Mode Festival 2022

Mode Festival 2022

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Industrial Precinct

Cockatoo Island

Balmain, NSW 2041


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A brand new music and arts festival reaching forward and exploring electronica’s potential.

About this event

Bizarro acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the lands, waters and sky of Sydney Harbour, including the places under our stewardship. We respectfully acknowledge the Borogegal, Birrabirrigal, Cammeraygal, Gadigal, Gayamagal, Wallumedegal and Wangal people, including their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the specific significance fo Wareamah to the First Nations people and we are immensely grateful for the support from the Local Aboriginal Land Council to conduct our event on stolen land.

MODE is an ambitious sonic spectacle - aspirational and ever-changing. A transformative event built for futurist expression. Elevated dance music that probes, bound by an expansive visual arts experience. No matter the method - get lifted by club culture’s most magnetic new forms.

Produced by the brains of Bizarro - MODE takes form on 15th October 2022 within the monolithic surrounds of Wareamah (Cockatoo Island, Industrial Precinct).

Immerse yourself within this confluence of tomorrow’s radicals pushing the limits of electronic music. Celebrate brash outsiders and the daring vanguard. Across three absorbing stages find genre-bending DJs, producers, and live artists who rightly stake their claim as some of the world’s most singular. MODE will host the club sphere’s most novel figures for an all-day dance odyssey like no other.

A truly global exchange of ideas and inspiration - catch international luminaries side by side with local neoterics equally flexing their worth. From international sonic pioneers such as Djrum, Priori, Aurora Halal or Wata Igarashi to domestic boundary-defying acts including Kia, Purient, Cousin & E. Fishpool, Mode is a conference of avant-garde creative expression.

Set on a grand industrial estate that sits on the iconic outlook in Warrang (Sydney), find yourself within hypnotic form to dance and discover. A heightened affair, packing an awe-inspiring installation of sound and visuals for your senses. MODE will present electronic music on a scale seldom seen on Australian soil. Boasting superlative production that will transcend your visceral experience - a highly considered audio build, tailor-made to hit all the right frequencies and sensory bliss.

Three stages surrounded by lofty sandstone walls and disused machinery set a striking brutalist backdrop for feature performances. MODE’s inaugural event will be artistically guided by the creative direction of Tiarna Herzceg, with an open callout to artists across Australia to express the core theme of “Speculative Futures”.

A culturally rich festival built upon individuality and inclusivity. MODE sets out to engage with our community, amplifying marginalised voices and exchanging creative expression both with friends from home and global contemporaries. A sustainably produced event with purpose driven ideals.

MODE is a celebration of sound experimentation and creative expression. An adventurous day that seeks to showcase the best of human potential.

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