Zomby, Efdemin and Hudson Mohawke will all be in the North West this weekend for the 14th annual Futuresonic festival.
The festivities are spread out over multiple venues across the weekend, but those wanting to start early can plump for either Murcof's drone-heavy electronica or reformed hip-hop crew Antipop Consortium on Thursday night. Friday is when everything really begins to kick off, however, with specific events for experimental electronics, avant pop and indie providing the counterpoint for more club friendly styles. Xela, Ariel Pink, Hudson Mohawke, Daedelus, Tim Exile, Philip Glass and cosmic disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli will all play sets over the course of the festival, but if you just fancy a big, dirty rave up, their closing party will be just what the doctor ordered.
Taking place at Club Underground in the Students' Union, the night will be split between the bass-heavy selections of Kode9, Zomby and HATE Soundsystem in the main room, and slick Teutonic house and techno from Efdemin, Tobias Freund and Move D in room two. That night will mark the last moments of Futuresonic in its current incarnation, as next year sees the organisers rebrand the festival as Futureeverything.
May 14 Anti-Pop Consortium LIVE - Futuresonic 2009, Urbis May 14 Murcof & AntiVJ LIVE - Futuresonic 2009, RNCM May 15 Hudson Mohawke LIVE - Futuresonic 2009, Urbis May 15 Extra Life LIVE - Futuresonic 2009, The Deaf Institute May 15 Soap&Skin LIVE - Futuresonic 2009, Cross Street Chapel May 15 Electric Wizard - Futuresonic 2009, Manchester Academy 2 May 16 Futuresonic 2009 - Closing Party Part 2, Club Undergro.. May 16 Cosmic Disco presents Danielle Baldelli [futuresonic 2.. May 16 Ariel Pink LIVE - Futuresonic 2009, Urbis May 16 Philip Glass - Futuresonic 2009, RNCM