Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice

Women take over the FUTURE!/Carbon stage at Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice!


Friday, June 21

  • LAFAWNDAH coucou chloe Brat Star AWA MUKA
    ISNT Mala Herba

Saturday, June 22

  • Fatima Al Qadiri live Ivo Dimchev Ana Carla Maza Tatiana Heuman
    Avtomat dogheadsurigeri Monster

This year’s edition of one of the most surprising festival stages will be dominated by women. Artists representing such diverse genres as experimental electro, off pop, rap and queer techno will perform this June on our FUTURE!/Carbon stage. This unique artistic concept presents the future in a global dimension. We’ll have a chance to listen to female artists from Europe, Asia, Africa and both Americas. A colourful mix of unrestrained sounds guaranteed! Tickets are still on sale!

For many, the Carbon stage and its guests constitute the source of the greatest surprises at the festival. Performances of almost anonymous artists often turn out to be big events. And it won’t be any different this time around. As always, this year’s lineup for the FUTURE!/Carbon stage isn’t accidental. The vast majority of invited guests represent projects created by women and girls, mainly solo – says Wojciech Kucharczyk, the curator of the FUTURE!/Carbon stage. Today, previously announced Fatima Al Qadiri live is joined by 13 intriguing artists from around the globe.

The most famous musician in this lineup is LAFAWNDAH. The exotically-looking singer is part Iranian, Egyptian and English, grew up in Paris, and currently resides in New York. Her songs combine experimental R&B and modern art-pop, and were released by the legendary Warp label, among other publishers. March marked the premiere of her debut album titled “Ancestor Boy”.

More trills will be delivered by Bulgaria’s controversial performer, choreographer, composer singer and visual artist, Ivo Dimchev. His great charisma and multi-layered artistic work earned him numerous invitations to perform all over Europe. The Bulgarian artist often addresses the issue of human sexuality, while his performance refers to the queer culture and combines music, dance, theatre and visual arts.

Equally characteristic yet a bit different sounds will be presented by a French vocalist and producer, coucou chloe. Her live performances provide an experimental fusion of the latest club and hip-hop trends. Canada’s Brat Star displays quite similar style, and besides a solo performance, she will share the stage with coucou chloe as her DJ. She describes her own sets as “a non-problematic mix of wildly contrasting genres”.

The stage will also satisfy completely different musical tastes. Cuban cellist Ana Carla Maza sings a vivid and sophisticated pop with Latino sensitivity. Rapper AWA comes from Zimbabwe and is permanently based in Germany, but her main sources of inspiration are South African hip-hop and kwaito, while Argentina’s Tatiana Heuman creates multi-layered, deconstructed songs with pop style yet experimental content.

As every year, we can also count on a strong group of artists representing the Polish off scene. MUKA delivers glitched IDM with an abstract form and rich melodies. The duo consists of vocalist Kacha Kowalczyk (the singer of Coals) and young producer Paszka aka Szymon Sapalski. Over the course of the festival, the FUTURE!/Carbon stage will also host some representatives of the Oramics collective. The goal of the initiative is to “support women, non-binary people and LGBGTQ+ in the electronic music industry”. The Oramic showcase at FUTURE!/Carbon will include performances by Avtomat (hybrid DJ set), dogheadsurigeri (DJ set), ISNT (liveact), Mala Herba (liveact) and Monster (DJ set).

1-day, 2-day and 3-day tickets are still available for sale. More information on the Festival’s website. This is not the end of unveiling the programme of Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice 2019!

On June 20-22, the Culture Zone in Katowice will once again be taken over by the hottest and the most intriguing sounds from around the world. With an annual lineup of fascinating artists and a remarkable location in the very heart of Silesia, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice is considered one of the most recognised and appreciated music festivals in Europe. It’s well worth another visit!