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Daytime open air at Schlossberg, Avantgarde in church and A/V performances at Orpheum - a whole bunch of changes will ring in the second Elevate spring edition from February 28 to March 04 2018.

Schlossberg daytime open air - two decades of techno culture with DJ Koze, Roman Flügel and Steffi

This year, Elevate is launching its new open air stage atop the Schlossberg with three of the most distinguished ambassadors of techno: none other than DJ Koze, Roman Flügel and Steffi will transform the Kasematten stage into an epicentre for hedonistic techno culture from the early afternoon onwards until just before midnight.

On Friday, the gates open to a new A/V-focused portion of the festival which, in cooperation with TodaysArt Festival from The Hague, will show four works at the intersection of spatial installation, wall of sound and visual arts at the Orpheum. None other than the Iceland-based Australian composer and producer Ben Frost will let his cascading, classically minimal and industrial drone -influenced sounds meet the light sculptures of Marcel Weber aka MFO. The multi-instrumentalist and Efterklang collaborator Peter Broderick will sensitize the listener to softer sounds with a gentle sound calibration in the magnificent Mausoleum.

Unconditional party euphoria, Ghetto House and AV-live shows

At Dom im Berg, hedonistic club culture can be indulged at the Numbers Label Night. None other than label founder Jackmaster personally hosts the eclectic hustle and bustle, besides the Italian techno-pioneer Marco Passarani and the Berlin spectral music god Errorsmith will provide high-energy sets. LGBT hip-hop, beats and UK fusion jazz will come from artists such as Nosaj Thing, Cakes da Killa or Kamaal Williams. Patriarchy will be buried by Emma Olson aka Umfang with her polyrhythmic sets from the environment of Discwoman collective; next to her is the Brit Objekt that breaks with all the techno conventions and yet will provide a more than danceable mix of EBM, Acid House and Electro. Hailing from the United States, ghetto house pioneer DJ Deeon will be bringing the raw, sample-heavy Chicago tracks with which he propitiated house and hip-hop culture on his Dancemania label back in the 90s. He is accompanied by Teklife member DJ Taye, who will present his latest rap-footwork album, due for release on Hyperdub in February.

A rare concert experience will be the performance of the band Nurse With Wound, which has been synonymous with hypnotic industrial for more than 30 years.

An equally rare event: John Maus, the existential philosopher among synth-poppers, will be presenting his long-awaited fourth album “Screen Memories” after a 6-year hiatus.

Regular advance tickets released

Presale tickets are available now in several variations at and - while supplies last.

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