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Mutek announces its 2017 line-up

The first wave of acts announced for this year's festival includes Daphni, Robert Henke, Marie Davidson, Aurora Halal, Detroit Swindle, Fis, Murcof and Rroxymore

The 18th edition of Montreal's long-running MUTEK festival begins on 22 August. This year also happens to be the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, and to mark the occasion MUTEK will run one day longer than usual. The festival, the announcement continues, has also “refreshed its commitment to live performance at the intersection of music, visual art and technology”.

The line-up so far is as follows: Africaine 808, Alexandre Burton & Julien Roy, Anchorsong, Aurora Halal, Daphni, Detroit Swindle, Fis, Graham Dunning, Harvey Sutherland, Herman Kolgen, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Kuniyuki Takahashi, Marie Davidson, Michela Pelusio & Glenn Vervliet, Murcof & Jimmy Lakatos, Nicola Cruz, Robert Henke, Rroxymore, Sarah Davachi, Sculpture and Zip.

Listen to a preview below:

MUTEK 2017 runs from 22–27 August. More information coming soon.