A special commission from Felicita and a Muslimgauze set from JD Twitch are among the other highlights at the Polish festival this year.
Kraków’s Unsound Festival has announced the first names confirmed for this year’s event, taking place from October 16-23.
The festival has commissioned a number of one-off performances around this year’s theme of ‘Dislocation’, including Moritz von Oswald collaborating with Bishkek-based Kyrgyz band Ordo Sakhna and PC Music’s Felicita, who is making a new work in collaboration with a group of traditional Polish dancers.
Other unique projects include Matmos performing Robert Ashley’s television opera Perfect Lives and Optimo’s JD Twitch playing a DJ set devoted to the music of Muslimgauze.
The festival will also see live shows from Australian industrial act Severed Heads, Forest Swords, Dean Blunt’s Babyfather project, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Kara-Lis Coverdale.
Fans of dance music are treated to a host of emerging sounds from around the world: South Africa’s gqom scene is represented by DJ Lag and Nan Kolè, while Japan’s footwork scene is represented by Foodman and DJ Fulltono, who goes back-to-back with Traxman.
The Giegling label will field sets from Edward and Konstantin, Ancient Methods and Cindytalk will perform their In The Mouth of the Wolf collaboration and Minimal Wave founder Veronica Vasicka will DJ at the festival for the first time.
Tickets for the festival go on sale today (May 30) at 2pm CEST/1pm BST via Ticketpro. Check the full list of names announced so far below.
Anna Zaradny (PL)
DJ Fulltono b2b Traxman (JP/US)
DJ Lag (ZA)
Forest Swords (UK)
Horse Lords (US)
In the Mouth of the Wolf (Ancient Methods & Cindytalk) (DE/UK)
J.D Twitch (Optimo) plays: Muslimgauze (UK)
KAFR (Rabih Beaini & Senyawa) (LB/DE/ID)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (US)
Kara-Lis Coverdale & MFO (CA/DE)
Matmos presents Robert Ashley’s “Perfect Lives” feat. Sinfonietta Cracovia quartet (US/PL)
Moritz von Oswald & Ordo Sakhna (DE/KG)
Nan Kolè (IT)
Roly Porter & MFO (UK/DE)
Severed Heads (AU)
Stara Rzeka & Samo (PL/TJ)
Veronica Vasicka (US)