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FORM Arcosanti, the annual 3-day creative retreat & festival held in the urban laboratory of Arcosanti, AZ, has announced the music lineup & select cultural programming for this year's iteration, set to take place the weekend of May 10-12, 2019.
Backdropped by Arcosanti's otherworldly architecture & landscapes, a community of just 2000 participants will have the opportunity to experience incredibly intimate performances by Florence + The Machine, Skrillex, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Kaytranada, Japanese Breakfast, Peggy Gou, DJ Koze, Mulatu Astatke, Pussy Riot, Tim Hecker, American Football, and many more with no overlapping sets - see full list of announced performers below.
Additionally, FORM's engaging and inspired cultural program will include talks, panels, workshops, immersive art, poetry, new technologies, and outdoor/wellness activities with topics ranging from environmentalism to social justice, architecture, design, and more. FORM's 2019 cultural programming will include Between Two Books, a conversation between Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine) and authors Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, Ysra Daley-Ward and more; a Poetry Series with poets hand-selected by slam poetry champ and spoken word artist George
Watsky, including Yrsa Daley-Ward, Aja Monet, and others; demos of Tónandi, Sigur Rós's mixed-reality project with tech innovators Magic Leap; a performance and conversation with Patrisse Cullors, artist & co-founder of Black
Lives Matter; art workshops with Renowned African-American artist and 2019 performer Lonnie Holley; and much more to be announced.
FORM was created by the band Hundred Waters after visiting the experimental eco-city of Arcosanti while on tour in 2013. Since then FORM Arcosanti has evolved to host to an incredible range of performances by Solange, James
Blake, Skrillex, Father John Misty, Future
Islands, Beach House, Flying Lotus, Fleet Foxes, and many, many more.
"Seeing a performance in the Arcosanti Amphitheater is unlike anything else," states FORM curator Zach Tetrault. "The intimacy and intentional design of the space makes every audience member feel like they are a part of the show. Having artists like Florence and Paak play in that venue will be a life changing experience. It's also important to us to feature groundbreaking poets like Yrsa Daley-Ward who are completely changing the landscape of poetry forever. We couldn't be more grateful and excited about this year."
FORM ARCOSANTI 2019 INITIAL LINEUP
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
ANDERSON PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS
~in alphabetical order~
AJA MONET (poetry set)
TIM HECKER w/ Gagaku ensemble
TRAYER (of hundred waters)
YRSA DALEY-WARD (poetry set)