Combining electronic music, art, literature, records, technology and digital futurism, it is a cornucopia beyond even the wildest dreams of the most sonically-literate out there. 

Day one will be when most of the talky stuff goes on, so to broaden your musical knowledge get down to this. Day two is when the tunes really kick into gear, with performances from some of the biggest and most progressive names in the electronic arts. It starts during the day and carries on all night with LEAF event taking place across the city’s plethora of nightclubs. Tune-wise, we highly recommend catching Modeselektor,  808 State performing their 1989 LP Ninety as part of the classic album series and Kate Simko with the London Electronic Orchestra. 

The whole thing is curated by Bestival mainman Rob Da Bank, which ensures amongst many things, its wildly diverse line up of persuasions. Fantastic. 

When: Mar 6 & 7 / times vary
Where: Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, E1W 2SF. And various venues across London. Check the website for full listings. 
Cost: £10+
Tube: Shadwell

Marina and the Diamonds  – Mar  11
The first show in almost two years from the synth-pop superstar songstress who will be debuting new material from her Froot album, which is out next month. She’s already got a load of global fest shows lined up so you bet she will over here too, but for now, to whet your appetite, this is a sneaky little low key show. 
When: Mar 11 / 7pm
Where: Oslo, 1a Amhurst Road, E8 1LL
Cost: £16.50
Tube: Hackney Central


Underworld – Mar 6
Underworld, who hit commercial paydirt when Born Slippy a-la-Trainspotting saw them go super global, started their career – officially – with this genre-bending debut. Celebrating its 20th birthday, it is as ground-breaking and hip-shakingly super today as it was then. And after they’ve rattled through this, if their show last year at the Royal Festival Hall is anything to go by, they’ll be dipping into some other classics from their stupendous career that has seen them break all the rules. A techno act with a mumbly singer you say? Ooooh yes please. 

When: Mar 6 / 7pm
Where: Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street ,W6 9QH
Cost: £20+
Tube: Hammersmith