Utopia Festival 2.1 - A New Kind of Immersive Live Experience

A music festival like no other recently took place in the heart of the city of Marseille, bringing thousands of music lovers together for two nights packed full of unique sonic experiences, explosive DJ sets, and much more.

Utopia Festival, dedicated to the electronic music culture and solidarities of the famous port city in Southern France, welcomed more than 45 artists to play across seven ‘scenes’ (including two completely immersive stages) over two nights, as well as featuring a series of conferences, debates, and a haul of local independent retailers.

On the 24th and 25th of September, Utopia took over the historical site of the Friche la Belle de Mai, born out of the ashes of the Seita tobacco factory and transformed into a hub of creativity and innovation. The venue had been redesigned to unite its people around a unique, multi-sensory experience, and so an equally as unique sound system was needed to satisfy the festival’s demanding audio requirements.

Enter CODA Audio from Hannover, Germany and its patented loudspeaker technologies, constructed from raw materials at its dedicated production facilities and designed to deliver exceptional outcomes in every sphere of professional audio.

Every one of Utopia’s stages were designed and implemented by systems from across the entire CODA Audio range. In every area of the festival, from front of house to DJ monitoring, CODA’s next generation products ensured that every beat, note and word was heard clearly and powerfully.

Perhaps the venue’s most spectacular setting – the Eldorado roof terrace – offered a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its sunsets. This truly was a new kind of festival experience, and Headliner was lucky enough to be invited to see and hear these impressive systems in the flesh.

Check out the trailer below for a taste of the action, and watch this space for more news about this one-of-a-kind event, coming soon: