Carl Cox is launching a techno festival in Australia

With nigh on three decades of experience under his belt, there’s not many DJs who can hold a candle to Carl Cox. He’s renowned as a trailblazer in techno, a selector with impeccable taste and a technical whiz behind the decks – so who better, then, to curate a brand new festival?

Lucky for us, that’s exactly what he’s doing – speaking exclusively to inthemix ahead of his appearance at this year’s Electronic Music Conference, Carl Cox revealed his plans to launch a new festival in Australia this April. “I am looking to build my own bespoke Carl Cox festival in Australia,” he told us. “It’s going to be called Pure and all I’m going to be concentrating on is underground DJs who have a vibe for house and techno.”

According to Cox, Pure will hit two cities: “We’re looking to start this in April, and the first two cities we’re going to do is Melbourne and Sydney.”

“We haven’t decided exactly where we’re going to do them or who’s coming to the table,” Cox said. “But when we last spoke to all of the international DJs who are interested in being involved in our festival, they’ve all said, yep, we’d like to do it. A lot of it will just be down to availability and timing, but primarily you’re going to have the best DJs playing the best music. Hopefully we can build it into something annually for Australia.”

Before Pure launches, Carl Cox will be in Sydney to speak at this year’s Electronic Music Conference, where he’ll be giving a keynote interview on his origins in dance music and what the future holds for himself – and techno. To be there, grab your EMC pass now, and stay tuned for inthemix’s full interview with the electronic legend.