KRAFTWERK TO TOP LONDON - ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL IN 1998
NOTE: THIS CONCERT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE !!!
KRAFTWERK are to release a new album and perform live on London's South Bank as part of an electronic music festival under the working title of 'Machines'. The 'Machines' festival is also scheduled to feature, among others, Scanner, Cabaret Voltaire and Heaven 17 spin-off group, BEF. It's due to take place over a month at various South Bank venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Rooms.
The festival is being put together by members of the team responsible for the Meltdown Festival which, in recent years presented performances by Elvis Costello, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and Jeff Buckley. Kraftwerk's Ralf Hutter has confirmed that the band are "hard at work" in their Kling Klang Studios on a new album, which is scheduled for a late-1998 release.
Three new but untitled Kraftwerk tracks have already surfaced on a double live CD, 'ZKM'. The CD features a Kraftwerk performance recorded at the Mediale 5 Festival in Karlsruhe in Germany on October 18.