Jim Cohen (US)

What? Oh, yeah

– Yer shoes too tight and pointed? Jim Cohen, the Zappologist guy from LA, is giving a presentation called „Bongo Fury: Making the Point“ on Zappa‘s masterpiece, with a special eye to the desert and the Wasteland side of the upcoming American era… Or was that the 1970s? I forget. Anyway, Fair Warning: It‘s all gonna be in German, but that‘s alright, a lot of really good ones come from over there, know what I mean? Don‘t miss it, you‘ll be glad you did!


MagNiFZnt (SE)

Swedish duo performing the music of Frank Zappa. Two acoustic guitars, two voices. And sometimes maybe a kazoo. That's it!

Started off in 2011 and already played at Zappanale in 2012. Since then MagNiFZnt has been abroad to Netherlands (Zappadag 2014, Mosae Zappa 2017) and to UK (Festival Moo-Ah, 2017). Slottsskogen Goes Progressive in Gothenburg has been an annual stage for MagNiFZnt from 2013-2017.

“Of course we are always looking for new places to play at, as well as hopes for returns to where we’ve already been.”

So: welcome back to Zappanale!

Magnus Liljeqvist - guitar and vocals
Niklas Lychou - guitar and vocals
FZ- spirit and inspiration


Treacherous Cretins (UK)

Treacherous Cretins are a London based band passionate about playing the music of the legendary Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention!  

Having made their debut at Festival Moo-Ah! this year, they have rapidly become fan favourites and are delighted to be opening the Jubilee edition of Zappanale! 

Their aim is to keep the music of FZ alive and introduce the music to new fans. And to give an entertaining show… and they are so very young and monde…

The Treacherous Cretins are:

Ollie Hill − trombone, lead vocals
Tomáš Nejedlý− bass
Jen Parkinson − keyboards, backing vocals
John Parkinson − drums, backing vocals
Sam Ward − guitar


Zappanale #31

15. - 17.07.2022
The Torture stops in 434 days!