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Unsound festival expands to London and Adelaide

Unsound festival has announced that it will be holding events in London and Adelaide this year, as well as its annual Krakow edition (13–20 October). The New York edition will not be taking place in 2013, but Unsound and the Polish Cultural Institute will be taking the groups LXMP, Piętnastka, Bambino Sound System and an exhibit of Polish Sound Postcards on a short US tour.

The London arm of Unsound will start on 17 March with a performance and screening of Andy Votel's Kleksploitation at the Barbican, with a fuller programme of events taking place later in the year. Festival organiser Mat Schulz says: "The main headquarters of our festival is in Krakow – and in recent years also New York – but Unsound has always been a very mobile project, with events having taken place in Warsaw, Prague, Minsk, Kiev, Bratislava and Tbilisi."

Unsound were invited to hold an event in Adelaide by the director of the Adelaide Festival, David Sefton, and that arm of the festival, which takes place 15–17 March, will host some of Unsound's commissioned projects including Biosphere & Lustmord's Trinity, Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnason's Solaris, and Demdike Stare's Concealed.

As for London, Schulz says: "The Polish Cultural Institute has invited us to work with them on creating a program that will follow something along the lines of Unsound Festival New York. We're still formulating the concept and deciding on the scale – but there will definitely be a strong focus on Polish music."

More details on the Unsound website here.