- Josh Crowe
All-Day Festival Adaptations Makes Leeds Contender For Clubbing Capital
Natural Selection are building on their already burgeoning reputation as the go-to promoters in Leeds. Their latest event sees them present Adaptations; a new 16-hour festival taking over the iconic city centre venues, Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House.Taking place on Saturday 13 November, the event will feature DJ sets from 10 internationalforward thinking artists along with a full support line up showcasing some of the North’s rising names in electronic music.
Late night headliners include techno stalwart Daniel Avery and his protégé HAAi, a former guest of Natural Selection, Hyperdub mainstay Loraine James and Actress with his archetypal searing beats. Dr Rubinstein will also make a return to Leeds, fresh from her lockdown Quarantine FM, with that recognisable pounding acid.
Other highlights include special live performances from UK techno trailblazers Giant Swan, party starter Manami and NTS regular Afrodeutsche, as well as homegrown Leeds talent Spin City co-founder Tañ and Michael Upson of Leeds institution Love Muscle. The festival will also have a full production set-up with guest sound systems, artwork and
installations by local artists.
Festival organiser and Natural Selection resident, Andrew Devine said:
“With the easing of restrictions, the past year has made us think about how we format these events. It’s so important to nurture the local talent we have in the city and give them the platform to grow as artists in their own right. We want to ensure we’re properly representing not only the lineage of the culture that we love but also making sure that the
future is in very safe hands. We have to move forward, always.”
Adaptations will take place across Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House in Leeds City Centre on Saturday 13 November 2021.
Tickets are available to buy now from: DICE