We are Europe continues to follow its own momentum. This year, in the frame of its 16th edition, the electronic & independent Lyon-based festival Nuits sonores (06 – 13 May) welcomes 3 partner festivals from Spain, the Arctic and the Balkans: Sónar (Barcelona, Spain), Insomnia (Tromsø, Norway) et Resonate (Belgrade, Serbia) respectively.
Together, we have curated the festival’s opening party, hosting one of Belgrade leading electronic activist Kӣr (invited by Resonate), DJ and producer Charlotte Bendiks – aka Tromsø’s ambassador for body music – (invited by Insomnia) and the Italian, Madrid-based producer Bawrut (invited by Sónar).
Insomnia showcases our emphasis on multiple genres in electronic music by presenting: the legendary Dopplereffekt, a bouncy, fresh live-set from Romanian producer Borusiade, and Norwegian Italo boss Skatebård – these three will all perform during the first ever daytime program of Nuits sonores. Elsewhere, Insomnia also presents German artists Lena Willikens and Helena Hauff, whose eclectic, superb DJ-sets are well known, as well as the dance noire of Swiss producer Aïsha Devi and Israeli duo Red Axes’ organic, trippy live-set.
The We are Europe program of European Lab forum, Nuits sonores’ concurrent forum of debates and ideas, will be announced next month.
Full press release here: LINK