Automata Festival has announced its debut edition, taking place from November 8 and 10 at Bucharest’s Control Club—which is presenting, organizing, and curating the festival.

Automata will feature performances from an inspired list of local and international artists, including live sets from Kolorit (Kassem Mosse and Lowtec), Alessandro Cortini, Blackest Ever Black’s Carla dal Forno, Cosmin Nicolae, Posh Isolation’s Croation Armor, SIT (a.k.a. Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia), Huerco S. presents Pendant, and ambiq, as well as DJ sets from Luca Lozano, Borusiade, Alexandra, and more.

More than just a party-focused festival, Automata looks to shine a light and give a platform to under-rated local talents via live concerts, specially commissioned visual representations, DJ sets, workshops, and artist talks. The festival was “conceived as a multidisciplinary catalyst of human-technology interaction, that puts forth not a foretelling of the future, but a better understanding of the present.”

You can find the full lineup below, with tickets and more information here.


Alessandro Cortini ʟɪᴠᴇ ᴀ/ᴠ
Alexandra <Melliflow>
ambiq ʟɪᴠᴇ w. Cotė ᴠɪsᴜᴀʟs
Bogdan <Orbita Lacustra>
Borusiade <Cómeme>
Carla dal Forno ʟɪᴠᴇ <Blackest Ever Black>
Corp. Showcase w. Admina, Chlorys, Von Bülove
Cosmin Nicolae ʟɪᴠᴇ w. Dreamrec ᴠɪsᴜᴀʟs
Croatian Amor ʟɪᴠᴇ ᴀ/ᴠ <Posh Isolation>
Dragoș Rusu <The Attic>
Eirwud Mudwasser <Balearic Social>
Elena Colombi <NTS>
Huerco S. presents Pendant ʟɪᴠᴇ <West Minerals LTD.>
Izabel <Lullabies for Insomniacs>
Kolorit ʟɪᴠᴇ (Kassem Mosse & Lowtec – Workshop Records)
Luca Lozano <Klasse Wrecks>
Minus & Șerb ʟɪᴠᴇ <Listen2Me>
Patricia ʟɪᴠᴇ <Opal Tapes>
Romansoff <Raw Tools>
SIT ʟɪᴠᴇ <Amphia>