Torino, Italy gathering Kappa FuturFestival will not go on as planned this year. Previously slated to take place on July 4th and 5th of 2020, it has been rescheduled for 2021. Organizers cited COVID-19 uncertainty as the reason for their decision.
“During the last seven weeks of social distancing we worked tirelessly and tried to imagine different scenarios in order to hold another extraordinary edition of Kappa FuturFestival … However the truth is that the situation is still very serious and there’s total uncertainty as to when our industry will bounce back,” reads a statement. “We have to put the health and safety of our whole community first, which is why we have no other option than to postpone the 2020 edition to 3-4 July 2021.”
Foundations in Futurism
Kappa FuturFestival has taken place annually since 2012. Prior to that, the same promoters hosted New Years Eve gatherings under the name FuturFestival. The first one, which took place in 2009, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Italian Futurism movement spurred by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti‘s 1909 Le Figaro article, “Founding and Manifesto of Futurism.”
Over the course of its lifetime, the festival has billed talent from across the techno/house spectrum. Derrick May, Archie Hamilton, Peggy Gou and Motor City Drum Ensemble are but a few of the acts who performed under the iconic awning covering Parco Dora during the 2019 edition.
Kappa FuturFestival’s organizers have shared that 2020 tickets will be valid for either the 2021 or 2022 event.