Acclaimed genre-defying festival Unsound has announced the first round of names set to perform at its hallmark Kraków event for 2019.
Avant-pop mastermind Holly Herndon, industrial-techno powerhouse Paula Temple, Detroit techno pioneer Population One and local star VTSS are among a stacked list of names set to play at the annual week long event.
A series of eye-catching world premieres are also scheduled for the event. The Caretaker will collaborate with Weirdcore on a new work, while Emptyset will present Blossoms, Moor Mother will debut The Great Bailout with the London Contemporary Orchestra and Polish neo-gabber crew Wixapol—who have introduced Electronic Beats to their manic musical universe in a recent track guide to the party—will shake things up with Prześniona Rejwolucja / Draemt-thru Raveolutoin
This is all alongside new works from local heroes Olivia & Chino and Australian improv maestros The Necks.
The event will run between October 6 and 13 and will exist under the guiding theme of Solidarity. It was chosen in order to “consider how we might exist at a time when optimism itself can feel like an act of resistance, when history has not ended as Francis Fukuyama predicted, but assails us in a disorienting present through a 24-hour news cycle and the relentless churn of social media.”
Passes will be on sale from Monday June 3.