inner city electroninc announce lineup which includes Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Craig Richards, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Octave One, and Ralph Lawson

Afrodeutsche, Ben UFO, Craig Richards, DJ Boring (live), DJ Seinfeld, DJ Stingray, Josey Rebelle, Kelly Lee Owens, Kosh (live), Mor Elian, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Moxie, Nightmares On Wax (DJ set), Octave One (live), Orpheu The Wizard, Ralph Lawson, Ross From Friends (DJ set), Shanti Celeste, Tristan Da Cunha, The Ghost, Willow.

A-future, Bobby, Dave Beer, Dimensions Soundsystem, Downtown Science, Cole Procter, Baba & Ganoush, Elliot Holt, Efenar, Equaliser, Grainger, Imogen, Kag Katumba, Kepler, Kerouac, Krywald & Farrer, Lijero, Matt Long, Natalia Phipps, Passport To Paradise, Pleasure Connection, Rubik, Reuben, Serene, Sara Garvey, Sonny, Jesse Stone, The Native Project.

Parties hosted by:

Resident Advisor, Dimensions, Flux, Percolate, 20/20 Vision, Brudenell Groove, Brotherhood, Cosmic Slop, Love Dose, KMAH Radio, Mass, Pretty Pretty Good, Transmission Funk, Truelove.

inner city electronic returns for a 24-hour celebration of electronic music featuring live acts, DJs, talks and workshops including live master classes, new technology showcases and more.

The festival line-up includes Nina Kraviz, Nightmares On Wax, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Stingray Kelly Le Owens, Ross From Friends, Ben Ufo, Craig Richards and many more.

Tickets from £30 and available here

inner city electronic returns to Leeds for another citywide celebration of electronic music and culture on Saturday June 1st 2019. Taking place across a selection of Leeds-based venues, this year’s festival will run for 24-hours, mirroring Leeds’ cultural renaissance as a European-style 24-hour city. The first names announced for the multi-venue event include Nina Kraviz, Nightmares On Wax, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben Ufo, Octave One, DJ Stingray, Ross From Friends and many others.

inner city electronic will take place at 11 of the leading venues in Leeds including Brudenell Social Club, Church Leeds, Distrikt, Freedom Mills, Hifi, Hope House, Hyde Park Book Club, Old Red Bus Station, Sheaf St, Wire, The Wardrobe, plus secret locations to be announced.

With venues ranging from 250 to 1700 capacity, the festival offers a unique experience to explore the city across a range of parties and events, from small intimate art galleries boasting state of the art sound systems to terrace parties, industrial warehouses and even an 18th-century church.

The festival line up will perform at venues across the city over 24-hours, running alongside a comprehensive daytime programme of talks and workshops at the conference, focused on musical development, music industry, culture and technology, which is yet to be announced.

Last year’s conference program featured masterclasses from the likes of KiNK and Prince Fatty, an ‘in conversation’ series of talks with artists Craig Richards, Paul Woolford and Midland and a range of talks and panels with numerous industry panellists. In addition inner city electronic played host to technology showcases from the likes of TPI Audio, Master Sounds, Pioneer, Rane, Akai and many more.

“After seeing the first edition of inner city electronic so well received, we are extremely pleased to be sharing the second installment. We look forward to seeing the city come together again for an event that we hope inspires the next generation of artists from Leeds and beyond.” – Ben Thompson


Church Leeds has been dubbed one of the most exciting venues the city has to offer. A stunning grade II listed church that boasts a state of the art El Acoustic sound system that has played host to the likes of Jeff Mills, Fatboy Slim, Erick Morillo, Louie Vega, Kolsch, Derrick Carter, Craig Richards, Todd Terry, Damian Lazarus & Matthias Tanzmann to name just a few.


The city’s much-loved, iconic basement venue pushes quality underground music in an intimate setting. The club is powered by a full Funktion One Sound system and is a favoured home to many world-class DJs, with previous guests including Daniel Avery, Midland, Ben UFO, Hunee, Joy Orbison and many more.


The HiFi Club is home to a wide range of DJ-led and live music nights based around a variety of musical genres, including soul, funk, hip hop, Motown, reggae and disco, with previous guests including Nightmares on Wax, Onra, Horse Meat Disco, Gilles Peterson and many more.


The Brudenell is a lively and fun-loving venue that embraces music and art under a wide and diverse umbrella that has no boundaries. Their open music policy promotes freedom and creation and holds the belief that music and expression provide useful social interaction. It is a community ‘non-profit making’ venue that holds charitable status, based in Leeds 6. The Brudenell Social Club is owned by its members, run by its members, for its members.


Freedom Mills offers an exciting, stripped back warehouse space on the outskirts of the city centre.
This charismatic venue has played host to the likes of Hessle Audio, Subdub, Iration Steppas, and a long line of local promotion outfits.


The Wardrobe sits amongst some of the most iconic live music venues in the city. Since opening its doors in 1999 it has played host to a vast array of live music, as well as comedy and club nights in its basement venue. Wardrobe plays an integral role to the cities Live at Leeds festival as well as curating a board range of regular club and live shows with previous guests including Trevor Nelson, Dutch Uncles, Aquilo, JP Cooper, Sub Motion Orchestra and many more.


Distrikt is a unique, intimate, underground bar located in the city centre that has played as a firm favourite for underground music enthusiasts in the city. Boasting a state of the art sound system and outdoor terrace space, the venue has seen the likes of Shonky (Apollonia), Adam Shelton, Nick Curly, Nightmares on wax, Session Victim, Gideon, Audiojack, San Proper, Marshall Jefferson and many more illuminate its dance floor.


With a new lease of life being poured into a red brick Victorian factory on the cusp of the south side of the River Aire, Sheaf Street offers an artistically inspiring cafeteria, events space and terrace, which is situated at the front door to Duke Studios, a creative co-working and studio space. As a venue, Sheaf Street is quickly becoming a favourite for local residents and promoters and has recently been fitted with a custom-built Pioneer sound system.


Hope House is the home of inspiring Leeds based organisation MAP (Music and Arts Production) that provides alternative education for young people who are having difficulty accessing mainstream education. The Hope House Gallery occasionally holds exhibitions and events, using both internal and external art, as well as the much-loved underground clubbing event Cosmic Slop. As a venue, it has recently received notoriety due to its outstanding custom-built sound system, created based on the sound system in New York’s famous Paradise Garage club.


The Old Red Bus Station is a bar, music club and canteen, which has transformed an out of use relic of the city’s past and has quickly become home to a selection of the city’s underground electronic music events. The venue offers two events spaces spanning both floors of the old station with a stripped back industrial interior.


Hyde Park Book Club is one of the city’s many unique gems. Situated on the edge of the city centre, the venue is a boutique arts space serving coffee, beers, wines and food on Leeds’ Hyde Park Corner. Through the day, a chilled out space to hang out, eat, meet, read or write. At night, an array of the most interesting creative groups from the city pop by to speak, perform, exhibit and play, with a wide range of happenings from techno to spoken word poetry.

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.