Sigha, Demdike Stare and Helm are among the acts confirmed for the Graz event this year.
Held in various venues throughout Graz from October 22nd through 26th, this year's edition will be Elevate's 11th showing. It's been taking place annually since the mid-'00s, pairing electronic music with a series of workshops, lectures, screenings and exhibitions, often with a focus on social and political issues. Renowned Indian environmental activist and scholar Vandana Shiva is the special guest this time around. She'll feature alongside a group of academics and thinkers from right around Europe and North and South America.
On the music front, house, techno and experimental sounds will all get airtime. Osunlade, Sigha and The Black Madonna are among the dance floor-oriented selectors, while Demdike Stare, Heatsick and Helm will all lay down more leftfield fare. Up-tempo Chicago acts DJ Funk and RP Boo are also confirmed. Read our review of Elevate 2013 for more of an idea about what to expect.