inner city electronic returns to Leeds for another citywide celebration of electronic music and culture on Saturday 1 June 2019. This year, Nina Kraviz will headline the event and the festival will run for 24 hours. Their recently announced 2019 conference programme, features sessions from Detroit techno artists Octave One, Manchester composer/DJ/producer Afrodeutsche, alongside a variety of talks, panels and workshops, including an 'in conversation' feature from Leeds very own Nightmares On Wax and a key note speech from Welsh musician and award winning artist Kelly Lee Owens.
Those in attendance can look out for various sessions and panels, including:
Music: Leeds present 'DJ & Producer Launchpad' – artist development panels featuring both artists and leading industry professionals, designed to assist aspiring artists in every aspect of the industry including ‘Getting Signed’, ‘Building Your Audience’, ‘Do It Yourself’, ‘Management’, ‘getting gigs’, and bookable One-to-One Sessions with the 2019 panellists.
'Bluedot Present: Delia Derbyshire - Godmother of electronic music'. Caro C presents a talk about Delia Derbyshire, whose pioneering work for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop included making four to the floor, ambient and industrial electronic music way back in the 1960s.
'How They Made the Dr Who theme’; current Radiophonic Workshop member, Mark Ayres, talks about how the iconic theme tune was created using digitised versions of the original analogue tapes. Q&A with Mark Ayres & Caro C discussing the work and cultural legacy of Delia Derbyshire and her pioneering peers who paved the way for electronic music we all enjoy today.
Taking place across a selection of Leeds-based venues, this year’s festival will run for 24-hours, mirroring Leeds’ cultural renaissance as a European-style 24-hour city. Names announced for the multi-venue event include Nina Kraviz, Nightmares OnWax, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben Ufo, Octave One, DJ Stingray, Ross From Friends and many others.
inner city electronic will take place at 11 of the leading venues in Leeds including Brudenell Social Club, Church Leeds, Distrikt, Freedom Mills, Hifi, Hope House, Hyde Park Book Club, Old Red Bus Station, Sheaf St, Wire, The Wardrobe, plus secret locations to be announced.
With venues ranging from 250 to 1700 capacity, the festival offers an experience to explore the city across a range of parties and events, from small intimate art galleries boasting state of the art sound systems to terrace parties, industrial warehouses and even an 18th century church.
The festival line up will perform at venues across the city over 24-hours, running alongside a comprehensive daytime programme of talks and workshops at the conference, focused on musical development, music industry, culture and technology, which is yet to be announced.