Inaugural Crux Festival releases full London audiovisual lineup and programme

Crux, known for interactive electronic music and audiovisual (AV) events across the capital, has announced its inaugural Crux Festival on the 13th and 14th of April 2024 at Rich Mix Arts Centre in East London.

Set to feature groundbreaking performances, including The Light Surgeons’ unveiling of their live cinema show ‘Atemporal 2.0’, AJA’s raw and visceral show, and Waterflower’s avant-pop AV extravaganza from Latvia, the festival promises an electrifying experience. 

Attendees can expect a weekend of diverse electronic music and visual performances, as well as a rich tapestry of daytime activities including talks, Ableton workshops, and open-mic-style electronic music performance slots. On Saturday 13th April, attendees will be treated to immersive audio experiences to boundary-pushing AV showcases, as the festival’s programme is carefully curated to captivate and inspire audiences of all backgrounds.

The event will open with a video projection mapping workshop from AV expert and electronic artist Dave Stitch. A thought-provoking panel discussion about the prominence of women in electronic music will also take place, and the excitement will continue as visionary innovator Toby Spark takes the stage to share the 3D-reactive audiovisual app ‘Volta’ and the captivating story behind Fuel Records. 

As the sun sets on Saturday night following performances from Kareem Samara, I Am FYA and Error CD, the energy will continue to soar with a high-octane afterparty plus appearances from Parallel Action, Polyop, Freddy Frogs and more.

Sunday’s schedule will focus on engagement, as well as performances from boutique production company The Light Surgeons, Ross Flight plus more.  An interactive workshop from DMLab (a space for disabled and non-disabled musicians and technologists) will offer attendees the chance to explore accessibility in electronic music, while audiovisual jam sessions will create an inclusive atmosphere, making everyone feel welcome to join in and contribute to the event’s vibrant energy. 

Nick Feldman, Director at Crux, said: “We are excited to unveil Crux Festival, a culmination of a decade-long journey dedicated to pushing the boundaries of electronic music and visual performance. With an electrifying lineup and a vibrant array of activities, Crux Festival promises to be an unforgettable celebration of creativity and innovation.” 

In a concerted effort to ensure accessibility, Crux Festival offers affordably priced tickets, with options ranging from full weekend passes at £23 to day passes at £10. The festival’s realisation has been made possible through a project grant provided by Arts Council England, in collaboration with Rich Mix. 

For more information, including the full program and ticketing details, visit the Crux Festival or Rich Mix website.

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