Caroline Polachek, Flying Lotus and Yves Tumor to play C2C Festival 2023

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The Turin festival has unveiled the first names for its 21st edition.

Taking place in Turin from 2-5 November, C2C Festival has announced 13 international artists for the forthcoming event. This includes Caroline Polachek – who is set to make her Italian debut with an exclusive performance at the festival – and Flying Lotus, who heads to play Europe for the first time in five years and makes a return to C2C Festival following his live audiovisual show at the 2012 instalment. Other artists confirmed are King Krule, Overmono, Lucrecia Dalt, Space Afrika and Maral.

There’s also Yves Tumor – who just announced details of their new album Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), due out on 17 March – and Catalan musician Marina Herlop. Other names locked in include Nick León – whose track Xtasis with DJ Babatr was our top track of 2022 – and Sangre Nueva, aka the collaborative project of DJ Python, Florentino and Kelman Duran. C2C Festival will also host a showcase dedicated to Palestinian label BLTNM, which will feature Al Nather, DJ Mouri, and rappers Shabjdeed and Daboor.

The theme of this year’s C2C Festival is ‘the world’ and the event will be held during Turin’s Contemporary Art Week. C2C Festival 2023 takes place across four days at various locations in Turin including the OGR and Lingotto. Tickets for C2C Festival 2023 go on sale tomorrow (2 February) at 11am (GMT) via DICE.

Last November saw the Turin festival – which is focussed on avant-garde, contemporary pop and interdisciplinary arts – celebrate its 20th anniversary. This featured sets from the likes of aya, Blackhaine, Space Afrika, Autechre, Arca and Jockstrap. Revisit C2C Festival 2022 with our In Photos feature.

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