Re-Textured Festival – Preview

There has always been an intrinsic connection between techno and brutalism, and this is something those behind Re-Textured Festival are looking to explore. 

The festival’s inaugural edition will take over London next month, hosting parties in iconic sites such as Walthamstow Assembly Hall, The Southbank Centre, The Silver building and 180 The Strand in an attempt to delve into the relationship between urban architecture and electronic music.

The festival is largely modelled on Berlin Atonal, which takes place in the German capital’s industrial Kraftwerk building, also home to renowned techno club, Tresor. Like Atonal, Re-Textured will similarly incorporate visual installations and light art into its exploration of the brutalism-techno nexus, demonstrating how all three very much exist in the same space.

Organised by London promoters Krankbrother, the festival will also take place at more typical, heavy-weight venues such as E1, which has become Krankbrother’s spiritual home over the past few years, and Village Underground. Highlights from the stellar line-up include a highly anticipated live set from Bristol duo Giant Swan, who will take-over Village Underground on the Friday alongside Batu and Deena Abdelwahed. Re-Textured will also welcome a broad spectrum of experimental acts from Ambient to Drone. Other DJs playing the festival include Nina Kraviz, Objekt, Blawan and Phase Fatale.

Re-Textured runs from 28th to 31st March. Tickets are available now.

James Dewar 

(Main image: Re-Textured)