It’s a ” ideal city “, ephemeral and dreamy, devoted to electronic cultures and solidarity: Utopia Festival settles for the second consecutive year in Marseille. For this new edition, it is at the Friche la Belle de Mai, a former tobacco factory, that the event will settle down on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September.
The program will offer a very specialized range of around fifty artists spread across 7 stages with unique universes, covering as much industrial techno as Afro-house, through hard trance, shiny house, italo disco , dark techno or groove techno. We can notably find the pioneer of Chicago house Derrick Carter, the Berliner Len Faki, the producer Rebekah, the Ukrainian DJ Miss Monique, DJ Rush or even Stella Bossi, but also national talents like Jeremy Underground, Jack de Marseille, Space 92 and many emerging artists. The local scene will also be represented with Anicée, Chris Gavin, Remain, 42L, Anthony Capaldi or even Bernadette. According to the teams, the line-up has been prepared “ tailor-made for the sunniest city in France “. “The idea is that the public can discover different artists and aesthetics, we rely a lot on surprise explains Aurélien Deloup, co-founder of the festival.
The Triceratops collective, made up of three musician artists and a videographer, will notably take possession of the Babel circular stage every evening for 3 hours. Their exclusive creation, combining musical performance, projections and diffusion in octophony, will trace the evolution of electronic music from its precursors to the current scene. A ” immersion in a very special performance » which could be seen by the public as a wandering, according to Aurélien Deloup.
At the same time, festival-goers will have access to a large market dedicated to solidarity and well-being, deployed on two levels, including a rooftop. On the program: game terminals, second-hand clothing, massage workshops, tattoo, piercing, fanciful hairstyles and glitter stands. A call for donations will also be organized for the association Action against Hunger.
Multi-sensorial, Utopia Festival also provides artistic, interactive and participatory performances, in the presence in particular of the visual artist Gaëtan Marron, focusing on the question: ” What would a world look like where there was room for the whole rather than the individual? “. The answer may lie in Utopia.
Utopia Festival will take place on September 23 and 24 in Marseille. Find more information and tickets on the event website.