Written by Rebecca Hollman
Photos by Alexis Sturm
Seismic Dance Event, a boutique techno festival, returns to Austin, Texas for its fourth iteration. Seismic has announced their full lineup, daily artist schedules, and the release of single day tickets. Dropping an additional batch of artists to a lineup that now includes over fifty names that define the sounds of the global underground dance movement, Seismic continues its legacy as a must-visit event for techno tourists and genre devotees with the Seismic Dance Event 4.0 lineup while also releasing the day-by-day artist schedule for the festival. They also announced that this year will be held at The Concourse Project, a new venue for Seismic.
Since its launch in 2018, Seismic has sought to gather a forward-thinking assemblage of musical talent in an intimate environment. Produced by Austin dance power-house RealMusic Events, the festival prides itself on showcasing the city as a rising destination for dance music. Taking place at The Concourse Project, a new seven-acre venue run by the RealMusic Events team, fans are treated to world-class production on three stages both indoor and outdoor plus art installations, food trucks, and a multitude of surprises that make this the region’s most immersive electronic event to date. RealMusic Events has spent the last 12 years fostering the Austin scene as an unexpected home for the electronic sounds of tomorrow. It is this commitment to writing the next chapter of the city’s diverse musical history that stands at the heart of the Seismic ethos.
After already releasing a huge phase one lineup that garnered national and international attention with its diverse roster of talent, Seismic then followed this by releasing their final lineup that now also includes Night Bass founder AC Slater, Detroit techno legend Carl Craig, the secondary alias of Oliver Heldens known as HI-LO, the renowned Glasgow house duo Illyus & Barrientos, a live performance from Dutch techno powerhouse Reinier Zonneveld, acclaimed Mexican duo Tom & Collins, and more including Kyle Walker and HoneyLuv.
Moving towards the stage lineup highlights, Seismic’s renowned Volcano Stage welcomes some of global techno’s brightest stars including Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, ANNA, Pan-Pot, Will Clarke, and Ida Engberg. The genre’s melodic titans will also be on full display with coveted live sets from Stephan Bodzin and Ben Böhmer (live) as well as triumphs from Yotto, Luttrell, Patrice Bäumel, Öona Dahl, Adriatique, Township Rebellion, Jonas Rathsman, and Rinzen.
The Tsunami Stage will gather some of the most celebrated 4/4 DJs and producers from every corner of the world for the three-day event. Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus, South African legend Black Coffee and the mighty Bonobo (dj set) top the lineup alongside Paradise’s Jamie Jones, the masked wonder of Claptone, chart-topper Dom Dolla, UK house duo Solardo, Trikk’s Patrick Topping, the globe-trotting Seth Troxler and Solid Grooves founder Michael Bibi.