Techno festival Mode is coming to Naarm in October with Young Marco, Sweely and more

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Techno festival Mode is coming to Naarm in October with Young Marco, Sweely and more

Mode Festival
Words by Staff Writer

Springtime electronic music and arts festival Mode is returning to PICA this October with an acclaimed electronic lineup.

Mode Festival returns for its third edition this spring, bringing acclaimed DJs and producers from around the world to Melbourne and Sydney.

Mode Festival

  • 5th October 2024 – Port Melbourne Industrial Centre for the Arts (PICA), Wurundjeri Land
  • 12th October 2024 – Cockatoo Island / Wareamah, Gadigal Land

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Similar to the way The Timber Yard has been repurposed as a stunning live music, festival and events space, so has PICA’s impressive industrial centre become a thundering venue for the world’s best bands, DJs and producers.

The list of acts and festivals that have been at PICA in its relatively short history range from major rock bands like Smashing Pumpkins to beloved hip hop festivals like Homegrown, all the way to rave-culture staples like Boiler Room. Mode is the latest in a series of electronic festivals and events that have made Port Melbourne one of the thriving centres of Melbourne’s electronic music scene.


* Sydney only, ^ Melbourne only.

  • Angus Mills (AU)*
  • baschoe (AU)*
    Duty Free
  • Bored Lord (US)
    T4T Luv Nrg
  • Chlär (NL)*
    Primal Instinct
  • Claire O’Brien (AU)*
  • Club Angel (AU)
    Astral People Recordings
  • Danielle (GB)
    Soft Raw
  • DJ PGZ (GB)
    Butter Sessions
  • DJ Possum & Myles Mac^ (AU)
    Melbourne Deepcast
  • DJ Swisha (US)
    Juke Bounce Werk
  • DVS1 (US)
    Hush Records
  • ealing b2b E3P (AU)*
  • Gorgon Sound (UK)
    Peng Sound Records
  • Jasper Tygner [DJ] (UK)
    Shall Not Fade
  • Jeshi [live] (UK)
    Because Music
  • Mabel (AU)
    Step Ball & Chain
  • Maurice Fulton (US/UK)
    Nuphonic, Warp
  • Naram [live] (NZ)
    Jahtari, Scotch Bonnet
  • Om Unit (UK)
    Cosmic Bridge
  • Pearson Sound (UK)
    Hessle Audio
  • Rhyw [live] (UK/DE)
  • Rochelle Jordan [live] (US)
    Young Art Records
  • Roza Terenzi (AU)
    Step Ball & Chain
  • Stev Zar^ (AU)
  • Sweely [live] (FR)
    Limousine Dream
  • Tommy Holohan (IE)
    Rave Selekts, Steel City Dance Discs
  • Vv Pete [live] (AU)
  • Young Marco (NL)
    Safe Trip, Dekmantel

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