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Reworks festival will be in Lyon in one of the biggest festival of Europe, Nuits Sonores. Reworks this year is curating Nuits Sonores 15 years & European Lab opening, Night 3 and Night 4 as well as the closing party by We are Europe, with a line-up that until now was a secret and it is already sold-out. Reworks will present a wide range of musical styles, which include artists with international appeal, such as the number 1 live act and number 4 best DJ in the world according to Resident Advisor. From the wide range of jazz, house, techno, electronica and ambient Reworks is carrying part of the philosophy that runs its 12-year-long operation in Greece, to France and Nuits Sonores.
What we will see there
Floating points solo live from England and Lord of Isles from Scotland will represent the new British scene, while Soichi Terada, one of the leading figures of Japanese electronic scene will present his versatile work. Reworks is also bringing to France two names that were presented in last year’s Reworks and their performances were considered a blast. These are KiNK from Bulgaria and Mind Against from Italy. Reworks is also curating the line-up of the closing party of Nuits Sonores with Maceo Plex and Μodeselektor.
Reworks will be showcasing the Greek scene with 2 acts. From Athens, Anatolian Weapons will present live his music while Ison will present a special set in ambient and experimental forms including the work of Greek artists and labels.
European Lab forum
Within the framework of Nuits Sonores, Reworks Agora, the forum of Reworks Festival is curating as well part of the panels of European Lab, Nuits Sonores’s forum. On Thursday 24 of May Reworks Agora is inviting in Lyon Petros Papaconstantinou, journalist and columnist in of one of the biggest newspaper in Greece, Kathimerini in a conversation with the French journalist Pierre Haski around the possibilities of a more unified European project in the future. Reworks Agora is also curating the panel CULTURAL CHANGEMAKERS: SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS, COST-EFFICIENT AND LOCALLY-COORDINATED: A NEW FORM OF INNOVATION (CASE STUDIES) with Cédric Claquin, founder of 1D Lab, Constantina Karidi of 1000 Resilient Cities and Romain Dichampt of Ashoka France. The other panel that Reworks Agora is curating is THE POWER OF CITIES : REAPPROPRIATION OF USES AND NEW GOVERNANCE with Peggy Tsolakaki of Eleusis2021, Simon Laisney and Yvan Detraz architect and founder of Bruit du frigo. Lastly, Reworks Agora is curating together with TodaysArt the workshop RIOT IN THE MATRIX that will present some of the most cutting edge developments in the field of revolutionary communication, user-centric identity and the blockchain
Reworks is one of the partners of the European project “We are Europe”, where 8 major festivals in Europe are joining forces aiming to redesign the cultural map of Europe. More than 2 million visitors will have the opportunity to attend the projects of We are Europe through Nuits Sonores (France), Sonar (Spain), c/o Pop (Germany), TodaysArt (The Nederlands), Elevate (Austria), Resonate (Serbia), Ιnsomnia (Norway) and of course Reworks Festival from Greece.
The participating festivals share a common element. They have creative forums incorporated in their program. Through the creation of Reworks Agora, Reworks is joining its forces with the other festivals, in order to produce new cultural practices creating strong bonds with artists, professionals and the audience. This collaboration will constantly develop through several synergies. Every festival is participating in the programming of two other festivals each year and welcomes two festivals to curate part of its own program. In 2016 το Reworks went to Sonar and Insomnia and welcomed Resonate and Elevate. In 2017, Reworks will be in Nuits Sonores curating part of the festival’s line-up and also curating part of the panels of the European Lab. Later this year, Reworks will be in Hague invited by ΤodaysArt (22-23 of September). On its 13th edition, Reworks will host and present to the Greek audience Nuits Sonores and Ιnsomnia.