inner city electronic announce a tribute to Andrew Weatheral

inner city electronic announce a tribute to Andrew Weatherall as part of their 2020 conference programme, featuring long term friends and musical partners; Justin Robertson, Sean Johnston and Joe Muggs. This special talk hosted by Chris Madden will include a selection of musical memories and highlight Andrew Weatherall’s outstanding contribution to music and culture.

“Everyone is still reeling from the loss of Andrew Weatherall last week. It’s been hard to take in the magnitude of his passing with major features on; BBC News and Channel 4, national newspaper articles from The Observer to The Times and every major music publication. Weatherall truly transcended our little scene. Most heartwarming of all was the constant stream of stories that flowed and flowed until our social media feeds became a torrent of outpouring love for the man.

Andrew was booked to perform, as well as take part in our conference programme at inner city electronic 2020. We knew that we would like to honour him, but it’s been an extremely difficult week for everyone to process. However, the response has been phenomenal with friends traveling in from across Europe to make its happen.” – Ralph Lawson

A Tribute to Andrew Weatherall (Fail We May, Sail We Must) will take place at Leeds College of Music from 6PM in their main auditorium ‘The Venue’.

The festivals 2020 conference programme will also feature a keynote from festival headliners Orbital, recorded live as part of Resident Advisors RA Exchange, talks and master-classes from the likes of Mr Scruff, Detroit In Effect, Kosh & Weirdcore ‘the visual artist behind Aphex Twin & Radiohead’, a live version of DJ Mag’s (Crate Diggers) series with artist Alienate, Delia Derbyshire Day’s (The Making Of Electric Storm), Bluedot Present: Protecting Our Pale Blue Dot, a panel which will focus on positive change within the music industry to reduce negative effects on the environment, DJ Mag Present: A Future of Clubbing, looking at how venues and parties could become spaces that are inclusive of disability by removing the barriers that currently restrict them, as well as Music Leeds Present: Working in Music & How To Start A Record Label.

The conference will also host a selection of hands on workshops presented by Bop DJ and held in state of the art studios at Leeds College of Music, featuring guest artists Tristan Da Cunha (Dungeon Meat), Bonar Bradberry (PBR Streetgang) & Bobby. (Fabric / Needs / Pleasure Club) as well as technology showcases from Pioneer, Akai, Denon & more. All of which will take place alongside the festivals music programme which will see an array of world class selectors and electronic producers take over 8 the city’s leading venues from early evening deep into the very early hours, featuring the likes of Peggy Gou, Orbital & more.

Full Festival Line Up:


Peggy Gou, Orbital, A Love From Outer Space – Sean Johnston, A-Future, Alienata, Blasha & Allatt, Bobby., Craig Richards b2b Nicolas Lutz, Danielle, Detroit In Effect, Felix Dickinson b2b Dave Harvey, Freakenstein, HAAi, Identified Patient, James Holroyd, Karima F, Kosh (live) Laura Jones b2b Gavin Herlihy, Manami, Mr Scruff, Or:la, Ralph Lawson, Reedale Rise (live), Surgeon, Young Marco, aalice, Alfred, Baba & Ganoush, Cosmic Tom, Clandestino, Cole Procter, Dokkodo Sounds, Elliot Holt, Josh Bayat, Kerouac, Kessie, KVNG, Kloyd Lawson, Mike BC, Mezla & Rowland, Passport to Paradise, Rubik, SIMBA Sayang, Sonny, Nikol & Cosm, Wolffer & Stan Slater, Zoe Pea, Zoya


RA Exchange – Orbital (Keynote)
A Tribute To Andrew Weatherall (Fail We May, Sail We Must)
Detroit in Effect (In Conversation)
Mr Scruff & Tom Smith (The Importance of Sound)
Kosh (Masterclass)
Weirdcore (The Impact of Visuals)

DJ Mag Present:

Alienata (Crate Digging)
A Future of Clubbing

Bluedot Present:

Protecting Our Pale Blue Dot
Delia Derbyshire Day: David Vorhaus & Caro C
(The Making of an Electric Storm with performances by Kat Lovell & Izzy Bolt)

Music:Leeds Present:

Working in Music
How to Start a Record Label

Bop DJ Present:

DJ Studio Workshops: Tristan da Cunha (Dungeon Meat)
Bobby. (Fabric) Bonar Bradberry (PBR Streetgang)

Guest Speakers:

Weirdcore (Aphex Twin / Radiohead) Sean Johnston (ALFOS) Justin Robertson (Deadstock 33s) Joe Muggs (The Guardian / Mixmag) Ben Robinson (Bluedot / FTF) Dr. Drew Hemment (Future Everything) Ralph Lawson (20/20 Vision) Tom Smith (Cosmic Slop) Dave Harvey (Love International) Emma Zillmann (Bluedot / FTF) Laura Jones (Visionquest) A-Future (Eon) Ben Hindle (DJ Mag) Steffi Allatt (Meat Free) Ryan Shaw (MasterSounds) Georgina Metcalfe (RA) Mike Greenwell (Cosmic Slop) Matt Anniss (Join The Future) Rob Chadwick (Jukebox PR) Chris Madden (Chinwag) Kirsti Weir (Null + Void) Kat Lovell (DDD) Izzy Bolt (DDD) Sayang (Flesh in Tension / Love Muscle) Dr. Sally Rodgers (LCoM) Mandy & Friends (Flesh in Tension / Equaliser) Caro C (DDD) BISHI (DDD) Teresa Moore (A Greener Festival)

Events Hosted By:

Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Love International, Bluedot Festival, 20/20 vision, Flux, Meat Free, BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, Music Leeds, Bop DJ, Love Dose, Mass, Limit, Truelove

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