inner city electronic will be a celebration of electronic music held at a selection of the most iconic and innovative events spaces in Leeds. Taking place on 2 nd June 2018, the first names announced for the multi-venue event include Floating Points (solo live), KiNK Live, Dopplereffekt Live, Peggy Gou, Midland, Joy Orbison, Mad Professor Live, Andrew Weatherall and many others (more artists and DJs will be announced soon).
inner city electronic will take place at 11 of the leading venues in Leeds, including: Belgrave Music Hall / Church / Distrikt / Headrow House / Hope House / Hyde Park Book Club / Hi-Fi / Old Red Bus Station / Sheaf St / Wire / The Wardrobe. inner city electronic will be the first time ever that these venues have assembled together, representing a unique spirit of collaboration. The range and scope of the spaces is staggering, ranging in capacity from 1200 to 120. There are 4 outdoor terraces for day parties and 15 different dance floors featuring an eclectic mix of music. The event curation is focused on cutting edge electronic music with live acts, DJ performances and cutting edge talent from a mix of international and local artists. inner city electronic will feature some of the best sound systems in the city including custom built rigs from Sub Dub and Cosmic Slop.
But it’s not just about having a party. inner city electronic will feature talks, workshops, art and exhibitions. Working alongside MAP charity at Hope House there’ll be producer forums where aspiring artists can and play their tracks to leading industry professionals and workshops where international artists such as KiNK, Mad Professor & Mark Ital will give master classes. Technology showcases will feature cutting-edge and break through production equipment where people can get hands-on with the machines themselves. There will be a series of daytime talks discussing electronic music history, culture and current themes from Midland, Paul Woolford, Mad Professor and Ital Steppas, with full workshop details announced in March.
The idea to bring them all together for a festival came from young local promoter, Ben Thompson. Thompson presented the idea to Bluedot festival co-founder, Ben Robinson, who immediately saw the potential in the idea. Leeds has a very compact city centre, which allows people to easily walk between venues and stop off at excellent bars and restaurants.
Live – Floating Points (solo live)/ KiNK / Dopplereffekt / Mad Professor / Radioactive Man / Autarkic
DJs – Andrew Weatherall / Avalon Emerson / Crazy P Soundsystem / Horse Meat Disco /
Iration Steppas sound system / Joy Orbison / Midland / Nicolas Lutz / Paul Woolford / Peggy Gou / Ralph Lawson & Very Special Guest
Butter Side Up / Cosmic Slop / Danielle Moore / Domenic Cappello / Dimensions Soundsystem
/ Jack Wickham / Lux / PBR Streetgang / Ron Basejam / Passport to Paradise / Sub Dub /
Tristan da Cunha / [email protected] / Bobby Pleasure
Balearic Social / Baba & Ganoush / Cole Proctor / Clandestino / Dave Beer / KMAH / Elliot Holt
/ Wheatley & Lijero / Josh Plews / Kuroko / Kag Katumba / Kerouac / Kepler / Kieran Apter /
KVNG / Matt Long / RUBIK / Rui-Z / Truelove