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Olivia Stock
12 May 2023, 14:20

Rotterdam festival, Conflux, announces Rhyw, Nala Brown, rRoxymore, more for club programme

The four-day event will bring together contemporary art and experimental music

Photo of Klara Lewis, Nik Colk Void, and Pedro Maia mixing at last year’s Conflux Festival
Klara Lewis, Nik Colk Void, and Pedro Maia at Conflux 2022

Conflux, an audiovisual festival that takes place in Rotterdam, has announced the first wave of artists joining the event’s club program.

Among those performing across the four-day event’s club programme – which will run from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June – are Rhyw, rRoxymore, Nala Brown, Oliver Ho (as Broken English Club), and Rotterdam producer and Mord Records head, Bas Mooy.

All performances will centre around the theme of Living Machines, exploring questions surrounding our relationship with artificial systems and the nature of consciousness. Contemporary ambient artist Ulla, Coil’s Drew McDowall and Rotterdam-based collaborators, musician Acidic Male and visual artist Jelmer Noordeman, are also some of the first names billed for the performance program happening across all four days.

Described as “stimulating multisensory encounters”, the festival will take place across various venues in Rotterdam, including Poing and Worm, and will present a host of audiovisual performances, immersive public art installations and talks by creative theorists, alongside the growing bill of international names and local Dutch talent. 

Rotterdam has become a hotspot for experimental dance music in recent years, with independent labels like PRSPCT bringing an anarchic punk energy back to the genre. Last month, DJ Mag spoke to the label’s founder, Thrasher, along with a collection of its signed artists, in a feature exploring the liberating Dutch DIY scene.

A limited number of Early Bird Weekend Tickets are currently available here, with standard day and event tickets available from Monday 22th May.