Every day, all summer long, even in August, even if it rains
Back in the industrial setting of the Ex-Ansaldo complex from 29 May, it’s the BASE SUMMER FACTORY: BASE’s summer programme celebrating the final summer of this weird decade with three months of non-stop concerts, jazz, independent label showcases, parties, tastings, courses, stand-up comedy, and slam poetry.
As a backdrop, the double setting of the BASE SUMMER FACTORY: the outside cortile, complete with sun loungers and tables, a reclaimed industrial loading yard, converted into an open air space, summer dancefloor and neighbourhood square. Inside: study hall, bar bistro and dancefloor at night.
Wednesday 29 May, from dusk ’til 3am
6.30pm – Drinks in the cortile. Music selection courtesy of @LaRochelle
9.30pm – Live set in the cortile: CAMPOS
11.30pm – DJ Set by La Rochelle, from 1971 to 1989
From 9am: study hall and bar bistro inside, summer bar outside.
From 6.30pm: drinks in the Cortile.
MORE THAN WORDS
Every Monday from 9.30pm to 1am
Every Monday on the BASE SUMMER FACTORY stage words just flow, flow, flow. Post-punk poets, neo-scapigliati, post-futurists, rappers, and millennial preachers take the floor in slam poetry contests, stand-up comedy sets, heroic odes, and intimate readings. In prose or in verse, the very best that can emerge from the most unbridled part of the human body: our lips.
A GLASS OF WINE
Every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 1am
Every Tuesday the BASE courtyard invites you on a journey into our wine heritage. Each week three different producers offer three glasses for tasting: White, Red & Sparkling. Musical accompaniment with meanderings into contemporary jazz.
In collaboration with Justwine and Milano Vino.
Every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 1am
The longest aperitivo in town. Kicking off at sunset, this super-sized aperitivo runs ’til 1am in the cortile, with refreshment courtesy of the BASE SUMMER FACTORY open air bar and food trucks. Hosted by a rotation of students from Milan’s top universities who bring their web radios with them.
Every Thursday (from 20 June)
A line-up of music from some of Milan’s most interesting labels and more. Every evening there’s a new sound story introducing artists from the label with live performances and DJ sets. Guests are selected courtesy of Linecheck Music Meeting and Festival, one of the most important showcase festivals and music conferences in Italy, produced by Music Innovation Hub.
Every Friday and Saturday, from from cocktail hour ’til 3am.
As we wait to discover the sound of the impending ’20s, Iet’s bask in the music of today and the last millennium. The BASE cortile is transformed into an indie dancehall for the summer, with themed DJ sets based around different eras and soundscapes.
Every Sunday at dusk
As dusk falls, a selection of aromatic cocktails, vermouth and tasty morsels, with a contemporary jazz soundtrack courtesy of La Rochelle.
BASE SUMMER FACTORY is a project from BASE Milano and a co-production from Eventi e Trenta & Via Audio.