added: 1 Oct 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Rob da Bank, Ben Turner and SJM Concerts are excited to announce a new festival for London, celebrating London's electronic music heritage.
With Giorgio Moroder, Major Lazer, William Orbit, New Order, The Bloody Beetroots, Dinos Chapman, LEAF will run from 7-10 November.
LEAF is a major new city-wide event for London, showcasing its innovative heritage in electronic music. Through a series of talks, technology masterclasses, installations, screenings, parties and performances, LEAF will explore and reclaim the legacy of London as a pioneering figure in the global electronic music movement.
LEAF is created and curated by Bestival founder and BBC Radio 1 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. The event is partnered with Point Blank ' the award-winning music production school based in East London, an epicentre of music and technology innovation, and a natural home for LEAF.
Celebrating the cultural significance of electronic music, LEAF will focus on how the genre has influenced visual art, film and live music. At the central creative venue, the LEAF HUB, located at the historic Shoreditch Electric Light Station, there will be workshops, exhibitions, master-classes and talks, including the legendary Giorgio Moroder in conversation, and New Order talking about the influence of Ibiza on the recording of their 1989 Technique album. Also at the LEAF HUB will be an exclusive event for 150 badge holders with Boiler Room, presenting Eats Everything, MK and Rob da Bank ' all appearing on the platform for the very first time.
Across the capital, LEAF will stage shows in some of London's most revered live music venues and warehouse spaces including Major Lazer at Brixton Academy on 7 November, and Trentemoller at The Forum. There will be additional events of all shapes and sizes, largely in the surrounding east London area, including a performance by The Bloody Beetroots at Village Underground on 7 November, as well as a DJ set by Giorgio Moroder at Oval Space, which is a UK exclusive. This will be his first appearance in the UK since his work on the Daft Punk album and his now legendary DJ set for Red Bull Music Academy in New York this summer.
Entry to the LEAF HUB is via a four-day pass or a day pass, with stand-alone ticketed events.
GIORGIO MORODER (talk and DJ set)
MAJOR LAZER (live)
WILLIAM ORBIT (talk and live performance)
NEW ORDER (talk)
AV INSTALLATION: DINOS CHAPMAN (installation / talk)
THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (live)
OMAR SOULEYMAN (live)
BOILERROOM PRESENTS EATS EVERYTHING, MK, ROB DA BANK and HAPPA (exclusive event inside the Hub for ticket holders)
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP (live)
DANIEL MILLER's A-Z OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
ÉCLAIR FIFI'S DETROIT SPECIAL WITH KEVIN SAUNDERSON & EDDIE FOWLKES
ARTHUR BAKER / HORSE MEAT DISCO
INTRODUCING. THE WOLF
FOOD BY SETH TROXLER & RYAN CROSSON'S SMOKEY TAILS
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