DJ Lag, Bambounou, Sherelle and Jessy Lanza to play Elevate Festival 2020

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The Graz festival has unveiled its first wave of acts.

Elevate Festival is set to celebrate its 16th edition next year. The event has now made its first artist announcement, confirming Gilles Peterson, Sir David Rodigan, gqom pioneer DJ Lag, the hotly-tipped Sherelle, French producer and Whities affiliate Bambounou, Hyperdub’s Jessy Lanza and multi-instrumentalist Ouri for the line-up.

Furthermore, the festival has curated a programme of talks, panel discussions, workshops and installations themed around important socio-political topics. The key theme of Elevate’s next edition is human nature. Those set to appear at the event include Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook, keynote speaker Jason Silva, French director Vincent Moon, German philosopher Ariadne von Schirach, cyborg activist Moon Ribas and more.

Elevate will be held across various venues in Graz, Austria, on 4-8 March. Early bird festival passes are available to purchase now.

Head to Elevate’s site for further information, and listen to our Hyperdub takeover mix helmed by Jessy Lanza.