Movement Torino is one of Europe’s leading festivals and the 2018 edition is fast approaching, and the final line-up for October 12th and 13th is now complete. Ellen Allien, Lone (live) and Waajeed (live) will play alongside Jon Hopkins (live), Nina Kraviz, The Martinez Brothers, Joseph Capriati, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Derrick May, Levon Vincent, Solomun, Underground Resistance, DJ Bone and plenty more.
The location for all this and 15,000 party people is Lingotto, a vast building that’s like a conference centre-come-aircraft hangar. It’s divided into different arenas that range from huge to more intimate. Each one is transformed with stunning production; LED screens and lights all add extra dimensions to the music which booms from huge speaker stacks that are more than sufficient to saturate the space with sound.
The latest names are headed up by Berlin legend and BPitch Control label boss Ellen Allien, who has been an innovative and consistently driving force of the scene. She has put out countless LPs and EPs that always show real artistic progression, and in the DJ booth she is just as essential.
Lone is next and is the R&S Records artist who runs his own Magicwire label. His melody-rich, rave and breakbeat indebted sound has taken him round the world, while his DJ-kicks mix was a very personal journey into his own sound world. He plays live and brings with him a unique take on dance music.
Last of all is Waajeed, the Detroit house and hip-hop talent who cooks up soulful sounds and expressive beats. Counting J DIlla among his peers, his releases on the likes of Planet E, Sound Signature and Jazzy Sport cement him as a real house heavyweight.
As always, Movement Torino boasts a cashless payment system, all with a focus on environmentalism and brings together techno lovers from all over Europe.
This year there will be a cultural programme in the week leading up to the festival, with events taking place at Politecnico di Torino and Torino Airport.
The events at Politecnico University will be a series of workshops on the evolution of electronic music and the entrepreneurial side of festivals, dubbed Politechno.
At Torino Airport there will be a live performance of experimental electronic jazz music starring Ivan Bert and his band.
Movement Torino 2018 – Full Line-up
Charlotte de Witte
Francesco Tristano (live)
Jon Hopkins (live)
Underground Resistance pres. Depth Charge (Mark Flash & Mike Banks)
The Martinez Brothers