Victoria’s now-annual dance music cornucopia Pitch Music and Arts just released its 2020 line-up, and once again it’s loaded with electronic music luminaries and iconic DJs. The festival is in Moyston, at the base of the Grampian Ranges.
American DJ Maceo Plex will perform a headline set, his first Australian show in seven years. The DJ cancelled his appearance at Pitch 2018 leaving many festivalgoers disappointed. On top of extensive single releases and remix work, Maceo Plex released his latest album, Mutant Series, in March.
Joining the previously announced Russian DJ, producer and songwriter Nina Kraviz is a host of other big name DJs and producers. There’s techno icon Richie Hawtin, daring UK DJ Ben UFO (who memorably closed Meredith Music Festival in 2016), Pitch 2018 alum the Black Madonna, live techno artist Stephan Bodzin, and beloved house and disco devotee Hunee. And there’s not one but two sets from influential techno DJ Marcel Dettmann.
Significant live sets at the festival include performances by Melbourne’s Grammy-nominated neo-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote; legendary Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance founding member Robert Hood; and alt-R’n’B act Collarbones, which last month released their excellent new album Futurity.
There’s plenty more to unpack. Check out the full line-up below. Read Broadsheet’s review of Pitch Music and Arts 2018 here.
Pitch Music and Arts takes place from March 6 to10, 2020 in Moyston, Victoria. General tickets go on-sale Tuesday October 15. Four-day passes start from $340. Sign-up for ticketing information at pitchfestival.com.au.
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The Black Madonna
Plus more to be announced.