This past weekend, thousands of techno and house music fans gathered in Torino, Italy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legendary Kappa FuturFestival.
Over 118 different countries were represented at the biggest production of the electronic music festival to date, which took place in Torino’s Parco Doro and featured 105 different DJs and artists performing on 5 different stages.
Major Lazer, Detroit master Carl Craig, Diplo B2B with Maceo Plex, Swedish House Mafia in their only Italian date this summer, the indomitable Peggy Gou bringing down the house on Saturday night, The Martinez Brothers, and other superstar DJs like Fatboy Slim, Sasha, John Digweed, and Carl Cox, who for the first time hosted his own stage, entertained the international crowd as temperatures reached a balmy 30 degrees Celsius.
Two new stages, The Voyager and The Kosmo, were introduced to celebrate KFF’s tenth anniversary. The latter is a new project by artist Marinella Senatore that fuses the worlds of art, music, and technology. Together with this, Blackdove, renowned for their dedication to bridging the gap between the art world and technology, staged an on-site show that included the work of a wide range of digital artists. Famous photographers such as Oliviero Toscani, Massimo Vitali, Settimio Benedussi, and many more were present to capture the event.
Art & Techno, a VIP event that celebrates Torino’s thriving art community, made its comeback. The package included first-class VIP treatment during the event as well as private guided tours of the city’s finest art galleries, studios, and museums, making it the ultimate weekend of luxury for art and techno aficionados.
Krystal Klear, Carlita + DJ Tennis, Lee Ann Roberts, Detroit in Effect, Cloonee, Seth Troxler, Carl Craig, Nur Jaber, Vladimir Ivkovic, Traxx, Vintage Culture, Dennis Cruz, Danny Tenaglia, and Chris Liebing played late-night sets at a variety of sold-out after parties at Audiodrome, Azimut Club, SLIP, and Centralino. And on Sunday night, Carl Cox played a surprise gig at Centralino.
The festival’s Cashless Program was maintained on-site, and it generated an astonishing 25 million Euros for the city of Torino over the course of the weekend. With next year’s edition confirmed for July 5, 6, and 7th, Kappa FuturFestival looks forward to bringing even more people together in the beautiful setting of the post-industrial Parco Dora as it continues to reign as the largest electronic music festival in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. Visit https://kappafuturfestivaltickets.com later this year for early bird pricing.
Written by: Editor of IVR