Eleventh time for Seventh Wave

Krafwerk legend to headline Birmingham festival.

The Seventh Wave’s Eleventh Electronic Music Festival starts its journey at the iconic Water Rats venue in London before setting sail to the Castle & Falcon, one of the most exciting venues in Birmingham, where it will be delivering a plethora of electronic delights over three nights.

In October 2023 the eleventh The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music takes place across four days. For a relatively small festival The Seventh Wave continues to get some of the biggest names in electronic music.

This time around you can feast your eyes and ears on some of the most cutting edge artists in electronic music today. A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flür was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987. On Thursday and Friday’s events he will be the main attraction, with sterling support coming from Peter Duggal, who collaborates with Wolfgang in addition to being an outstanding performer in his own right. Birmingham also has Graham Chapman-Fox who brings his post-utopian electronic music project (Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan) to the second city for the first time.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Wolfgang Flür became the third member of Kraftwerk in 1973. He was a member of the group from their international breakthrough with the album Autobahn (1974) and remained as they experimented with proto techno on albums such as Trans-Europe Express (1977) and Computer World (1981). This is a very rare opportunity to see Wolfgang Flür live. Even better still, the Birmingham show has the added bonus of a talk/Q&A with the opportunity for ffity lucky people to be given the chance to listen to tales of Kraftwerk in an intimate bar room setting before the gig starts in earnest.

On Saturday evening, it is in effect a double headlining performance. Banco de Gaia’s debut LP Maya received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and Nathan Fake’s interest in electronic music came from acts like Aphex Twin & Orbital but he takes those influences as a starting point and has moved them on and added to them exponentially.

Last but not least, the Sunday evening is another double headlining show. Pye Corner Audio (a highly respected and regarded British electronic music project by Martin Jenkins) performs after Andy Bell of Ride and Oasis who is taking his electronic project (GLOK) for a spin this October.

All artists will be accompanied by visuals and a special mention goes to Innerstrings (who works with Ulrich Schnauss among other) and he will be providing live visuals’ for GLOK.

Tickets can be purchased for the individual paid events from Skiddle.