Would you like to stay in the box and keep endlessly categorizing music, or step into the light with us? With this open question we said goodbye in the article we published in METAL a year ago announcing the 2022 edition of the C2C Festival, a very special call that meant the celebration of their 20th anniversary. Now the festival born in the early 2000s as Club To Club in Turin which has hosted some of the brightest minds of contemporary music & art scene is getting ready for a new edition from November 2 to 5, 2023 dedicated to the theme The World. But that’s not all. This June, the Stone Island Stage will make its debut at Barcelona's Primavera Sound before it returns for a second year to Turin's C2C Festival in November. Keep reading!
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As we already said a few months ago, the C2C Festival needs no introduction. Having positioned itself on the global creative map for twenty years as a leading proponent of avant pop, engaging audiences from all continents and allowing us to enjoy the talent of Arca, Aphex Twin, James Blake or Franco Battiato live, among many others, its new formats and bold approach to recontextualizing music culture and artforms continue to amaze edition after edition. And now the team is working on its 21st edition, which will be held in November in the context of Turin's prestigious Contemporary Art Week.
Running for four days, from November 2 to 5, the festival will take place at various locations including the magnificent OGR and Lingotto. In its fantastic line-up, we find such powerful names as Caroline Polachek, who was on the cover of METAL issue 45 , Flying Lotus, Yves Tumor, Space Afrika and King Krule. These are just some of the confirmed artists, you can check all the details of this next edition which promises to be epic on their website. Don’t you have your tickets yet? You can get them here!
We’re bringing more good news. We won't have to wait until November to start enjoying the C2C experience. It’s time to talk about Stone Island Sound, the curatorial project by C2C Festival and Stone Island that champions the evolving sounds of contemporary independent music scenes from around the world. We already experienced this interesting initiative, the result of the sum of forces and the search for formulas with which to continue surprising the public, last November in Turin, but this year the Stone Island Stage will make its debut at Barcelona's Primavera Sound
From June 1 to 3, the project that now features more than 100 hours of music, available to listen to on Spotify and other streaming services, as well as Bandcamp and Buy Music Club, will land in Barcelona offering a multisensory experience that we can't wait for to live in first person. For their 2023 installation, the curated playlists will feature three brand new music selections including DJ Python, who will play at this year's C2C Festival as Sangre Nueva, Young, the influential label, and the online-offline contemporary art platform Young Space.
This celebration of avant garde and new pop is brought to life by the curatorial project led by the brand that has been establishing new boundaries for four decades in the world of garment making and the festival born in the early 2000s. From Blackhaine, Heinali and Jana Rush to Abadir & Hogir, Salamanda, Tongue In The Mind or Bill Kouligas, the confirmed profiles for the Barcelona debut of the Stone Island Stage, will leave no one indifferent. It’s very likely that once you enjoy this experience at Primavera Sound you want more, but don't worry because the Stone Island Stage will be back in Turin on November 3 and 4 at C2C Festival. See you there!
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