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Explore below and don't miss out on any of the program highlights. Welcome to MICRO MUTEK.AE Edition 3!
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Since its inception in Montreal in 2000, MUTEK has positioned itself as a prominent event for enthusiasts of electronic music and digital art. The festival has played a vital role in uncovering and promoting visionary artists who have reshaped contemporary sound and cultural environments. As our Headquarters mark their 25th anniversary this year, we offer you a taste of the experience in Dubai during a weekend that promises to be a unique celebration of the innovative and avant-garde spirit that has always characterized MUTEK, captivating audiences worldwide!


Join us on Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5, 2024.

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MICRO MUTEK.AE Edition 3 is taking place at Alserkal Avenue, the vibrant heart of Dubai's arts and culture scene. This industrial compound turned creative district is home to over 60 art, design, and creative venues, making it the perfect setting for this gathering. The program will take place at various spaces:

  • The Fridge - Play programs
  • Concrete - Nocturne programs
  • The Yard feat. Hemisphere 141 - Dome Screenings and Dome Live programs
  • Warehouse 46 - Festival Lobby and Digi Lab

Get ready to experience a one-of-a-kind fusion of music, art, and technology against a distinctive urban landscape of the United Arab Emirates.

Visit the Venues


The best way to enjoy the journey is through the Festival Passport that grants you access to:

  • Play 1 - Nocturne 1 - Dome Screenings | May 4
  • Play 2 - Nocturne 2 - Dome Screenings | May 5

For those that can't attend both days, Saturday and Sunday, the Day Pass is a great choice.
Nocturne 1 and 2 individual tickets are also now for sale.
Important: The four Dome Live shows are sold separately here.

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A Two-Day Journey Through Digital Creativity

The festival showcases a diverse lineup of 41 artists from around the globe converging in Dubai to offer 20 live performances, various screenings and installations.

From the legendary Mathew Jonson, to cutting-edge acts like, Line Katcho, Salar Ansari Trio featuring Pathe Jassi and Grammy and Oscar winner Luis Resto, and the world premiere of Satoshi Tomiie x Kuniyuki x Manami Sakamoto , we invite you to delve into four main content streams over two days of live artistic exploration and innovation:

1) Play: Dive into experimental listening and delicate live performances with Play 1 and 2 programs, pushing the boundaries of sonic experimentation.

2) Nocturne: Immerse yourself in vibrant nightlife music with live performances at Nocturne 1 and 2. Explore innovative grooves and frequencies where global sounds meet > Read the article here.

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3) Dome: Step into the ultimate collective immersive experience with Dome Screenings 1 and 2, a curated selection of global artworks repeating on Saturday and Sunday. Plus Dome Live 1, 2, 3, and 4: four exclusive live AV acts that will captivate audiences with their dynamic and innovative performances.

4) Digi Lab: During the daytime, engage in Workshops, Panel Talks, and a Gear Lab, where industry professionals and artists share insights into the latest trends and technologies.


You will be also able to enjoy two amazing visual pieces displayed in our Yard Screenings: 'Imkan' by Arash Akbari IR and 'Warp and Weft' by Amir B Ash IR/FR ; plus five AR artworks in our APP (find all the info below).

Join the future of music and creativity for a transformative experience!
> Read the article here.

Program 2024


Play Series (two events: Play 1 and Play 2) showcases regional and international talents through the use of electronic instruments, pushing the boundaries of creativity and offering experimental listening and delicate live performances. Explore the artist directory on this page to discover performances and immerse yourself in the diverse and innovative world of electronic arts and music.

Play 1 | Saturday, May 4, 2024
17:00-23:00 | The Fridge — Alserkal Avenue

Line Katcho CA/QC — Immortelle
Resound Showcase: Double Slit PT/AE
Resound Showcase: Shoombufo OM
Idlefon IR/CA
Burnt Friedman & João Pais Filipe DE+PT
Bint Mbareh PS/UK

Play 2 | Sunday, May 5, 2024
18:00-21:00 | The Fridge — Alserkal Avenue

Cyrill Reaidy LB/AE
Tarik Omar x Sukatoyo SA/AE+PH/AE
Performance Laboratory Performances
9T Antiope IR/FR


Nocturne Series (two events: Nocturne 1 and Nocturne 2) is a hallmark of the festival's programming in a setting that emphasizes the innovative fusion of electronic music and digital creativity. A curated lineup of performances that span a wide range of atmospheric grooves and innovative frequencies. Join our festive, late-night programming where cutting-edge technology meets visual arts and sound design.

Nocturne 1 | Saturday, May 4, 2024
23:00-3:00 AM | Concrete — Alserkal Avenue

Salar Trio featuring Luis Resto and Pathe Jassi IR/US+US+SN/US
Mathew Jonson CA

Nocturne 2 | Sunday, May 5, 2024
21:00-Midnight | Concrete- Alserkal Avenue RU
Flabbergast CA/QC
Satoshi Tomiie x Kuniyaki Takahashi x Manami Sakamoto JP


Dome Series (8 events, 4 per day) takes the audiovisual experience to its maximum scale with a hemispherical dome, 10 m in diameter and 13 m high at its zenith, providing a 360º field of vision. This immersive experience is an integral part of the festival featuring Dome Screenings of curated pieces and Dome Live performances.

Venue: Hemisphere 141 at The Yard- Alserkal Avenue

Dome Screening 1 | May 4, 2024 | 17:00-18:00
Sébastien Labrunie FR — The Twisted Tree RU
Sebastien Schnabel x Mandibul FR
Tormoz x Guess Lou IR — Module 64

Dome Screening 2 | May 4, 2024 | 18:00-19:00
Society of Arts and Technology CA — SAT Fest
Manami Sakamoto x Yuri Urano JP — Metaract

Dome Live 1 | May 4, 2024 | 21:00-21:45
Stefana Fratila X Diana Lynn VanderMeulen RO/CA+CA — I want to leave this Earth behind
Dome Live 2 | May 4, 2024 | 22:00-22:45
Guillaume Coutu Dumont CA/QC — Les Empires
Visuals: Line Katcho CA/QC

Dome Screening 1 | May 5, 2024 | 17:00-18:00
Sébastien Labrunie FR — The Twisted Tree RU
Sebastien Schnabel x Mandibul FR
Tormoz x Guess Lou IR — Module 64

Dome Screening 2 | May 5, 2024 | 18:00-19:00
Society of Arts and Technology CA — SAT Fest
Manami Sakamoto x Yuri Urano JP — Metaract

Dome Live 3 | May 5, 2024 | 19:00-19:45
Erika Tsuchiya x Josh Rodenberg US/QA

Dome Live 4 | May 5, 2024 | 20:00-20:45
Temp-Illusion with Amir B. Ash IR/FR

Digi Lab

Digi Lab is an educational and professional development component designed for the creative community, featuring panels, workshops, and a performance lab. This innovative space is tailored to the convergence of art and technology, providing a platform for creative exploration and collaboration.

Attendees can expect a dynamic program that fosters experimentation and learning, reflecting the intersection of digital creativity and artistic expression within the vibrant setting of Alserkal Avenue.

TouchDesigner Workshop | May 4 & 5, 2024
10:00-17:00 | Hemisphere 141 at The Yard

Info & Register

Performance Lab | May 3-5, 2024
10:00-17:00 | Concrete at Alserkal Avenue

Info & Apply Now

Panel Talks | May 5, 2024
15:00-17:00 | The Fridge at Alserkal Avenue


Explore Alserkal Avenue and catch our virtual installations of augmented reality art. You can also effortlessly navigate the festival lineup and different venues, uncover the distinctive styles and profiles of the artists, bookmark the performances that catch your eye, and stay updated through our mobile app:

AR exhibition artists:

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Food and Beverages

Alserkal Avenue in Dubai offers a diverse and vibrant food scene, attracting foodies from all over. The area is home to a variety of restaurants and cafes, each offering its own unique culinary experience

Discover Dubai

Discover Dubai, with world-class tourism and magnificent tailored destinations. Explore a wide range of choices and start planning your trip now! Link to Dubai Tourism

Accommodations and Transportation

Taxi: Take a Careem to the festival. Download

Hotels: The Rove Hotel City Walk offers MUTEK.AE prices with our using the promo code MUTEKAE.


Volunteers are a key component of the success of the festival. Be part of an exciting community, contribute to the success of the event, and gain valuable experience in the digital creation industry. Volunteer

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