Hardcore, More Than Music
Animal, earth and human liberation will only come through education...(Chokehold)
Despite what you may think, hardcore is more than just music!
The MoreThanMusic tent is a free space for free thinking and discussion, for debate and creativity in changing our world for the better and for Non-Governmental Organizations & Action Groups to present themselves. Where music on stage fails to bring the message across, we try to fill the void and we always put together a series of non-musical activities, making people think, talk and act in a positive way. Check it out from time to time, feed your head, feel free to discuss…
You’re in for some leftist shit! Enjoy!
At the time of printing this booklet, what’s underneath is what we plan on doing with timings and days yet to be determined. (Which means there’s lots of stuff to be added)
Check the message board in front of the MTM-Stage for a daily update. (Very) subject to change.
Get ready for the coolest documentaries, inspiring live interviews and presentations, thought-provoking talks and feel free to join the discussion!
- Dominion: For those who saw it last year, the images still haunt. A documentary about how we abuse animals for our profit.
- Une vie de lutte: About the murder of the young antifascist Clement Meric in France by a right wing fan, and how antifascism lives further.
- The End of Meat: Screening and Q&A bij the director. A journey to discover what effect a post-meat world would have on the environment, the animals and ourselves. He meets Esther the Wonder Pig, who became an internet phenomenon; talks to pioneers leading the vegan revolution in Germany; visits the first fully vegetarian city in India; witnesses rescued farm animals enjoying their newly found freedom; observes the future food innovators making meat and dairy without the animals, even harvesting “bacon” from the ocean and much more.
To be confirmed:
- Okja: A heartbraking story where Okja, a fictional animal, gets torn away from a loving home to be used in the animal industry. Fiction and non-fiction meet where the Animal Liberation Front tries to prevent Okja from being meat-sampled, raped and tasered.
- And more!
- Kickbox workshop by Vanmonck Autonomous Gym
- Angry vegan: How to stay friendly in an animal-unfriendly world. The power of friendliness and how to transform negativity and anger into a positive and powerful message. How to maintain your cool, get rid of toxicity and bring the vegan message to the world!
To be confirmed:
- Workshop Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: some full contact ground fighting! Of course only in a safe setting, as this initiation must feel safe and be safe for everyone involved.
- Krav Maga Workshop: For those who witnessed it last year: some kick ass moves! (also very safe and very well coordinated)
MTM Spoken Words
- Girls Go Boom/ Out Loud: A talk about inclusion (in the punk world?)
- Autonomous Gyms: Some nice Brazilian people will come give a talk about how to start and implement a Gym where everybody’s equal, money doesn’t matter, and where machism doesn’t exist. A gym where everybody’s welcome!
- Animal Rights: Last year they came with hot topics like hunt sabbing and undercoverwork. This year they bring more info about animal testing and why we consider testing inhumane on humans and not on animals. Why is it depicted as a necessary evil when it’s not necessary at all? Their second reading will be an intro about their work as an organisation.
- Vzw Humain: This organization will tell you more about refugees and the life we make them live. About the lives they lead in refugee camps, how government doesn’t react and how they, as citizens, take matter into own hands.
- Urban farming: How to farm in the city, use unused land and space while taking diversity in account, while raising awareness about health and wellness and how to create an economically sustainable system for EVERYONE, not only the rich humans.
- Extinction Rebellion: About their direct actions for system change, not climate change.
To be confirmed:
- Mei Plasticvrij: About the impact and use of plastic and the effect of microplastics.
- Rainbowhouse Brussels: How (right wing) politics and companies use pinkwashing as strategy.
- Code Rood: Disobedience against gas extraction? Stopping lignite/brown coal? They will share their knowledge.
- Rebus: about connection and visibility for LGTB+.
- Vrede vzw: about the international peace movement.
- And more!
Some of the bands performing on stage might invite you to come and talk about topics that relate to their songs, so really do sharpen your ears kids!
MTM Bookfair / NGO-stands
This is the place to be for critical, counter-current books and publications, vegan and sweatshop free clothing & accessories, cool stickers, posters, and what not… This stuff is hard to find in mainstream bookstores and shops. Copyleft not Copyright!
You can find these stands representing their organization during the whole weekend at the MTM- tent. Here’s a short introduction.
- Monsieur Gustave: These kind people have only one ambitious goal: a future with only empty shelters. How they want to do it? Through prevention! By investing in potential problematic behaviour with animals, the financial situations with owners and anticipating in sudden changes in the human life (like moving, …). Monsieur Gustave wants to tackle these subjects with love and perseverance to make shelters empty, and animal lives better!
- Sea Shepherd: Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. Their mission is to end the destruction of the habitat and the slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.
- Animal rights: By revealing undercover images, solid investigations, decent research, strong arguments, life saving actions and powerful petitions, Animal Rights is a true voice for the weakest in our society. Active in the Netherlands and Belgium, they commit fully to the rights of animals. Every animal is an individual with a right to live, to well-being, regardless of their use or ‘necessity’ for the human. They believe in a society where humans and animals live in harmony.
- Rebus: This local rainbowhouse is an accessible point of information and point of contact about sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Anonymous for the Voiceless: Anonymous for the Voiceless is an animal rights organisation that specializes in street activism. They employ direct action with highly effective public outreach using local standard-practice footage of what ‘food’ animals experience every second of every day, virtual reality technology, succinctly informative resources and a value-based sales approach. They fully equip the public with everything they need in switching to a vegan lifestyle.
- Out Loud: There’s no place for homophobia in punk, on stages or in front of them.
The battle started by the queercore movement in the eighties is not over until we all have the liberty to live free and proud. Outloud is a collective for queers who don’t fit in to the mainstream world, for the freaks and outcasts, for the glitterpunks and rainbowrockers. They like it rough, dirty and loud!
- Girls Go Boom!: Since the origin of popular music in the fifties, the music industry has very much been a boys’ club. It were the men shaking their hips provocatively on stage through the early years of rock ‘n roll. It were the men running the labels when rock became hard and punk became wild. It were the men writing the album reviews when new wave made everyone want to look as depressed as Morrissey. It were the men moshing away when it was socially acceptable to punch your best friend a black eye on music. Throughout the history of rock music, you boys set the tone. You’re probably tired, aren’t you? Let the girls take over :).
- Forrest & Friends: Forrest & Friends is an animal sanctuary, this means animals who suffered abuse get the safety and rest they deserve here, for the rest of their lives. Their animals are ex-industry animals, animals that were exploited, confiscated animals and animals that are given away by previous owners. Their main focus is on pasture animals.
- VZW Humain: This citizens organisation fights for basic human rights and equal rights. They are active in the field where refugees (have to) live, they give lectures at schools, they try to bring a little bit of humanity back regardless of our voting outcome. Want to give a hand? They will tell you what they do and what you can do!
- Hardcore Help Foundation: For years they’ve been a dedicated asset at MTM, and this year no less. HHF supports healthcare, education, disability, and disaster relief projects in several countries. You can donate funds and goods to cover up the logistics and to keep their projects running locally and abroad. Support them, and support every organisation they’re involved with!
- Leuven Anarchist Group: With roots in the local popular squatting scene of the early 2000’s, LAG has risen to prove anarchy is order. Working together with small local initiatives in sunny city parks, planning radical demo’s in dark basements or dancing silly salmon-moves on any type of music, these people work their asses off to end discrimination, to help fund organisations, to share information or just to provide a nice hot vegan meal on a wintery evening.
- Oxfam Fairtrade Bar/vegan snack shop
Sure hope we don’t need to introduce Oxfam Fairtrade to you as a wholesaler in fair trade food products? Heck! We just did…
Apart from a medium-sized Oxfam Bar where you’ll find all the Oxfam-cans (bio cola, bio ice-T, bio lemonade) , a wide range of (vegan) Oxfam products will also be available at a fair price and also some other (vegan) snacks, you lucky bastards!
More info: http://www.oxfamfairtrade.be
Ieperfest Zine Library
A decent collection of Zines from around the world. There will be a really cozy reading room near the MTM-stage (thanks to Kringwinkel West). Feel free to read’em here, but put’em back, thanks! We kindly ask everyone who makes musical or pure political zines to bring 2 copies to the MTM-tent.
Your zine will be available for everyone to read for the duration of the festival and then taken up into the Ieperfest Zine Library for future editions. A great chance for you to spread the DIY ethics and ideas of our movement and to present your work. If you would like to keep feeding the Ieperfest Zine Library with your zine, please contact us at ‘morethanmusicATieperfest.com’ or send them to Ieperfest Zine Library, Postbus 42- 8900 Ieper/Belgium
Our schedule will be online at www.facebook.com/ieperfestmorethanmusic
Help Solve World Hunger!
If you can’t finish your meal, bring it to the MTM-tent, you’ll most likely find someone who will finish it for you. Throwing food away is just not done and yes, we’re always hungry!