List of industrial music festivals
|List of industrial festivals|
|Related genres||Industrial music, electro-industrial, EBM, industrial rock, industrial metal|
|Related events||Concert tour, music festival, heavy metal festivals, EDM festivals, goth festivals, rock festivals, punk festivals|
|Related topics||Cassette culture, rivethead, steampunk, industrial music bands|
The following is an incomplete list of industrial music festivals, which encapsulates music festivals focused on industrial music. The list may have some overlap with list of electronic music festivals, list of gothic festivals, and list of heavy metal festivals. Industrial music is a genre of experimental music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes. The term was coined in the mid-1970s, and precursors included acts such as electronic group Kraftwerk, experimental rock acts such as The Velvet Underground and Frank Zappa, psychedelic rock artists such as Jimi Hendrix, and composers such as John Cage. AllMusic defines industrial as the "most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music"; "initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments (tape music, musique concrète, white noise, synthesizers, sequencers, etc.) and punk provocation".
Notable hybrid genres are industrial rock from the late 1970s and industrial metal from the 1980s, while electro-industrial developed in the late 1980s. Because of its genre fluidity, industrial music may be featured at rock festivals, heavy metal festivals, goth festivals, and electronic music festivals, though there are also festivals dedicated solely to industrial music. In North America in particular, electro-industrial music is often termed industrial dance, and since the late 1980s industrial music festivals often attract industrial fans termed rivetheads or cybergoths, with other countercultures such as cyberpunk and goth appearing as well. Cybergoth dance styles include rave dance styles, while more rock-focused festivals may feature dance styles such as pogoing, headbanging, and moshing. The rivethead dress code that emerged in the late 1980s is militaristic with hints of punk aesthetics and fetish fashion, while cybergoth fashion from the late 1990s combines rivethead industrial aesthetics with a style associated with "gravers" (gothic ravers).
|Festival name||Years||Location||Genre and details|
|Berlin Atonal||1982–1990 2013–present||Germany||Originally held at SO36 in Kreuzberg, the early years of Atonal fostered revolutionary and innovative musical acts such as Psychic TV, Einstürzende Neubauten, Test Dept, 808 State, Die Haut among many others.|
|Whitby Goth Weekend||1994–present||Whitby, North Yorkshire||Twice-yearly goth festival with genres such as EBM and industrial|
|Prague Industrial Festival||1995–?||Czech Republic||Organized by Martina Sanollová|
|Infest||1998–present||Bradford, England||Mixture of electronic, industrial and gothic music|
|Bats Day in the Fun Park||1999–present||Anaheim, California||Created by two local goth/industrial and deathrock clubs|
|Maschinenfest||1999–2018||Oberhausen, Germany||Industrial, power electronics, and other alternative electronic performers|
|Tinnitus||1999–2009||Stockholm, Sweden||subgenres of alternative electronic music such as Industrial, EBM, Synthpop and Futurepop|
|M'era Luna Festival||2000–present||Hildesheim, Germany||Goth, metal and industrial music|
|Lumous Gothic Festival||2001–present||Finland||Genres such as gothic rock, deathrock, industrial, EBM and neofolk|
|Forms of Hands||2001–present||Bönen, Germany||2 days, industrial, power electronics, musicians and bands published by the german hands label|
|Reverence||2003–2009||Madison, Wisconsin||An electronic music festival with primarily aggrotech, electro-industrial and synthpop bands|
|C.O.M.A.||2004–2008||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||industrial, power electronics other alternative electronic musicians and DJs.|
|Eccentrik||2004–2009||Raleigh, North Carolina||A 3-day industrial and goth music festival|
|Amphi Festival||2005–Present||Cologne, Germany||
EBM/Industrial festival held at the Tanzbrunen in Cologne. The first year the festival was held at the Amphitheatre at Gelsenkirchen however it transferred to the Tanzbrunnen, Cologne in 2006. The festival is held over 2 days in late July and audience numbers are typically around 12,000 spectators per day. Currently the festival has three stages and typically hosts approximately 44 artists over the event 
|Blacksun Festival||2005–2007||New Haven, Connecticut||3-day industrial and goth music international festival|
|Distorted Music Festival||2005||Melbourne, Australia||One year EDM festival that featured underground/mainstream electronic artists, with the genres of breakcore, IDM, noise, industrial, power noise, and glitch|
|Kinetik Festival||2008-2013||Canada||C.O.M.A. was essentially replaced by the Kinetik Festival|
|Resistanz||2011–2016, 2020-?||Sheffield, United Kingdom||Large industrial music festival|
|Renaissance Alternative Music Festival||2011–present||London, UK||Alternative Music and Art Festival with focus on Industrial, Industrial Metal, Metal, Gothic|
|Cold Waves||2012–present||Chicago, Illinois||Annual industrial music festival honoring the memory of deceased Chicago-based musician Jamie Duffy.|
|Aftermath Festival||2014–2015||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||In 2014, Kinetik was replaced by Aftermath, with many bands that were originally intended to play Kinetik.|
|EBM Dark Souls||2015–present||Bratislava, Slovakia||A small industrial/Dark Electro/EBM/Dark Ambient festival which for the first time was organized for one evening in 2015. EBM Dark Souls 2016 edition consisted of two evenings|
|Tomorrow's Ghosts festival||2018–present||Whitby, North Yorkshire||Twice-yearly goth and film festival with genres such as Metal, EBM and industrial|
|Dry Sockets||2019–||Victoria, BC, Canada||Two day festival of death industrial, power electronics, harsh noise, harsh ambient and synth-creep with a strong DIY ethic.|
The following is a gallery of music festivals focused largely on industrial music (as compared to gothic music):
- List of music festivals
- List of electronic music festivals
- List of gothic festivals
- List of rock festivals
- List of heavy metal festivals
- Music festivals
- Experimental music festivals
- Industrial music festivals
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