Live electronic music festival in Riga – KONTAKTOR 2019

Live electronic music festival Kontaktor will return for its second edition on 31st of May 2019 brought to you by Latvian synthesizer manufacturer Erica Synths. Festival will take place at a former cotton warehouse in the main building of Riga Commercial Port. Among others the program consists of Detroit’s electro pioneers AUX 88, experimental electronics duo Emptyset and the aggressive techno punk T.Raumschmiere.

The program will celebrate forward-pushing live electronic music ranging from left-field techno, seminal electro, to nonconformist industrial, bizarre noise, adventurous dance music and everything in between. The second edition aims to bring together music and artists both global stars and boldest local talents that we believe have unique, performative and at times playful contribution to the current environment of the electronic dance music scene that we feel is upon a shift in both the way we create and perceive. We present you music that can and should not only be listened or danced to but rather experienced and participated within to create an adventure of utopian enjoyment and remind our audience the meaning and excitement of a rave culture.

We have invited to participate both legendary artists and music tech industry professionals alike, including people from Teenage Engineering, Touel Skouarn, Bastl & formerly Korg who will share their experience within the educational activities of the program.

The main night of the festival will open the doors of the Riga Commercial Port for the general public for the first time ever. The building is located very near to the center of Riga by the notorious Andrejsala and river Daugava. The second night will take place at the industrial and metal music club Melnā Piektdiena. Information of the festival program and participants will be updated.

Festival participants in alphabetical sequence:
Arma Agharta (Lithuania)
asterisk untitled (Latvia)
Banyek (Hungary)
Baseck & Felisha Ledesma as Cruel World II (USA)
Br-Laser (Austria)
Coast2c (USA)
Echochorus (Latvia)
Emptyset (United Kingdom)
KODEK (Latvia)
Metapattern (Australia)
Multilux (Latvia)
Nene H. (Germany)
MonoB vs Noroe (France)
OGJ (Czech Republic)
SKD (Latvia)
Tatsuja Takahaši (Japan)
Tobiass Fon Hofstens (Sweden)
T.Raumscmiere (Germany)
Wickiss (Latvia)

Festival partners and supporters: Erica Synths, Goethe Institut in Riga, FACT Magazine, T-Studio, Aristīds, Club Melnā Piektdiena