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No Bounds adds Lorenzo Senni, Black Dog, Space Afrika and more to 2021 festival line-up

First in-person festival programme since 2019 brings big names in electronic music to Sheffield in October, alongside workshops, talks, spoken word, film screenings and more.

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No Bounds has announced the final additions to its 2021 festival line-up, including live sets from Italian experimentalist Lorenzo Senni, techno veterans The Black Dog, abstract sound design duo Space Afrika and Bristol-based producer and vocalist Grove.

The new acts join previously confirmed appearances from a number of locally and internationally acclaimed electronic musicians, DJs and performers, including Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Konx-Om-Pax, Kode9, Joy Orbison, Skee Mask, SHERELLE, 96 Back, India Jordan and Tim Reaper.

The 2021 festival programme, running from 15 to 17 October in Sheffield, will be the first in two years to take place fully in person. Last year a 'hybrid festival' featured a mixture of limited capacity in-person events and 3D live streams.

Helena Hauff

Helena Hauff

The majority of the festival will be hosted across two venues - Kelham Island Museum and Hope Works nightclub - with a special performance taking place around Sheffield bus station.

The Interchange project, led by acclaimed Rotherham-based sound artist Mark Fell and his frequent collaborator Sandro Mussida, features the Maltby Miners' Welfare Band and will see performers "distributed around the bus station and for a duration of three hours."

Other additions to the bill include footwork pioneer RP Boo and an audio-visual collaboration between Rian Treanor and Leila Ziu. The programme will also feature spoken word performances from Otis Mensah and Ralph Dartford.

Elsewhere on the programme, No Bounds will host female and non-binary DJ workshops, film screenings, talks, virtual reality experiences and more.

by Sam Walby (he/him)

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