons’. As is suggested by the name, the young band has a weak spot for that period; their hard-to-pigeonhole music incorporates psychedelica, Indian flavours, repetitive Philip Glass like mimimalism, Turkish influences and a careful listener may suggest they’ve given Portishead a few spins too. After recent high profile performances at festivals such as Lowlands, Into The Great Wide Open, Motel Mozaique, Paradiso and French showcase festival Transmusicales the band released their their debut full length album ‘Meandering’ inFebruary via Excelsior Recordings. The Mysterons take you on an adventurous, edgy, beautiful and psychedelic trip. Enjoy the ride!


Inspired by the likes of Bruno Mars and Demi Lovato, Naaz is a singer/songwriter from the Netherlands who seeks to inspire people with her music. She began writing songs when she was six, but it took a while to convince her Kurdish family to allow her to make her music public. After posting cover versions of pop songs to her YouTube channel, she released her debut single, “Nobody Said,” which she co-wrote with her brother Yaad, in 2013. In 2015, she appeared on Yellow Claw & Flux Pavilion’s “Catch Me,” and released another pair of singles, “Sadboy” and “Escape,” in 2016. The following year, the track “Words” arrived in advance of the debut EP Bits of Naaz.


Rachel Louise
Rachel Louise is a singer/songwriter based in the Netherlands. She moved to LA when she was 17 to attend the Musicians Institute for vocals. After three Californian years she returned to her roots in the Netherlands to record an EP and show the Dutch what she had learned. After playing tons of shows, winning the “Utrecht Popprijs” and being “Serious Talent” (at the National Radio Station 3FM) she released her first full length album in October 2012. She writes together with her brother Colin Lee who is also the drummer in the band. Currently she is writing for her second album and also focussing on writing for and with others. You can also catch her playing percussion, keys and singing backing vocals with artist “Dotan”.


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Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
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