Geneva’s festival of electronic cultures
Since 2004 promoting current electronic music and culture has been at the heart of Electron festival, where every year the centre of Geneva becomes the ultimate rendezvous location for fans of all things electronica.
With 130+ acts set to take over 10 city venues, Electron Festival is the biggest event of its kind in Switzerland promising an intricate selection of high quality music, dance and VJ performances.
Electron Festival is an urban festival which strives to educate and inspire electronic music fans, taking place in a city that prides itself on having a friendly and welcoming attitude to tourists.
MUSIC: Mr Oizo, Max Cooper, Ame, Jackson & His Computer Band, Dillon, Rick Wade, Francesco Tristano & Geca, Sexy Suishi, Oum Shatt, Belsebass, Dat Politics, Masaya, DJ Le Roi, Janksji Beeats, Syndrome WPW, ZZBing, Pierre C, Psyberpunk, Argonaute, Antispin, Toto, Delusional Syndrome
FILM/PROJECTIONS: Wrong Cops
MUSIC: James Holden Presents The Inheritors, Mount Kimbie, Noisia, Daniel Avery, Front 242, Robag Wruhme, Isolee, Perc, Ivan Smagghe, Rockwell, Maelstrom, Balkansky & Cooh, Die Vogel, DJ Salaud aka Franz Treichler, Loccomotion, Le Label Urhence Disk Fête Ses 15 Ans, Grandchaos, Her Liebe, Ghetto Blaster, Stolearm
FILM/PROJECTIONS: Nonfilm, Rubber, Wrong
CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS: Sounds, Noises & Power: The End Of The Century, Resident Advisor Exchanges
MUSIC: Vitalic, Deltron 3030 & Orchestra, DJ Pierre, Kode9, Proxy, Stacey Pullen, Mirko Loko, Christine, Lucy, Giraffage, Affie Yusuf, Kelpe, Akkord, Ca$h Money, Applescal, Electron Special Dub Club, Channel One, Gaspard De La Montagne, Rotkeller, Madfunk, Open Reel Ensemble, Binaire
DANCE: Cindy Van Acker
FILM/PROJECTIONS: Real Scenes - Berlin/Bristol/New York, Between The Beats: Nina Kraviz
MUSIC: Hot Chip DJ Set, Ellen Allien, Siriusmo, Blomqvist, Open Reel Ensemble
FILM/PROJECTIONS: "I Dream Of Wires", Crossroads & Psychic Rally In Heaven 81, Electro Moskva
CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS: Mocap Et Multichannel Audio,
DAYS TO BE CONFIRMED:
Elsa Couvreur, Cie Woman’s Move, Even Rael Would Agree, Cie Greffe, Heldero In The Era Pr-stockausen
Kid Koala, Dantom Eeprom, Discodeine, Tha Trickaz, Marie-Caroline Hominal, La Foret
Open Reel Set Concert For Musicians And 4 5 Tape Label Emergency Disk Celebrates 15 Years
Tech Special Dub Club
Scene Of The Day: Curtain Current February!
While venues can change from year to year, the heart of the festival surrounds the "L'Usine" area where all venues are within walking distance of each other. To get to the area from Geneva International Airport you can get the No10 bus (20mins), a train to La Gare Cornavain station (5mins) or a taxi (15 mins).
Rue du Stand, Geneva, 1204, Switzerland
All of the venues are close to each other, with the farthest walk talking 10 minutes, however if you do decide you want to explore the area more, Geneva has great transport links with more information available via www.tpg.ch.
The venues have not yet been confirmed, but The Palladium, The Zoom The KaB/PTR, La Gravière, La Fonderie and the Spoutnik Cinema and the Contemporary Art Building have always been regular choices.
The Palladium and Usine are usually seen as the "headquarters of the event".
There are some events for families, however a lot of the events may have age restrictions, more information will be available closer to the time.
VJing is a performance practise where realtime visuals are synchronized with music. It can be anything from simply having videos playing on projected scenes to linking up visuals to instruments or bass and tones in music being played.
The second most populous city, many recommend checking out the following when you visit:
- Photo-ops near the Jet d'Eau water fountain, the Old Town, the Jardin Anglais garden by a lake and the L'lle castle remains.
- Sample the local chocolate which puts Switzerland on the confectionery map
- Party in trendy bars and clubs La SIP (mainstream chart) Weetamix (Electronic) and Shakers which is popular for English speakers
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