Born in Turin in December 2009 to celebrate the centenary of Filippo Marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurism, the Kappa FuturFestival has accustomed fans to its promise of increasing competence and quality, combining the heavyweights of the underground industry with the new national talents (reminding Italy is a country with a remarkable tradition in electronic music, especially in the eurodance, trance and techno genres). The organization hopes this year’s edition will be the best ever and, for that purpose, presented a first round of artists that promises to set fire to the post-industrial Park Parco Dora on the weekend of July 6 and 7.
It is an eclectic and diverse lineup that includes the returns of Amelie Lens, Boris Brejcha, Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Peggy Gou and Richie Hawtin, as well as the premieres of Boys Noize, Charlotte de Witte, Dana Ruh, Janina and Vitalic (in a live act), and still represent Italy, the always intense and baffling Enrico Sangiuliano.
In 2018 KFF added a fourth stage and recorded growth in all aspects: 65 international artists, 24 nationals (including 13 from Turin), and 50,000 participants (35% foreigners) from 87 countries. In 2019, in the 110 years of futurism, the organization seems to be raising the bar, from a festival that has already garnered New York Times praises and European awards.
In the coming months more artists will be announced, but the tickets are already available on the official website of the event.