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Fr 31/05/2019 23:00 - Sa 01/06/2019 08:00
25.00 - 30.00
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Live electronic music festival KONTAKTOR 2019

Live electronic music festival Kontaktor will return for its second edition on 31st of May 2019 brought to you by Latvian synthesizer manufacturer Erica Synths. Festival will take place at a former cotton warehouse in the main building of Riga Commercial Port. Among others the program consists of Detroit’s electro pioneers AUX 88, experimental electronics duo Emptyset and the aggressive techno punk T.Raumschmiere. First tickets in limited amount will be available for a special early bird price.

The program will celebrate forward-pushing live electronic music ranging from left-field techno, seminal electro, to nonconformist industrial, bizarre noise, adventurous dance music and everything in between. The second edition aims to bring together music and artists both global stars and boldest local talents that we believe have unique, performative and at times playful contribution to the currently ever serious environment of the electronic dance music scene. We feel it is upon a shift in both the way we create and perceive. We present you music that can and should not only be listened or danced to but rather experienced and participated within to create an adventure of utopian enjoyment and remind our audience the meaning and excitement of a rave.

The main night of the festival will open the doors of the Riga Commercial Port for the general public for the first time ever. The building is located very near to the center of Riga by the notorious Andrejsala and river Daugava. The second night will take place at the industrial and metal music club Melnā Piektdiena. The festival program will offer lectures and workshops for electronic music professionals & enthusiasts. Information of the festival events and participants will be updated.
Festival participants in alphabetical sequence:

Arma Agharta (Lithuania)
asterisk untitled (Latvia)
Banyek (Hungary)
Baseck un Feliša Ledesma ar projektu Cruel World II (USA)
Coast2c (USA)
Echochorus (Latvia)
Emptyset (United Kingdom)
KODEK (Latvia)
Metapattern (Australia)
Multilux (Latvia)
Nene H. (Germany)
Noroeste & Shri (France, India)
OGJ (Czech Republic)
SKD (Latvia)
Tatsuja Takahaši (Japan)
Tobiass Fon Hofstens (Sweden)
T.Raumscmiere (Germany)
Wickiss (Latvia)

Festival partners and supporters: Erica Synths, Goethe Institut in Riga, FACT Magazine, T-Studio, Aristīds, Club Melnā Piektdiena

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