Kappa FuturFestival turned Turin’s into Europe’s techno capital

90.000 people in three days with temperatures over 35°C/95°F showed the power of music and friendship

PEGGY GOU ©DavideDusnasco
PEGGY GOU ©DavideDusnasco

The popular electronic music festival in Parco Dora brought together passionate techno and house lovers from all over the world, with over 105 different countries in attendance this year. Over 85,000 tickets were sold over the three-day event, and Saturday and Sunday both sold out. Partying in sweltering temperatures that reached over 37 degrees on Sunday was a truly international crowd.

The four stages at the festival featured performances by artists like Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Craig Richards, Derrick Carter, Diplo, Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Peggy Gou, The Blessed Madonna, Seth Troxler, and a host of others.

Kappa FuturFestival: a worldwide phenomena

The Kappa Futur Festival 2022 once again exceeded expectations, which were in any case already very high.

In fact, one of the top techno events in the world is the summer festival in Turin. Along with the talented array of artists in attendance, the success was also due to the event’s planning. Everything has been expertly planned and constructed.

A project that began almost a month ago and will be completed in a few weeks. In fact, the organization will repair Dora Park’s condition with maintenance work in addition to demolishing the built-in structures.

The participants didn’t have any issues with the intense heat either. Despite the scorching sun and consistently high temperatures, very few young people required the assistance of the on-site health posts. Fortunately, there is no urgent need for intervention.

I’ve been looking forward to this for so long; To be honest, there were times when I thought this would never happen. – an attandence at Kappa FuturFestival

Kappa FuturFestival ©DavideDusnasco
Kappa FuturFestival ©DavideDusnasco

Technology, arts, and music

Additionally, Kappa FuturFestival kept raising the bar in terms of festival technology and patron convenience. The festival, which was the first of its kind in Italy and twice received support from the European Commission, maintained its innovative nature. The ultimate weekend of luxury for art and techno lovers, complete with first-class VIP treatment at the festival and private guided tours of the city’s top museums and art galleries, was brought back by Torino in full support of the city’s vibrant art scene. This VIP experience was called Art & Techno.

The renowned Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani, who was also photographing the festival for a current project, Razza Umana, and the digital art platform Blackdove each had displays on the premises. Additionally, the festival introduced its Festival App for the first time, advanced its forward-thinking Cashless Program by introducing a wristband, and brought back their TrashED Recycling Store program, which saw the crowd collect over 80k glasses and plastic bottles.

The iconic location

The location is in an old Fiat factory, where cars were assembled only a half-century ago. The skeleton of the area’s industrial past still stands. The stages are separated by overgrown concrete walls, and bronze-rusted steel beams protrude from the ground into the sky. The venue exemplifies Turin’s new identity, in which new creative and cultural sectors have supplanted the traditional manufacturing industry.

Kff 2022 - Ph Marco Menghi
Kff 2022 – Ph Marco Menghi

Keep an eye on KFF’s official website for 2023 tickets.