A brand new festival is launching in Leeds, UK, in June.
Set to take place on June 2nd 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 is a new multi-venue event combining live acts, DJs and talks, involving master classes, new technology showcases and forums. The first names announced include Floating Points, KiNK, Dopplereffekt, Peggy Gou, Midland, Joy Orbison, Mad Professor Live, Andrew Weatherall and many others. More artists and DJs will be announced soon.
“Experiencing the character of a city through it’s music, creativity and dance floors is what this event is all about and it’s safe to say Leeds has a lot to offer. I spent 10 of the best years of my life in Leeds and was constantly surprised by the raw creative collaboration and music scenes throughout the city, all creating world-class artistry. Inner City Electronic is set to bring the city to life so that international audiences can come and see the innovative and inviting place it is right now.” Ben Robinson, Bluedot founder & festival director
“Leeds has a multitude of outstanding venues and a thriving electronic music scene with rich history, having lived in the city for 6 years now I’m still finding things I hadn’t yet come across. We wanted to create something that could showcase both the amazing arts and event spaces on offer in the city, as well as the people who in habit them, the idea was to create something based on collaboration that could project the cities scene and help it develop further.” Festival organiser Ben Thompson.
“I’ve watched our city and scene develop over 30 years and I’m really proud of where we are now. There are world-class clubs, art spaces, restaurants and bars and anyone who comes to visit has a great time. Leeds is the UK’s best-kept secret. The scene here has helped kick start the careers of several international artists such as LFO, Nightmares on Wax, Iration Steppas, Ben UFO & Hessle Audio, Midland, Paul Woolford and many others.” Festival curator Ralph Lawson.
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