EVENT PREVIEW: LEAF

London Electronic Arts Festival is a two-day cultural celebration of electronic music, art, technology and digital futurism that will attract around 20,000 Electronic music fans into the heart of London.

Created and curated by Bestival founder and DJ Rob da Bank, LEAF will take up a two-day residen-cy at one of London’s most unique and visually stunning event spaces, the grade one-listed Tobac-co Dock in East London.

Day One will focus on talks, demonstrations and discussion groups aimed at fans, enthusiasts, ap-prentices and connoisseurs, as well as interactive panels from high profile artists from the many corners of music, tech and art (including Nile Rodgers, Ninja Tune, RAM Records, 808 State, DJ Harvey and Rob Da Bank to name a few.) The conference will feature a tech demo space, great food and drinks as well as a networking area. To round off the first day some of the world’s finest live electronic artists have been assembled for LEAF LIVE, which will take place in the beautiful ‘Great Gallery’ of Tobacco Dock.

Day Two will shift up a gear for the flagship LEAF event at Tobacco Dock, with an incredible line-up of some of the world’s most revered electronic artists (including Tale Of Us, Modeselektor (live), Chris Liebing and Luciano) compiled by LEAF across over more than ten hours. As day moves into night and LEAF draws to a close, we turn to the roots of London’s music scene as LEAF takes over the capital’s best nightclubs and events spaces with the biggest names in electronic music.

LEAF will also be taking over Whitechapel’s Genesis Cinema for an exciting series of films, docu-mentaries and features, accompanied by in depth panel talks and Q&A’s with industry professionals, directors and musicians. Some of the films on show include ‘Bjork: Biophilia Live’ + panel talk from Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and Freida Abtan (Music Computing, Goldsmiths,) ‘Video Electro: An Af-ternoon Of Music Videos’ with Q&A from Gazelle Twin, Rollo Jackson and Kate Moross and ‘Beat Street’ which includes a panel talk on how Hip Hop shook up the DJ world with guest speakers Scratch Perverts, amongst others.



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