The Geneva festival's tenth edition will take place in March.
As in years past, the Geneva festival pledges to explore classic talent as much as new artists, including established electronic music artists such as LFO, Theo Parrish, Derrick Carter and DJ Sneak among its 2013 headliners.
Taking place over four days and nights and spread across ten different venues in the city centre, Electron's programming covers all sorts of genres. Techno will be well-represented, including a 20 Years of Kompakt showcase featuring Gui Boratto, Sascha Funke, Justus Kohncke and Mohn. Digital Mystikz man Mala will bring his Cuban dubstep fusion, while Calyx & Teebee rep the drum & bass. Tiga and Erol Alkan will bring an electro focus to the Saturday night, along with cross-genre acts like Shackleton and JETS—the project of Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum. Trap music will also have its own spotlight with Uz and Salva, and The Bug will bring Daddy Fred to accent his slamming sound system music.
In addition to the musical events, the Electron will feature a "chill out exhibition" that will allow the festival to remain open 24 hours a day, with live performances beginning at 5:00 AM. The festival's opening ceremony will feature a special ballet performance featuring choreographer Guilhermo Botelho and Mexican musician Murcof, as well as a performance of Giles Jobin's Double Deux. Conferences, workshops, screenings and even a Kompakt Pop-Up Store make up some of the festival's other non-musical amenities.