Published Mar 26, 2013Last month, long-running Montreal electronic music fest MUTEK revealed the first wave of acts that had signed on for this year's event, including Matthew Herbert and Jamie Lidell. Now, a second round of announcements has revealed other big names to the bill.
The 14th MUTEK runs May 29 to June 2, and now includes an appearance from Swedish producer the Field (aka Alex Willner) and John Tejada for an opening night event toasting German label Kompakt. The show features Michael Mayer and Saschienne as well.
Other new additions include British producer Jon Hopkins, German trio Brandt Brauer Frick, hazy beatmaker Laurel Halo, the UK's Emptyset, Deadbeat, Emika and Letherette. Previously noted performers include Andy Stott, John Talabot, Nils Frahm, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Juju & Jordash, Martyn, and Robert Hood, among others.
"Each year, the program is developed as an itinerary that is intended to be experienced in its entirety. That's all the more true this year, with a festival that is more compact than ever before and bursting at the seams with exciting performances," MUTEK director general Alain Mongeau said in a statement. "There's a nice balance of novelty, recent discoveries and artists who've already paid the festival a visit but who warrant return invites for us to check in on their evolution and transformation. This edition also happens to be the perfect icebreaker for those looking to discover what the MUTEK experience is all about."
MUTEK is currently selling an all-access "passport" for $200, and a weekend pass for $120, but the early bird deal wraps this Sunday (March 31). You can get more info on ticketing over here.