Terraforma confirms Batu, Hudson Mohawke and Josey Rebelle for 2023

Alpha Stage at Terraforma
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The Italian festival returns to Villa Arconati in Milan for its eighth edition.

Terraforma has announced the first wave of artists for its forthcoming event, taking place from 9-11 June. Timedance and En Masse founder Batu, Paris-based SHAPE+ artist Aho Ssan, Josey Rebelle and Hudson Mohawke are all slated to play. Other artists confirmed so far include Dennis Bovell, Paquita Gordon and New York instrumentalist Dawuna.

For its 2023 edition, Terraforma is focussing on increasing the part of its programme dedicated to non-club music. This will see a performance from Beatrice Dillon with tabla player and bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra as well as a collaboration between cellist and composer Patrick Belaga and saxophonist and electroacoustic musician Tapiwa Svosve. Experimental trio Still House Plants will play as part of Terraforma’s matinèe concert series as will duo Exotic Sin – who’ll be joined by vocalist and performer TYSON.

On the DJ tip, Low Jack and STILL will play a back-to-back set as will Donato Dozzy and Marco Shuttle and Dutch selector upsammy joins the bill with more to be announced.

This year the festival – which is dedicated to artistic experimentation and environmental sustainability – is inspired by Organic Music Society, highlighting the visionary work of Don and Moki Cherry. With respect to this, Terraforma has invited multidisciplinary platform Blank Forms to curate the matinèe programme of concerts and lectures.

Additionally, the eighth edition will see Milan-based artist Jim C. Nedd create the festival’s visual identity. Second release tickets for Terraforma are on sale now.