Europe’s premier electronic music festival is back and bigger than ever: in 2018 Kappa Futur takes place across two days, from July 7th – 8th at the famous Parco Dora in Torino, and brings together thousands of true techno and house lovers and the best DJs and live acts in the world. The first wave of names include Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Solomun, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Luciano and Marco Carola, with more than 30 acts yet to be announced.
The inner city and suitably industrial festival site offers varied hangouts, DJs between the trees and lashings of Italian food and drink. In 2018 the organisers are adding an extra stage alongside the iconic hangers, thus expanding the whole festival area from 45k sqm to 65k sqm. Once again FuturFestival will be a near religious coming together of over 50,000 techno lovers in real unity.
Musically, Saturday will see Drumcode boss and techno mainstay Adam Beyer, fellow heavyweight Joseph Capriati and Diynamic’s label boss and global house figure Solomun all lay down their own special sets. Sunday, meanwhile, finds Detroit pioneer Derrick May, Cocoon associate Ilario Alicante, Swiss-Chilean minimal master Luciano and key Ibiza figure and Music On man Marco Carola all join the fun.
Always environmentally aware, in 2018 Kappa Futur participates in a prominent research project for the development of IoT technologies that will allow a more efficient management of public order and acoustic impact called MONICA. It involves a consortium of 28 partners from all around Europe among which are Istituto Boella, founded by Compagnia di San Paolo and Politecnico di Torino, Telecom Italia and the Municipality of Torino. The project is co-funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and aims to provide a very large scale demonstration of multiple existing and new Internet of Things technologies for Smarter Living.
Once again in 2018, the cashless system will be available: a unique payment method that will be used across the site and allows you to use a loyalty card that you can top up by cash or credit card and pay for all consumables at the festival. For the first time it will be possible to use the cards distributed over the last two years and for registered users many prizes and free credit is also up for grabs.
In terms of ticketing, a brand new partnership has been formed with Platinium Group, Formula1 and MotoGP official ticketing platform that will ensure a quicker and easier purchase process, which will ultimately lead to a better customer experience.