Modeselektor, Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra, Anja Schneider, Chris Liebing, DJ Harvey, Luciano, Pan-Pot, Sasha, Tale Of Us, BEC, Clint Stewart, Enzo Tedeschi, Stefan Hinz have been announced for LEAF the electronic arts festival which first happened in 2013 and returns this year to London's Tobacco Dock, in Wapping, on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March 2015.
“We’re delighted to present the second edition of LEAF – this time at Tobacco Dock, currently the hottest cultural venue in the capital. We feel LEAF will help re-focus the global importance of electronic music from the UK” said LEAF co-founder Rob Da Bank.
The Friday LEAF Conversations will include Nile Rodgers who will be presenting a talk which will be Unmoderated, Uncensored and Unlimited. Attendees will also get the chance to meet the people behind dance labels including Black Butter Records (first home of Rudimental, Clean Bandit and Jessie Ware) and RAM Records (the label from Andy C), from artists to managers to the booking agents, there will be the opportunity to hear their stories..
Also disco DJ, DJ Harvey will be interviewed by Rob da Bank.v Also confirmed is a presentation and discussion from Will & Charlie Kennard – who are behind ELAM – the East London Academy of Music. Will is one half of Chase & Status, whilst his brother Charlie is running the new government-funded school for modern music.
In addition, music school Point Blank will return with an entire day of Masterclasses from leading electronic artists. And BBC Radio 1 DJ B.Traits hosts a discussion titled ‘State of Mind’ following her controversial BBC documentary How Safe Are My Drugs?’ where she visited users and dealers to find how much they know about the drugs they are taking..
The two-day cultural celebration of electronic live music performances, parties, installations, masterclasses, screenings and conversations will host a combination of talks by key artists and industry icons, demonstrations of the latest technology and showcases, live performances and DJs. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
LEAF 2015 will centre around Tobacco Dock but there will be additional off site events in some of London’s key nightlife locations.
LEAF is created and curated by Bestival founder and BBC Radio DJ Rob da Bank, and music pioneer and International Music Summit creator Ben Turner, in partnership with SJM Concerts, the UK’s leading independent concert promoter and event partners LWE, London’s leading warehouse promoters.
Ticket prices vary from £19.50 to £29.50, and go on sale at 10am tomorrow, Wednesday, 17th December, on the link above.
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