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Inner City Electronic, Leeds

Starts: 1st Jun 2019

inner city electronic returns for 24 hour celebration of electronic music and culture on Saturday 1st June with a variety of music, talks and workshops taking place across the city.


Start Date

1st Jun 2019

End Date

2nd Jun 2019




Nina Kraviz, Nightmares OnWax, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben Ufo, Octave One, DJ Stingray, Ross From Friends and many others.


inner city electronic returns to Leeds for another citywide celebration of electronic music and culture on Saturday June 1st 2019. Nina Kraviz will headline inner city electronic and the festival will run for 24 hours.

inner city electronic announce their 2019 conference program, featuring masterclasses 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 electronic music pioneer Nightmares On Wax and a key note speech from Welsh musician and award winning artist Kelly Lee Owens.

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 2019 panellists Mark Newton (Printworks/Canal Mills), Sarah Frenchy (Artist Manager, Grade Management), Kazim Rashid (Artist Manager, Nightmares on Wax), Ollie Seaman (Artist Agent), Tom Grainger (Artist Agent), Brudenell Groove, Brotherhood, Bobby Connolly (Fabric, Needs), Tristan Da Cunha / Will Orchard (Bluedot, From The Fields), Freddie Sugden (Loose Lips), Marcos Sanchez (Mass), Gina Donohoe (Rising Digital), Mary-KateReynolds (Rising Digital).

Panels include '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 1960s. 'How They Made the Dr Who theme’; current Radiophonic Workshop member, Mark Ayres, talks about how the iconic theme tune was created using digitized 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.

Algorave - Algorithmic Dance Culture featuring Joanne Armitage (ALGOBABEZ) & Alex McLean (Yaxu/CCAI) discuss Algorave: a global movement focused on creating dance music through the writing and editing of algorithms.

Hope House Present: Leeds Producer Forum's up and coming local talent get the opportunity to play their productions on the legendary custom built sound system. Parties for a Purpose Inspirational crews Cosmic Slop and Brudenell Groove discuss the motivation and ethics behind their community focused parties. Mind Present ‘How to survive and thrive in the music industry’ Shining a spotlight on mental health problems in the music business with advice on how to keep healthy for a long term career. Equaliser Present ‘Celebrating Queer Spaces’ Exploring the importance of throwing queer parties and their historic importance within clubbing culture.

The conference programme precedes the night-time events schedule including performances from the likes of Nina Kraviz, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben UFO and many more, spread across a selection of Leeds’s best venues.

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 a unique 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.

Last year’s conference program featured masterclasses from the likes of KiNK and Prince Fatty, an ‘in conversation’ series of talks with artists Craig Richards, Paul Woolford and Midland and a range of talks and panels with numerous industry panellists. In addition inner city electronic played host to technology showcases from the likes of TPI Audio, Master Sounds, Pioneer, Rane, Akai and many more.


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