Following on from the he first wave of acts, Kappa FuturFestival now pulls more big names out of the bag for the 2018 edition. Taking place from July 7th – 8th at the famous Parco Dora in Torino, the next headliners to be revealed are Amelie Lens, Apparat, Kolsch, Hot Since 82, KiNK, Larry Heard, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Rødhåd and Motor City Drum Ensemble.
The first names out of the bag for this year were Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Solomun, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Luciano and Marco Carola. The festival also revealed that this year the famous site has been expanded with an extra stage to go with the usual mix of varied hangouts, grassy chill out zones and plenty of great Italian food and drink.
This new wave of headliners sees Belgian techno star Amelie Lens play with long time electronic music pioneers Apparat and Kompakt’s melodic techno mainstay Kölsch on the Saturday. Sunday, meanwhile, sees UK house star Hot Since 82 headline with live specialist KiNK, Chicago house legend Larry Heard, Kappa Futur favourite Paco Osuna, Second State duo Pan-Pot, plus Dystopian label boss and Berghain regular Rødhåd and the deep digging, ever eclectic Motor City Drum Ensemble.
Full details on the fourth stage are yet to be announced, with the goal of testing the northern part of Parco Dora, which would bring the total footprint of the festival to over 70,000 square meters and the total capacity to over 50k people. The project is being carried out with the close collaboration of the City of Turin, with the objective of ensuring the residents of the area can enjoy the extension throughout the year.
Once again in 2018 Kappa Futur boasts a cashless payment system, focus on environmentally aware issues—including being involved in a project focussed on more efficient management of public order and acoustic impact called MONICA—and has a brand new and easy to use website.