Italian club Cocoricò recently announced its brand-new festival Mutonia. Set to take place over the Easter weekend, the three-day event aims to be a multi-sensory experience combining music and art and offers attendees ‘a festival with a difference.’ Carlita, Ilario Alicante, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler and Steve Martinez have all been confirmed to headline, with The Mutoid Waste Company set to provide the visual experience.
First formed back in the 1980s, the collective of salvage artists and performers apparently gained notoriety for their gigantic, self-propelled sculptures, welded exclusively from reclaimed material, hosting illegal raves within disused buildings that had all received avant-garde readjustments by the hands of the company. With strong roots in the music world, the MWC became long-term collaborators for Glastonbury, and even artistically directed for the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London 2012.
Reaching the province of Rimini – which is also home to Cocoricò – many of the MWC decided to take up permanent residence in an abandoned quarry they transformed into the artistic village of Mutonia. Now, Cocoricò will play host to the Mutoids and their works.
Cocoricò’s pyramid structure is apparently well-known and has been hosting electronic artists for over three decades under its transparent walls. Tickets are available via cocorico.it/cocorico-mutonia.