Lunchmeat Festival, hosted in Prague’s picturesque cityscape of architectural wonders, is a daring showcase of advanced electronic music and new media art.
Since its inaugural edition in 2010, Lunchmeat Festival has hosted an eclectic mix of renowned global electronic artists like Squarepusher, Helena Hauff and the late SOPHIE. However, it stands out for its boundary-pushing audiovisual collaborations in particular, bringing together creators from different art spheres on one stage each year. Notable examples include Dasha Rush's Aurora Cerebralis, a show that combined spatial sound design with visuals depicting cerebral activity; festival-goers have also been treated to Ethno Service's techno set in the past, which was paired with Štěpán Marek's atmospheric visuals.
Emphasising equality in its programming, Lunchmeat presents a platform where all acts are considered equal, moving away from traditional headliner hierarchies. The festival’s venues, like its adventurous programming, are carefully chosen too and align well with the event’s avant-garde spirit. Attendees can experience future-facing experimental sonics in the National Gallery (Veletržní palác), a landmark of Czech Functionalist architecture; or, there’s the Archa Theatre, housed inside a Rondo-Cubist style building.
With its rich array of electronic music and art, Lunchmeat Festival is a must-visit for enthusiasts intrigued by the dynamic blend of experimental music, art and technology.
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Date and Location
Details of the 2024 edition are yet to be announced.
Prices for the 2024 edition are yet to be disclosed. A festival pass giving access to all events was sold for 114€ (2800 CZK) in 2022.
Prague in late September usually sees mild autumnal temperatures, averaging around 14°C. Attendees should consider comfortable layers, suitable for the cooler evenings, and perhaps a light jacket or raincoat, as occasional showers are common.
Attendees can easily navigate Prague using the city's efficient public transportation system, which includes trams, buses and the metro. Given the central locations of the festival’s venues, many are conveniently within walking distance of each other, such as the National Gallery and the Archa Theatre, which can be reached on foot in about 15 minutes.
For those planning to attend in 2024, Prague offers a range of accommodation options, from local Airbnbs to hotels, catering to a wide audience range.
With the festival's reputation for inclusivity, provisions are made for attendees with disabilities.