Upcoming Techno Festivals - March 2019 Upcoming Techno Festivals - March 2019

Upcoming Techno Festivals - March 2019

By Jamie Lee

Upcoming Techno Festivals - March 2019 Upcoming Techno Festivals - March 2019

OK so Summer is drawing ever nearer, the winter clothes are finally coming off, the sun is shining, and its time to move from getting your music fix in a dark sweaty basement, to a dark sweaty tent. And with the changing of the seasons, come more and more festivals. So let's get started with my picks for the best Techno Festivals for March.

 

Unpolished - Amsterdam

01/03/2019 to 03/03/2019

Of course, Netherlands plays host to the first festival on my list, not for the first time. The notorious Warehouse Elementstraat sees an awesome Techno lineup come to play the Unpolished Festival. Make sure to catch the raw, industrial sounds of  Blawan, and the awesome Perc. Absolute madness awaits.

Benny Rodrigues | Helena Hauff | Hector | Blawan | The Advent | Perc | Kobosil | The Outside Agency | Manu Le Malin | The DJ Producer | Zadig | Sunil Sharpe | Giant Swan | Parrish Smith | Alienata | MPIA3 | Dj Azf | Neil Landstrumm | Jensen Interceptor | The Empire Line

 

More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/warehouseelementenstraat

 

Warung Carnaval - Itajaí, Brazil

02/03/2019 to 05/03/2019

From Resident Advisor: "Starting from the beach and going right into the Mata atlântica (Atlantic forests) of southern brazil, Warung Beach Club is definitely an experience every lover of house music must have." The lineup for this festival will provide techno lovers a welcome break from the standard carnaval music. Some of techno's  biggest names make the journey to Itajaí, including Dubfire, Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, and Guy Gerber.

Dubfire | Seth Troxler | Hot Since 82 | Guy Gerber | B. Traits | Lauren Lane | Bill Patrick | Renato Ratier | Dyed Soundorom | Albuquerque | Fran Bortolossi | DJ Leozinho | Boghosian | Mezomo

 

More info at:
http://www.warungclub.com.br
https://www.facebook.com/warung

 

Mutek - Barcelona, Spain

06/03/2019 to 09/03/2019

Providing a more cerebral warmup before the city goes crazy with it's seasonal hurricane of Summer Festivals, Mutek celebrates its 10th anniversary. The festival showcases local artistry and community, with a programme of electronic music and audiovisual performances. Expect the Nocturne parties to go all night long, til the early morning. Don't miss Kode9 and Mala.

Mala | Kode 9 | Maayan Nidam | Mumdance | Donato Dozzy | Jacques Greene | Nonotak | Sarah Davachi | Herman Kolgen | Low Jack | Martin Messier | Push 1 stop | Rafael Anton Irisarri | Hdmirror | Intercity-express | Map.ache | Wiklow | Line Katcho | Slikback

 

More info at:
http://www.mutek.org/
https://www.facebook.com/MUTEK

 

Sónar - Istanbul

08/03/2019 to 09/03/2019

The largest performing arts centre in Europe, Zorlu Arts Center, welcomes Sónar back for the third year running. My picks for this include Modeselektor, and FJAAK, in their new duo lineup (for more info on this, check my blog post here).

Matador | George Fitzgerald | Henrik Schwarz | Laurent Garnier | Tijana T | DJ Stingray | Modeselektor | Kobosil | Fjaak | CLAIRE | Octo Octa | Ben Frost | DJ LAG | Deena Abdelwahed | DJ Seinfeld | The Field | Caterina Barbieri | Martin Messier | Haai- | Alican | Push 1 stop | Gazelle Twin | No:mad | Wiklow | Ali Demirel

 

More info at:
https://sonaristanbul.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SonarFestival
http://www.youtube.com/user/SonarFestival

 

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Pitch Music and Arts Festival - 

Grampians Mountains, Melbourne

08/03/2019 to 11/03/2019

Huge lineup for this four camping festival a few hours from Melbourne. Most artists on this lineup need no introduction, but my picks are Roman Flugel, Perc, and Marvin & Guy.

Sven Väth | Âme | Dixon | Recondite | Charlotte De Witte | Job Jobse | Michael Mayer | Roman Flügel | Dusky | tINI | Denis Sulta | Daniel Avery | Palms Trax | Avalon Emerson | Optimo | Four Tet | Horse Meat Disco | Monolink | Oliver Huntemann | Mall Grab | Dasha Rush | Oliver Schories | Perc | Dr. Rubinstein | Dj Harvey | Andrés | Marvin & Guy | Tim Engelhardt | Baba Stiltz | David August | Ross From Friends | Anthony Naples | Eclair Fifi | Marc Holstege | Courtesy | 16 Bit Lolitas | Perel | Toni Yotzi

 

More info at:
http://pitchfestival.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/pitchmusicfestival

 

 

Hi Fi Fi - Romania

08/03/2019 to 10/03/2019

Not much info on this festival, but my picks are Paco Osuna, and Magda, who I saw play in Input Barcelona in 2018, and who absolutely took the roof off the place.

Paco Osuna | Magda | Mathew Jonson | Raresh | Priku | Cezar | Premiesku | Arapu | Cristi Cons | Mihigh | Livio | Roby | K!D Chriss | Fer Br | Isis | Lizz | Paul K & Rqz | Rqz

 

More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/hififi.ro

 

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Days Like This - Sydney, Australia

09/03/2019

Boutique one-day music festival, with the best in global house, techno, electronica and beyond. Check out Daniel Avery, Oliver Huntemann, and Ross from Friends.

Sven Väth | Dixon | Recondite | Charlotte De Witte | Dusky | tINI | Denis Sulta | Daniel Avery | Palms Trax | Avalon Emerson | Four Tet | Horse Meat Disco | Oliver Huntemann | Mall Grab | Dj Harvey | Andrés | David August | Ross From Friends | Willaris. K | Made in Paris | Tourist | Cassette

 

More info at:
http://www.dayslikethisfestival.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/dayslikethissydney

 

Printworks - Kaoz, UK

09/03/2019

From the site "Printworks London is a groundbreaking multi-purpose venue which has already changed the face of the capital’s cultural scene.

It is comprised of six vast event spaces, all arranged over multiple levels with a maze of corridors and rooms. Original machinery and industrial features are retained throughout from its time as a fully operational printing press. Housing the giant printing presses that once delivered the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers to London."

Great old school lineup here, with Kerri Chandler and Robert Hood/Floorplan leading the pack, with some help from UK Artist Skream.

Skream | Kerri Chandler | Robert Hood | Floorplan | Tama Sumo | Lakuti | Dyed Soundorom | Muallem

 

More info at:
http://printworkslondon.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/printworkslondon

 

SXM Festival - British Virgin Islands

13/03/2019 to 17/03/2019

 

"The Most Beautiful Festival in the World". Beautiful beaches, an incredible setting, an amazing lineup. It's fair to say that of all the festivals on this list, I am crying a little inside that I can't attend this one. The festival that Fyre wanted to be.

But of course, I advise you to!

Hard to pick some standouts from this list of standouts, but I'll say Nicole Moudaber, and Ricardo Villalobos. Although the beachfront settings would also suit Audiofly. Hmmmmm...

Dubfire | Nicole Moudaber | Apollonia | Sonja Moonear | Ricardo Villalobos | Guy Gerber | Marco Carola | Sammy | M.A.N.D.Y. | Jennifer Cardini | Enzo Siragusa | Oxia | Be Svendsen | Dana Ruh | DeWalta | Francesca Lombardo | Audiofly | Axel Boman | ZIP | Alex Niggemann | Archie Hamilton | Rebolledo | Unders | Chaim | Shaun Reeves | Oceanvs Orientalis | Gescu | Traumer | Maher Daniel | Atish | Seb Zito | Fumiya Tanaka | Dj W!ld | Viken Arman | Jon Charnis | Cristi Cons | Amine K | Eduardo Castillo | Kora | Goldcap | Dj Sabo | John Acquaviva | Mandana | Matthew Dekay | Spokenn | Holmar | Molly | Ostrich | Digby

 

More info at:
https://sxmfestival.com
https://www.facebook.com/SxmFestival

 

Pit Lane Festival - Hockenheimring, Germany

16/03/2019  

Away from sunny beaches and white sand, and back to proper Techno. Check out the frantic Umek, and for a lighter set, multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Angiuli, who I've recommended a number of times on this blog.

Claptone | Reinier Zonneveld | La Fleur | Umek | Lexer | Giorgia Angiuli | Victor Ruiz | Sascha Braemer | K Paul | Teenage Mutants | Lexy | Joyhauser | George Perry | Spektre | Mark Reeve

 

More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/pitlanefestival

 

Art of the Wild - Las Vegas, USA

22/03/2019 to 24/03/2019

Sin City plays host to some top artists, including Jamie Jones, Jospeh Capriati (who's Awakenings set from 2018 rates as one of my highlights of the festival), Carl Cox, Nastia, and Marco Carola.

Jamie Jones | Loco Dice | The Martinez Brothers | Joseph Capriati | Nic Fanciulli | Carl Cox | DJ Tennis | Nastia | Paco Osuna | Black Coffee | Guy Gerber | Marco Carola | Bedouin | Fisher | Kaz James | Jesse Calosso

 

More info at:
http://www.wynnsocial.com/artofthewild
https://www.facebook.com/WynnNightlife

 

Lost in a Moment - Israel

22/03/2019

Originating at el Monasterio, Barcelona in 2012, this ambitious event intends to break all the rules. The site claims that it is neither a festival, nor a party, and certainly not a rave. But it claims that it shares one common element with all of these, that is, the music.

Taking place in the outdoor light in Israel, in a remote location, it intends to give a strong sensation of space.

Âme | Dixon | Jennifer Cardini | Acid Pauli | Trikk

 

More info at:
http://lostinamoment.com
https://www.facebook.com/ivliam

 

Re-Textured Festival - London, UK

28/03/2019 to 31/03/19

Thanks to Redditor Creedloveskenny for alerting me to this one. Great lineup taking place over a few venues and days in London. From the Facebook page: "

Re-Textured Festival is a multi-venue, multi-sensory festival concept for London and the UK promoted and produced by the team behind KRANKBROTHER.

The aim of the festival is to combine experimental electronic music, brutalist architecture and innovative lighting installations for an arresting new party experience."

Be sure to catch Ben Sims, Blawan, Fatima Al Qadiri, Nina Kraviz, and Surgeon.

Aïsha Devi [Live] | Alva Noto UNIEQAV | Anastasia Kristensen | Andy Stott [Live] | Aurora Halal [Live] | Batu | Ben Sims | Blawan | Blue Veil | B.Traits | Cabaret Voltaire [Live] | Carla dal Forno [Live] | Caterina Barbieri + Ruben Spini [Live A/V] | Deena Abdelwahed [Khonnar Live] | Demdike Stare [Live A/V] w/ Michael England | DJ Nobu | Dr. Rubinstein | Elena Colombi | Fatima Al Qadiri [Live] | Gesloten Cirkel [Live] | Giant Swan [Live] | James Ruskin | Jan Jelinek | JASSS presents Steam [Live A/V] | Karen Gwyer [Live] | Kasra V | Kassem Mosse [Live] | Krankbrother | Lee Gamble [Live] | Lena Willikens | Lucrecia Dalt [Live] | Machine Woman [Live] | Moritz von Oswald | Nina Kraviz | Object Blue [Live] | Objekt | Phase Fatale | Puce Mary [Live] | Regis | Shackleton [Live] | Silvia Kastel | Simo Cell | Surgeon [Live] | Sync 24 | The Orb [Live] | Trevor Jackson | Veronica Vasicka | Volvox

 

More info at:
https://re-textured.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/566242267131244/

 

Ultra Music Festival - Miami

29/03/2019 to 31/03/2019

Not much needs to be said about Ultra. It's a super famous annual outfoor festival, showcasing all types of electronic music. A lot of the artists playing certainly won't appeal to the techno enthusiast, but there is enough top quality techno talent playing to make it worthwhile. 

Martin Garrix | Vini Vici | Armin Van Buuren | Dubfire | Jamie Jones | Oliver Heldens | Marshmello | Afrojack | Loco Dice | Sam Feldt | Sven Väth | Richie Hawtin | Nicole Moudaber | Adam Beyer | Galantis | Maceo Plex | The Martinez Brothers | Tiesto | Lost Frequencies | Nicky Romero | Sasha | Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano | Tchami | Joseph Capriati | Nic Fanciulli | NGHTMRE | Tale Of Us | Fedde Le Grand | Zedd | Alesso | Carl Cox | Marcel Dettmann | ANNA | Joris Voorn | Malaa | Hot Since 82 | Paco Osuna | REZZ | Art Department | The Chainsmokers | Matador | John Digweed | SOLARDO | Charlotte De Witte | David Guetta | Markus Schulz | Zeds Dead | Black Coffee | Richy Ahmed | Slander | Cosmic Gate | Deadmau5 | CamelPhat | Alan Fitzpatrick | Technasia | Ilario Alicante | Andrea Oliva | JONAS BLUE | Eric Prydz | Julian Jordan | Ghastly | Carlo Lio | Kayzo | Louis The Child | Odesza | Getter | Illenium | Hector | Infected Mushroom | Nora En Pure | Brooks | M.A.N.D.Y. | Party Favor | Noir | Matoma | Marco Bailey | Popof | Ruben De Ronde | Cheat Codes | Jai Wolf | Enrico Sangiuliano | La Fleur | Sophie | Josh Wink | Raiden | Cash Cash | Lost Kings | Luigi Madonna | Jon Rundell | James Zabiela | AC Slater | Anja Schneider | DubVision | GRiZ | Salvatore Ganacci | 3lau | Coyu | Nero | Cristoph | Christian Smith | Space Jesus | G Jones | Yousef | Pleasurekraft | Matisse & Sadko | Stefano Noferini | Justin Mylo | Erick Morillo | Elio Riso | GG Magree | Thugfucker | TV Noise | Whipped Cream | Dennis Cruz | Chet Porter | Spor | Eric Powell | Golden Features | Svdden Death | Whethan | Elephante | Dombresky | Fabio Neural | Junior Sanchez | Spencer Brown | Jay Robinson | Frank Walker | Running Touch | Cazztek | Dog Blood | Chip E | Jeffrey Sutorius | Tinlicker | Cally | Rinzen | Phantoms | Memba | Fatum | Young Bombs | Pluko | Kasbo

 

More info at:
http://ultramusicfestival.com/
https://www.facebook.com/UMFTV

 

Rotterdam Rave - Netherlands

29/03/2019

7 Year Anniversary of the Rotterdam rave! This is gonna be crazy. Speedy J is playing a 6 hour set, and will be joined by other techno superstars Amelie Lens, I HATE MODELS, and Paula Temple. Don't miss it. 

Benny Rodrigues | Amelie Lens | Paula Temple | Secret Cinema | De Sluwe Vos | Speedy J | Bart Skils | Prunk | Kobosil | Chris Stussy | Remco Beekwilder | Joyhauser | I HATE MODELS | Soliman | Dusk Till Dawn | Jesse Maas

 

More info at:
http://www.rotterdamserave.com
http://givesoul.com/
https://www.facebook.com/deRotterdamseRave

 

Hibernation - Andorra

29/03/2019 to 31/03/2019

Techno comes to the highs of Andorra at the end of March. Imagine yourself skiing at Grandvalira, the largest ski area in the Pyrenees and + 2000m above sea level, and finishing up the day listening to great techno from some of the best artists in the scene.

Âme | Nastia | Len Faki | Agoria | Henrik Schwarz | Marco Faraone | Kurt | Gerard Bauza | Joy Kitikonti | Teho | Tom Pooks | Richy Vuelcom | Hallsax | Nico Rodas | Dj Marcel

 

More info at:
https://festivalhibernation.com
https://www.facebook.com/hibernationfestival

 

Get Lost - Miami

30/03/2019

 

Chris Liebing | DJ Tennis | Diplo | Gorgon City | Waff | Butch | Marc Kinchen | Tiga | Damian Lazarus | Guy Gerber | Cassy | Guti | Claude Vonstroke | Davide Squillace | Bedouin | Dennis Ferrer | Moscoman | Soul Clap | Francesca Lombardo | Audiofly | Riva Starr | Behrouz | Dj Sneak | Doc Martin | Doorly | Emanuel Satie | Serge Devant | Kenny Glasgow | Magit Cacoon | Shaun Reeves | Denney | DJ Three | Jonas Rathsman | Raw District | Atish | Pirupa | Bontan | Joeski | Sis | Jozif | Alex Kennon | Heidi Lawden | Brina Knauss | Black Motion

 

More info at:
http://crosstownrebels.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CrosstownRebels

 

Klockworks present Photon - Printworks, London

30/03/2019

Thanks to reddit user ruffhysteria for awaring me about this. Hosted by Ben Klock, and taking place in the Printworks in London, this photon inspired event combines light, sound, and architecture for a unique experience. 

It also boasts one of the best linups of the month, with, Rødhåd, a specially commissioned hybrid Live set from KiNK battling Kirilik, Dax J, FJAAK, and of course Klock himself. If you're around the London area, do not miss it!

Ben Klock | Rødhåd | KiNK vs Kirilik (live) | Dax J | FJAAK – Live | Newa | Adiel

 More info at:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1196106

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