Mutek is one of those international festivals that were just made for Barcelona. This incredibly hip international festival is a combined celebration of sound, music and visual art.

So no surprise that it sets up shop for its fifth edition in Barcelona this March from the 5th to the 8th, when another prestigious roster of International artists will play cutting-edge electronic nightly sets in four different clubs throughout the city.

While in recent years festivals have become big business, MUTEK bucks this trend, as it is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate is to provide a platform for the most original and visionary artists currently working in their fields, with a stated objective to build bridges between creativity and technology and thus support innovation in new electronic music and digital art.  The “MU” in Mutek refers to “mutation”, reflecting that music and technology are constantly evolving and changing.

Mutek was born in Montreal in 2000 and has grown to other hip cities, namely Mexico City, and of course Barcelona. The event grows apace, this year Mutek has set up its first electronic music event in China.

The 2014 Barcelona edition will host a variety of acts, from the UK (Andy Stott), Spain (Brunetto), the USA (Laurel Halo), Germany (Marcel Dettman) and France (1024 Architecture). Look out for performances at L’Institut Francais, Moog Club, Nitsa and Teatre Coliseum.

Tickets are available as daily passes starting from €5-€10 to€60 for all four nights.

Go to the Mutek website