Making Time ∞

September 20-22 at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia

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The transcendental Making Time ∞ proudly returns to Philadelphia’s Fort Mifflin this fall, Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22, for its fourth and biggest year yet. Once again, Making Time ∞ has pulled out all the stops with a distinct curatorial bent that makes the Philly event totally unique. Topping the bill are two UK duos that have changed the game Optimo (Espacio) and Bicep who will unite for a rare back-to-back set. Additional headliners include legends Floating Points and Theo Parrish. Friend of Making Time ∞, Daniel Avery, will back-to-back with the blistering Detroit electro icon DJ Stingray while 2manydjs’ anticipated set will focus on the New Beat music from their native Belgium. 

This year, the full scope of Making Time ∞ comes to the fore—Los Angeles folk royalty Jessica Pratt plays a day time live set. Hotly tipped Mexican ambient jazz artist Mabe Fratti also plays live, as will Caterina Barbieri, post-punk innovators Model/Actriz, UK star John Glacier, and experimentalist live acts of all stripes including Pavel Milyakov, UK percussionist Valentina Magaletti, and the powerful saxophonist Bendik Giske.

The bread and butter of Making Time ∞ is electronic music, but even here, the approach is full spectrum and gathers the best of the best from the current international dance scene, including Skee Mask, Laurel Halo, Nia Archives, Wata Igarashi, Paranoid London, Simo Cell, Djrum, Leon Vynehall, Kia, CCL, Aurora Halal, Scott Zacharias, Kieran Laveaux, Nosedrip, Purelink, Time Is Away, Death Is Not The End, Blazer Sound System, Paula Tape, and Nick León, to name a few. 

With over 25 years of experience throwing parties, the legendary Philadelphia promoter and Making Time ∞ founder Dave P. has developed familial bonds with a number of artists who serve as regulars or “residents” of sorts. Avalon Emerson and John Talabot make their triumphant return, as do key Philly artists Universal Cave, JEWELSSEA, Zillas On Acid, King Britt, Rich Medina (playing an all 45’s DJ set) along with crews Great Circles and Subsurface. Brooklyn community music hub The Lot Radio will return to host a livestream stage.

Fort Mifflin is particularly well-suited for different speeds. The “casemates,” used for storage during wartime, serve as historic chill-out rooms or small indoor venues. The sprawling, mildly vertiginous fields can host outdoor live sets during the day before turning into Orbital-like outdoor raves at night, with longtime Making Time ∞ collaborators Klip Collective projecting visuals on various buildings whose colonial builders never could have imagined their modern repurposing.

As last year’s attendees discovered, when you’re at Fort Mifflin, you’re family. Making Time ∞ is about banding together to transcend inclement weather, by-numbers lineups, and corporate overlords of all persuasions. This is what makes Making Time ∞ totally unique and totally unforgettable. Each year, we come to Making Time ∞ for something different, something ambitious, abnormal and, yes, transcendent. 

Three-day passes for Making Time ∞ 2024 are available to purchase now for $225 (plus taxes and fees). Tickets with no service charges are available at the following locations: The Lot Radio in Brooklyn, Middle Child & Middle Child Clubhouse in Philadelphia.