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Unsound reveals first wave of artists for 2021 event

Featuring Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, LSDXOXO, Nicolás Jaar, Shackleton & Zimpel and more 


Unsound has shared the first program announcement for this year's festival.

Two months on from revealing the dates and theme for this year's outing, the festival has confirmed RP Boo b2b SHERELLE, the premiere of The Spirit Still Remains by Shackleton & Zimpel, LSDXOXO, the premiere of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe's score for upcoming horror reboot Candyman, Weavings conceived by Nicolás Jaar, a special presentation by Eartheater & Phoenix Ensemble, Interdependence with Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, and more.

Check out the full line-up here.

Unsound returns in a scaled-back capacity to Kraków, Poland between 13th-17th October. A limited number of passes will be released via Going on 20th July, priced at 510 PLN (approximately £96.00).

The theme for this year's festival is dəəp authentic, a "response to a hyperreal situation as parts of the world begin to transition into a new phase, in which many are vaccinated and our year-plus-long immersion in virtual living is raising new questions."

According to the festival, dəəp authentic also refers to the "gradual shift back from online to IRL events, a phrase that involves a questionable binary - for the online world is also ‘real’, and the IRL has long been digitised, distributed and mediated."

Last year, the festival moved online with Unsound Intermission, presenting an array of immersive content, music, talks and visual art across 11 days.