This weekend passionate techno and house lovers united from across the world in Torino, Italy for the iconic Kappa FuturFestival – celebrating its 10th anniversary across three consecutive days.
With 100,000 tickets sold and a complete sell-out Saturday & Sunday, Torino’s Parco Doro was truly the place to be, with over 118 different nations present to sample the best the electronic scene has to offer in its biggest production yet, with 105 different DJs & artists performing across five separate stages.
The international crowd basked in stunning 30-degree temperatures to party alongside dance music’s most influential icons including Major Lazer, Detroit master Carl Craig, Diplo B2B with Maceo Plex, supergroup Swedish House Mafia with their only Italian date this summer, the unstoppable Peggy Gou bringing down the house on Saturday night, The Martinez Brothers, plus superstar DJs like Fatboy Slim, Sasha and John Digweed and Carl Cox, who for the first time hosted his own stage with Carl Cox Invites – plus so many more, the full line up below.
Speaking of stages, KFF marked its 10th birthday by launching two new ones – The Voyager and The Kosmo – making a total of five different stages to spoil its attendees, the latter being a new project that blends the world of art, music and technology by artist Marinella Senatore. This came alongside a carefully curated on-site exhibition that welcomed an array of digital artists to spotlight their work, made in partnership with Blackdove, known for their commitment to bridging the gap between the art world and technology. There was also an army of renowned photographers shooting on site and documenting the weekend including Oliviero Toscani, Massimo Vitali, Settimio Benedussi and many more.
We also saw the return of the VIP experience – Art & Techno – fully embracing Torino’s huge art scene. The package made for the ultimate weekend of luxury for art and techno lovers, with first-class VIP treatment at the festival and private guided tours of the city’s best art galleries, studios and museums.
For those that were eager to keep the party going, a selection of sold-out after-parties at Audiodrome, Azimut Club, SLIP and Centralino carried them through each night, with late night sets from Krystal Klear, Carlita + DJ Tennis, Lee Ann Roberts, Detroit in Effect, Cloonee, Seth Troxler, Carl Craig, Nur Jaber, Vladimir Ivkovic, Traxx, Vintage Culture, Dennis Cruz, Danny Tenaglia and Chris Liebing. And even a surprise set from Carl Cox at Centralino on Sunday evening.
The festival continued its hugely successful Cashless Program on site and positively drove the economic impact on the city of Torino, generating an impressive 25 million Euros over the weekend. As Kappa FuturFestival continues to reign as the biggest electronic music festival in Italy and one of the biggest in Europe, it looks forward to bringing even more people together in the beautiful setting of the post-industrial Parco Dora next Summer, with next year’s edition confirmed for July 5,6 and 7th. Early bird tickets will go on sale later this year – visit https://kappafuturfestivaltickets.com
FULL 2023 LINEUP:
DAY 1 – FRIDAY 30 JUNE
AFTERLIFE presented by TALE OF US, ANNA, ANOTHER TASTE live, ASTRA CLUB (DJ TENNIS – CARLITA), AYS, CARISTA, CHLOÉ CAILLET, DANILO PLESSOW, DERRICK CARTER, DETROIT IN EFFECT, FLOORPLAN, HE.SHE.THEY., JOB JOBSE, JOE CLAUSSELL B2B DJ DEEP, KEVIN DE VRIES, KILIMANJARO, KRYSTAL KLEAR b2b MATISA, LVPICA, MAJOR LAZER b2b MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ, MASSANO, MATHII, MIND AGAINST, MOCHAKK, PAUL ACQUAVIVA, RUDE, SASHA CARASSI, SHERMANOLOGY, SHUBOSTAR, STEPHAN BODZIN live, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA (KFF EXCLUSIVE SET), THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
DAY 2 – SATURDAY 1 JULY
ALEX DIMA, CARL CRAIG feat. JON DIXON live, CHARLIE SPARKS, CLOONEE, CUARTERO, DIPLO b2b MACEO PLEX, DJ BONE as DOC CIROC, DRUMS AND CHANTS, DUKWA live, ENRICO SANGIULIANO, ENZO SIRAGUSA, FANTASTIC TWINS live, FATBOY SLIM, GANDALF, HOLY TONGUE live, INDIRA PAGANOTTO, MARBØX, NICO MORENO, NICOLA GAVINO, O.BEE b2b TOMAS STATION, PEGGY GOU, REINIER ZONNEVELD live, RICARDO VILLALOBOS, SANSIBAR, SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, SETH TROXLER, THE HACKER & ALESSANDRO ADRIANI live, TOLOUSE LOW TRAX, TRAXX, TRYM, TUSHEN RAÏ b2b CORNELIUS DOCTOR, WILLIKENS & IVKOVIC
DAY 3 – SUNDAY 2 JULY
999999999, ARCHIE HAMILTON b2b RICHY AHMED, CARL COX b2b NICOLE MOUDABER, CARL COX HYBRID set, CARLITA, CHRIS LIEBING (TR303 live), CHRIS STUSSY, CHRISTOPHER COE live, DANNY TENAGLIA, DENNIS CRUZ b2b PAWSA, EGYPTIAN LOVER, FOLAMOUR (A/V), FRANK WIEDEMANN x MATHEW JONSON live, HOT SINCE 82, I HATE MODELS, IVAN SMAGGHE, JAMIE JONES, LEO MAS, LOST SOULS OF SATURN live, PARANOID LONDON Live, RIVERSIDE, SAN PROPER, SILVIE LOTO, SIMONE DE KUNOVICH, SIZING, TALE OF US, THE TASTE, ULTIMO TANGO, VINTAGE CULTURE, YOUNIVERSE
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