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GITEX Future Stars 2018 is proud to partner with MICRO MUTEK.AE as part of its Creative Economy Program. The collaboration with GFS strengthens the MICRO MUTEK.AE mission to enrich the UAE’s electronic music scene with digital artistry, and will allow those attending MICRO MUTEK.AE to discover the international creative economy and start-ups driving the technological evolution in the Middle East.

MICRO MUTEK.AE presented by GFS will feature an all-encompassing array of immersive environments that showcase the intersection of music, art and innovative technology. The live performances will push the envelope of contemporary music and creativity to new dimensions.

Welcome to the Intersection Between Technology and Artistry 

Established in 2000, MUTEK is a festival dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and digital arts. It is the leading art and culture festival worldwide. The central platform is an annual five-day event in Montreal, which exists for the past 19 years. Today, 7 cities host their MUTEK festival including Montreal, Mexico, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Tokyo and Dubai.

Check out MUTEK around the world here!

“The Middle East is demanding access to digital creativity, specifically audiovisual content, which is the commitment and focus of our second annual gathering. The chemistry between MUTEK.AE and GFS is incredibly powerful and allows us to infuse the technology startup scene with innovative digital artistry, that is a growing trend within the international contemporary music scene."

Mehdi Ansari, Co-Founder, MUTEK.AE

The lineup



Where is it?

Where is it?

MICRO MUTEK.AE is split into two parts, as part of the Creative Economy program at GITEX Future Stars and as a standalone 

Creative Economy: MICRO MUTEK.AE presented by GFS

  • 14-17 October:  Dubai World Trade Centre



  • 18 October: Stereo Arcade, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, JBR
  • 19 October: Level 42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City


Please note: Your GFS Visitor ticket only gives you access to MUTEK from the 14 - 17 October. You will have to purchase separate tickets for MICRO MUTEK.AE 18th & 19th.



Creative Economy: MICRO MUTEK.AE presented by GFS

All visitor and conference passes have full access to MUTEK at Dubai World Trade Centre.



You will have to purchase separate tickets for the events on the 18th and 19th of October. Ticketing will open soon - stay tuned!

#Throwback to MUTEK.AE 2017 

2017 Highlight Video

2017 Photo Gallery