Superpoze, Matias Aguayo & More To Play At Magnetic Fields 2016
24 October 2016
Our favourite three days of the year are getting closer and closer…
Magnetic Fields is out with the second phase of its extensive lineup for 2016. The winter festival, set to take place from 9-11 December within the palatial grounds of Alsisar Mahal has also announced the first edition of dedicated jazz nights and storytelling sessions.
International names released for the South (day) stage include French live electronica producer Superpoze, Israeli neo-soul act Buttering Trio and Beijing hybrid producer Howie Lee. Performers at the Red Bull Music Academy North Stage announced are iconic South American producer Matias Aguayo, Hamburg techno tastemaker Helena Hauff and Turkish disco collector and selector Baris K. San Francisco queer collective Honey Soundsystem (represented by Robert Yang) will also be performing.
Joining the international performers on stage are some of our favourite Indian producers at the moment including Curtain Blue (who will be playing a live set with drummer Anshul Lall), Sandunes performing ‘Downstream’ with accompanying visuals by Jiver and up and coming selector FILM, who will play on the RBMA stage. BLOT is also set to make an encore at the festival after last year’s memorable six-hour set.
The Desert Disco at the heart of the Bedouin village gets an upgrade this year with performances by Manare and Azamat B, representing Rinse France (sister branch of London’s famed Rinse FM), Jordan’s DJ Owais and Mumbai based Zokhuma. The newly built BFR Soundsystem makes its way to the festival with a line-up that includes Delhi Sultanate, Begum X and Dakta Dub.
Magnetic Fields has also announced the addition of two exciting new events set to take place on Saturday and Sunday. The festival collaborates with the The Piano Man Jazz Club and its head honcho (The Piano Man himself) Arjun Sagar Gupta, who has carefully curated two consecutive nights of forward-thinking live jazz that will provide an alternative for people who want a break from the dancefloor.
The festival is also inviting a handpicked panel of storytellers from the world of art, media and communication for Magnetic Words – a daytime event meant to broaden the mind and provide yet another platform for non-musical creativity. Speakers announced so far are Radhika Vaz, Raghu Karnad and Shilo Shiv Suleman.
Follow Magnetic Fields on Facebook for updates (we’ve got a sneaky feeling that the announcements don’t end here). Use the hashtag #MagFields2016 to track and tag the festival across social media. Head over to the festival website to get your tickets.
Image credit (main): Neville Sukhia