Positive Education Festival  Saint-Étienne, France 1-4 November 2023


5 0f 5 PEACE OF MINDs

Expertly curated techno festival, the music was terrific and the sound systems impeccable – Positive Education is a really fabulous example of how festivals should be, with amazing artistic lightning and lasers used in a really minimal and subtitle way. The setting at Cité du design in an old ammunition factory was magnificent and the walls shook with techno thunder.

There was a striking difference between the more popular main room mainstream sound and the more psychedelic smaller stage acts that complemented each other well.

For example there were big headliners techno trance current trend VTSS, Anetha, Ki/Ki and Partiboi69 of Instagram / Tiktok popularity that filled the main stage with more mainstream big room sounds and attracted a younger crowd, while the smaller stages where more experimental and attracted an older more sophisticated crowd

Jennifer Cardini B2B with Paolo Bozzi were at their utmost best, delivering a very moving and high-energy set at the same time. The crowd was united in a sense of shared community and highly appreciative of the old school rave songs they played at the end of their set.

Australian boisterous and extraverted DJ Partiboi69 demonstrated once again that he is much more at ease with big raves and festivals than small clubs. He was really much better at Positive Education than last week at the Rex Club in Paris and set the audience on fire. Although we at Peace of Mind are wary that his stage presence comes dangerously close to EDM, we also admire the authentic silly rave fun he creates with his jump around antics

We were a bit disappointed by the performance of these 3 internationally praised Djs VTSS, Anetha, Ki/Ki and we were sorry to come to the conclusion that although female DJs have made it at last to the main techno stages which is a great breakthrough, They must be under strong pressure to conform to current mainstream techno trance expectations and sinusoidal sets based on EDM samples and endless drops.

The highlights of the Positive Education festival were

Friday
Vardae & Donato Dozzy

Saturday
Rrose & Forest Drive West

The trend we see is slower and more psychedelic and we really like it!

Friday

SCÈNE 1- CITÉ DU DESIGN

20:00 – 21:00

DJ SET

OLYMPE4000 & VON RIU

21:00 – 22:30

DJ SET

DJ BUS REPLACEMENT SERVICE

22:30 – 00:00

DJ SET

VTSS

00:00 – 01:30

DJ SET

KI/KI

01:30 – 03:00

DJ SET

ANETHA

03:00 – 05:00

DJ SET

SCÈNE 2 – CITÉ DU DESIGN
LIA CATREUX

20:00 – 21:00

DJ SET

TÉNÈBRE

21:00 – 22:00

LIVE A/V

SENTIENT

22:00 – 23:00

DJ SET

KAHN & NEEK

23:00 – 00:30

DJ SET

FLORE

00:30 – 02:00

DJ SET

RHYW

02:00 – 03:00

LIVE

ZOHAR & NVST

03:00 – 05:0

DJ SET

SCÈNE 3 – CITÉ DU DESIGN
TOÉ

20:00 – 22:00

DJ SET

CORTEX OF LIGHT

22:00 – 23:30

LIVE

MONOLAKE

23:30 – 00:30

LIVE

DONATO DOZZY

00:30 – 02:30

DJ SET

LOEK FREY

02:30 – 03:30

LIVE

VARDAE

03:30 – 05:00

LIVE

Saturday

SCÈNE 1- CITÉ DU DESIGN
MARY B

20:00 – 21:30

DJ SET

DESIRE

21:30 – 23:00

DJ SET

BARAKA

23:00 – 00:00

LIVE

JENNIFER CARDINI & PABLO BOZZI

00:00 – 01:4

DJ SET

KETTAMA & X-COAST

01:45 – 03:30

DJ SET

PARTIBOI69

03:30 – 05:00

DJ SET

SCÈNE 2 – CITÉ DU DESIGN
NADIA FUCHSIA

20:00 – 21:30

DJ SET

HYPH11E

21:30 – 23:00

DJ SET

HAPPA

23:00 – 00:00

LIVE

AMNESIA SCANNER

00:10 – 01:10

LIVE A/V

M I M I

01:15 – 03:00

DJ SET

OBJEKT & SKEE MASK

03:00 – 05:00

DJ SET

CCL

05:00 – 06:30

DJ SET

ANACO & AZAMAT B

06:30 – 08:30

DJ SET

LISA MORE

08:30 – 10:00

DJ SET

ZALTAN & THEO MULLER

10:00 – 12:00

DJ SET

SCÈNE 3
JACKY JEANE

20:00 – 22:00

DJ SET

SPACE DRUM MEDITATION

22:00 – 23:00

LIVE

FOREST DRIVE WEST

23:00 – 01:00

DJ SET

PIANETI SINTETICI

01:00 – 02:00

LIVE

RROSE

02:00 – 04:00

DJ SET

NOTZING

04:00 – 05:00

LIVE

OR+BE

05:00 – 07:00

DJSET

WOODY92

07:00 – 09:00

DJSET

FERAL & SPEKKI WEBU

09:00 – 10:30

LIVE

STAGE 3

10:30 – 12:0

DJSET


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