Montreal festival Mutek returns to Mexico this year for its 16th edition, once again gathering some of the best local and international artists who are pushing the envelope in electronic music and digital arts with their forward-thinking point of view. On the week of November 18-24, people in Mexico City and its surroundings will be treated with a series of events, including live shows, DJ sets, multimedia installations, workshops and even a gastronomic offering, filling the city with music and technology.
In two previous announcements, Mutek.Mx shared a big chunk of its lineup, comprising the festival usual mix of cutting-edge artists, old and new. Apart from headlining acts like Apparat, Fennesz, Tim Hecker, Aïsha Devi and King Midas Sound, Ibero-American acts set to perform this year include Spanish favorite John Talabot, Tijuana trailblazer Murcof, Chile’s Tomás Urquieta and former Quiero Club and Zurdok member Sol Oosel.
With its third wave of confirmed artists, Mutek.Mx has filled its program with Mexican talent, many of which were found and selected through a nationwide call on the festival website. The list includes NAAFI affiliate Wasted Fates, live-coding master CNDSD, multidisciplinary artist Concepción Huerta and Tajak guitarist The Sinking, plus Un Rêve, Impvlso, Jerry ZZZ, KOI, Le Fantom Onde, Markalach, Naerlot & Ultrachina, NRMN, Rodrigo Martínez & Guillermo Olivera, SANSSOLEIL, Virgilio, and VOID.
Mutek.Mx’s popular Nocturne main events are coming back to Fábrica, the repurposed steel factory in Tlalnepantla de Baz that the festival has adopted as its home since 2017, and for their A/Visions 1 and 2 events they are taking over Papalote Museo del Niño’s dome and Auditorio BlackBerry, respectively. This year also marks new alliances with Mexico City’s Museo Jumex, Noiselab and WHITEVoid. Check out the program here. (And by the way, Brian Eno is not performing live on the festival, but he’s participating with his latest audiovisual installation Condenser.)
Mutek.Mx 2019 is taking place on November 18-24 in Mexico City. Get your tickets here.