Richie Hawtin To Debut New Live Show At Coachella

Richie Hawtin challenges the distinction between DJ’ing and live performance with a new 75-minute audio-visual show which takes you closer to his unique way of performing.

The show, CLOSE – Spontaneity & Synchronicity, explores the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technologies that enable an artist to express themselves.

Using intimately placed cameras this man versus machine relationship unfolds onscreen in real-time bringing the audience closer than before to Hawtin’s intuitive gestures.

The Canadian artist will debut the show at both weekends of COACHELLA on the Mojave stage to commence the first engagement of CLOSE’s worldwide tour. Otherfestivals and venues that will present the show include: The Sydney Opera House for the highly-regarded Vivid LIVE cultural festival where HAWTIN will perform CLOSE on the serene Northern Broadwalk, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background and surrounded by 270-degree water views; a headlining slot at America’s leading underground festival MOVEMENT in Detroit – the city where HAWTIN began his career as a curious and fanatical young DJ from across the border in Windsor, Canada; the Pitchfork Stage at PRIMAVERA SOUND in Portugal;  MELT in Berlin for the event’s 20th Anniversary; HAWTIN’s debut at WE LOVE GREEN in Paris, and a long-awaited return to CREAMFIELDS in the U.K. to headline the award-winning Steelyard structure which will be HAWTIN’s only British festival date in 2017.